Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Homemade Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is fall loaf recipe with chocolate chips and a comforting pumpkin flavor.

If you love pumpkin recipes as much as we do, you also need to try my Mini Pumpkin Pies, and this Pumpkin Bundt Cake. Pumpkin season is meant to be enjoyed thoroughly after all.

A close up of a piece of bread on a plate, with Pumpkin and Bread

Through the year I make a lot of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaves, so changing it up and making some Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is a welcome addition to the Fall season.

You can easily say my bread transforms with the seasons, because soon it’ll be time to make this Cranberry Eggnog Bread.

Welcome fall and all the fall flavors!

I set out this season to make more recipes with pumpkin, asking friends for their favourite recipes to try.

I wanted to increase the ‘pumpkin’ collection in my recipe box, thinking it will perhaps will decrease the amount of Pumpkin Spice Lattes that I make at home.

When really, it doesn’t. I can’t stop the lattes! Especially when I make my Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer and pair it with my favorite fall recipe.

I also love incorporating seasonal foods with breakfasts, like making these Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Muffins.

This recipe along with these muffins, are my kids favourite fall breakfasts before they go off to school.

So, a friend sent me s Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread recipe, though it was more of a ‘I don’t bake so can you make this for me?’ request. 

What can I say, I’m a dedicated friend, so I made this easy bread that same day.

Bread and Chocolate

This homemade pumpkin bread is really easy to make, it uses canned pumpkin puree and a few key ingredients that you most likely have on hand at all times.

I also used the jumbo chocolate chips because, well, chocolate. I love milk chocolate chips, yet you can always use dark chocolate chips if that is more to your liking.

The days of bland pumpkin bread are behind us, because this bread tastes like a dessert.

How to Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • sour cream
  • vegetable oil
  • all purpose flour
  • white sugar
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • chocolate chips
  • optional: pumpkin pie spice

To Make: Grease (with cooking spray) and flour a loaf pan. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a medium bowl, add the pumpkin pie puree, eggs, oil, vanilla, and sour cream. Combine the wet ingredients until smooth.

Using a fork, sift the dry ingredients once more, and make a “well” into the flour mixture.

Pour the wet ingredients into the flour well, and whisk together until smooth. Fold the chocolate chips into the batter, and pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Sprinkle with remaining extra chocolate chips and bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire cooling rack, and enjoy!

This best pumpkin bread recipe is great for breakfast, sending a slice of pumpkin bread for school lunches, a snack or perfect afternoon fall treat.

It’s also for gifting a loaf of chocolate chip pumpkin bread to others. You can also easily make mini loaves using this recipe, just adjust the baking time to suit.

Store and Freeze Delicious Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

  • To store: Wrap chocolate pumpkin bread well using plastic wrap (or place in an airtight container), and store at room temperature. Consume within 5 days.
  • To Freeze: This pumpkin bread freezes so well. For best results, wrap well with aluminum foil and freeze for up to 3 months. Allow to defrost completely.

If you are looking for a perfect fall treat and love pumpkin desserts, try this Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake!

A close up of a piece of bread on a plate, with Pumpkin and Bread
Bread and Chocolate

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is a great fall loaf recipe that uses pumpkin puree and key common ingredients most have on hand. Pumpkin all the things!


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree {not pumpkin pie mix)}
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cup chocolate chips, divided
 for some in batter and some sprinkled on top


  1. Lightly grease and flour a loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt
  3. In a medium bowl combine the pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, vanilla, and sour cream until smooth.
  4. Using a fork, sift the flour mixture once more and make a "well" in the flour mix
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour well and whisk together until smooth.
  6. Fold 1 cup of chocolate chips

 into the batter
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle 1/3 cup chocolate chips on top
  8. Bake at 375 for 60-75 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  9. Cool in the pan away from the stove or on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 569Saturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 276mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 2gSugar: 45gProtein: 6g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest


  1. This sounds delicious! I might make this for Thanksgiving dinner! Thank you for sharing!

  2. mmmm…. May have to try to make it, without kids knowing πŸ™‚ I can have my own secret stash of non gf/df stuff right ? Looks amazing Tammi

  3. My mom made this in the fall and winter when I was little. I LOVE it! It makes a great neighbor gift.

  4. Ooh, it sounds great. I have made chocolate chip banana bread, but never thought of pumpkin bread. Will have to give it a try. YUMMY!

  5. oh wow this looks totally yummy. the idea of pumpkin and chocolate together,,,to good to resist

  6. YUM oh my goodness!! I love pumpkin and chocolate together as a flavor combo so much, and it’s just something I always look forward to in the fall.

    W00t! Pinning this–Thank you!

  7. I made pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast a few days ago, and they were to die for. I actually can’t get them off my mind, and now I totally want to make this bread to calm my craving! It looks delicious!

  8. I can not wait to try this. I saw it earlier and added the ingredients to my shopping list. Tomorrow I will be baking!

  9. What a delicious looking recipe. I am going to make this as my mouth is watering after seeing the photo.

  10. What a yummy recipe…I’m always looking for a recipe to use up the canned pumpkin leftover after my pumpkin pies are made.

  11. The pictures that you have been taking of your recipes are amazing! This cake looks moist and delicious!

  12. I think this looks great! I would love to make this recipe on a cold day like this!

  13. I love this time of year and all the pumpkin recipes. I will have to give this one a go

  14. This looks really great, we sure eat a lot of Pumpkin bread this time of year in our house! Ours is very “modified” for allergies, but it still tastes great πŸ™‚

  15. MMMMMMM sounds wonderful – have a feeling it will be on the table this weekend to go with the bird.

  16. Seeing as how I just made a batch of pumpkin pie filling I’ll have to try this.

  17. I made this yesterday! While mine didn’t look as pretty – it tasted good cuz it was all gone!

  18. Looks like a great recipe! The bread looks so moist. This bread would be a hit with everyone in my family.

  19. Sounds delicious! You’re right, it’s a perfect way to mix it up instead of always having banana bread!

  20. Great recipe! Also a great way to use up the extra pumpkin puree I have in the fridge πŸ™‚

  21. My on my, this is on my list to try!! Looks so good i will try it this weekend! Thanks for sharing

  22. We have a lot of fresh pumpkin this year from our garden. This is going to be so good made with some of it!

  23. This looks delicious! I have a pumpkin gingerbread loaf that I love but I’ll have to try this one now. The chocolate chips would be a great addition.

  24. This looks absolutely delicious and not that hard to make. I know my family would love it. I’m going to make this

  25. My family loves pumpkin pie and I was wanting to try new pumpkin recipes.This we will try as it sounds delicious! Thank you!

  26. making this type of cake helps my vegetable-phobic daughter to eat pumpkin. a little bit of chocolate always helps!

  27. Thank you for this chocolate chip pumpkin bread. It sounds delicious and I plan to make it. I have made pumpkin muffins with a few chocolate chips thrown in. I wonder what difference the sour cream will make. I will find out.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *