Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is an absolute fall must! It’s brimming with that pumpkin and spice flavor we crave, it has the perfect amount of chocolate chips, and it’s amazingly moist and tender.
The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
This is how you welcome fall. And in my opinion this is the perfect loaf of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread!
It has a blend of oil and butter, oil for moisture because it creates a more moist crumb than butter does but then we need some butter for flavor.
Then there’s a fair amount of cinnamon here and just enough nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Because pumpkin bread wouldn’t be pumpkin bread without those autumn spices!
And I like the blend of white sugar and brown sugar for flavor. A hint of molasses with pumpkin is always a good thing (the molasses being that from the brown sugar).
Ingredients You’ll Need for This Recipe
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder and baking soda
- Spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves
- Chocolate chips
- Granulated sugar and brown sugar
- Unsalted butter
- Vegetable oil
- Canned pumpkin
- Apple juice
Scroll below for full printable recipe.
How to Make Pumpkin Bread
- Preheat oven and grease loaf pan.
- Whisk together dry ingredients and chocolate chips. Make a well in center.
- Separately whisk together granulated sugar, brown sugar, melted butter and vegetable oil.
- Whisk in eggs them pumpkin, apple juice and vanilla.
- Pour pumpkin mixture into flour mixture and fold until combined.
- Pour into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out practically clean.
- Let cool before slicing.
Tips for Pumpkin Bread
- If at all possible make this bread the day before you plan on serving it. The flavor, texture and moisture is just better the second day.
- Don’t over-mix the batter. That way it will rise up nicely.
- If you don’t have all the spices here use 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice instead.
- For less fat substitute unsweetened applesauce for vegetable oil.
- Cool completely before slicing otherwise the slices will sort of crumble.
- Double the recipe if desired to make 2 loaves.
More Pumpkin Recipes You Might Like
- Perfect Pumpkin Pie
- Easy Pumpkin Cake
- Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Scones
Follow Cooking Classy
16 Quick & Easy 30 Minute Recipes! (plus weekly recipe updates)
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- 1 1/2 cups (213g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to to measure)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup (160g) granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (110g) packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable or canola oil
- 2 large eggs (preferably room temperature)
- 1 cup (248g) canned pumpkin
- 1/3 cup (80ml) apple juice (preferably room temperature)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
- In large mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Mix in chocolate chips.
- Make a well in center of flour mixture then set aside.
- In a separate medium mixing bowl whisk together granulated sugar, brown sugar, melted butter and vegetable oil.
- Add in eggs then whisk until blended. Add in pumpkin, apple juice and vanilla and whisk until well combined.
- Pour pumpkin mixture into well in flour mixture and fold and stir with a rubber spatula just until combined. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out practically clean (a moist crumb or two is fine, but no batter), about 55 - 60 minutes.
- Cool in pan for about 5 minutes then run a knife around edges of loaf to ensure it's loose. Invert onto a wire rack then turn upright.
- Cool on wire rack about 30 minutes then transfer to an airtight container to cool completely. Note that it's even better the second day.
- Recipe source: Cooking Classy