CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN BREAD is so moist, loaded with pumpkin flavor, and studded with chocolate chips. Serve slightly warm with a smear of butter for a delicious fall treat. 

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I’ve been slowly counting down the days until pumpkin season all year.

My kids count down until Christmas morning, I count down until it’s acceptable to admit that I’m eating a slice of pumpkin bread every morning. 

I have many pumpkin recipes that I love and make year after year, but this pumpkin chocolate chip bread seems to be the one that I make the earliest in the season. There is something about it being a bread that makes it more acceptable to eat in, say, July or August, than it would be to eat a pumpkin pie.

The rules surrounding pumpkin recipes are weird, but people get awfully mad when you serve up pumpkin pancakes for breakfast in May. 

Anyway, hooray for pumpkin season! Let’s make this chocolate chip pumpkin bread recipe!

pumpkin bread with chocolate chips and butter

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe: 

Add some flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to a mixing bowl and whisk together. 

In a second bowl, add your pumpkin puree, eggs, and oil and whisk well to combine.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine. 

chocolate chips in pumpkin batter

Dump in some chocolate chips. You can use any variety that you prefer – milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate are all delicious in this pumpkin bread!

Spread into a loaf pan and pop it into the oven.

This pumpkin bread bakes in about an hour.

We like to smear salted butter on warm pieces of bread. That little bit of salt against the warm, soft, sweet bread is absolute heaven. 

How to store pumpkin bread: 

No matter how you choose to store your pumpkin bread, you’ll want to be sure to wrap it so that it’s air-tight or it will dry out. 

Store your covered bread on the counter at room temperature for up 2 days.

Store your covered bread in the refrigerator for up to one week. You may rewarm slices of cold pumpkin bread in the microwave for about 10 seconds. 

Slice your bread and wrap the slices individually and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight on the counter before eating. 

More pumpkin recipes to try: 

My favorite pumpkin recipe that I must make over and over every pumpkin season is pumpkin crunch cake. It’s simple, quick, and it’s always a hit. 

This pumpkin dip is fun for dipping Nilla wafers, this pumpkin cake is made extra tasty with cream cheese frosting, and these pumpkin cheesecake bars look like you spent hours on them, but they’re actually quite simple.

pumpkin chocolate chip bread slices

4.07 from 16 votes

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 12 slices
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: autumn, easy bread recipes, easy pumpkin recipes, fall
Calories: 299 kcal

Moist pumpkin bread studded with chocolate chips! This bread is perfect when served warm with a thick slather of salted butter.


  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 15 ounces canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.

  2. Add the flour, brown sugar, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and baking powder to a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

  3. To a smaller bowl, add the pumpkin, oil, and eggs, Whisk well to combine.

  4. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  6. Spread the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

  7. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Store, tightly wrapped, on the counter for up 2 days or in the refrigerator for up 7 days. 

For longer storage, slice the bread and wrap invidividually. Store in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw on the counter overnight before serving.

To rewarm slices of bread, heat in the microwave for 10 seconds. 

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 268mg12%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 5600IU112%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.