Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin bread on a platter

It is officially pumpkin everything season!! I went shopping with my cousin this past weekend and every shop we went into smelled of fall, it was so intoxicating. We went into a well known high end retail store and they had samples of several of their fall goodies out. One of their mixes was a pumpkin bread mix , that was at best average. Seriously, homemade pumpkin breads are so easy and so much better than a mix. This Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread is so easy and delicious , and is perfect with a hot cup of tea. In the fall I love making breads like this check out my Apple Butter Banana Bread and my Apple Bread with Cream Cheese Filling.

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Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread sliced on a platter

Once the bread is cooled and sliced it is hard to resist grabbing a slice . It is slightly sweet and full of pumpkin spices. What really makes this different is big chocolate chunks in every bite . The semi sweet chocolate and pumpkin bread surprisingly a delightful combination. Trust me , this will be your new favorite fall bread.

Center of Chocolate chunk Pumpkin Bread

Let’s Make Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread!

This is so easy to make , everything is mixed in one bowl. Start by blending together the pumpkin, oil, eggs and sugar. Mix until it is well blended.

Blended Pumpkin wet ingredients

Add the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and pumpkin spice.Add dry ingredients to pumpkin

Mix well, stopping to scrape down the sides and mix until everything is blended.

blended pumpkin bread batter

Fold in chocolate chunks.

folding in chocolate chunks

Pour into a prepared pan and bake for 55 minutes in a preheated oven.

baking the pumpkin bread

Cool for 10 minutes and remove from the pan.Cool on a cooling rack.

pumpkin bread baked


chocolate chunk pumpkin bread with a bite taken out

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Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 -8 people


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 11/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 cup Dark chocolate chunks


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with a spray like bakers joy
  • Blend together pumpkin, oil, egg and sugar
  • Add flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin spice.
  • Blend well , stopping to scrape down the sides
  • Once blended fold in chocolate chunks
  • Pour into the prepared 9x5 loaf pan
  • Baked 55-60 minutes in preheated oven
  • Cool for 10 minutes in pan then remove and cool on a cooling rack
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4 years ago

I can just imagine having this, warm from the oven with a slather of butter and warm tea. This just sounds divine!

Jacqui Debono
4 years ago

My kids love any kind of bread – but one with pumpkin and chocolate chips would be a huge hit! I like to bake on a Monday and then everyone has it for lunch for the rest of the week. Will definitely be trying this out!

4 years ago

This looks easy and delicious! I was just thinking about how to jazz up some pumpkin bread. Perfect flavor combo.

4 years ago

This is the perfect recipe to satisfy the pumpkin crave I’ve been having! The chocolate chunks look like they will pair great with the pumpkin bread.

4 years ago

Debbie, that bread is something I really need in my life right now. Thank you!

4 years ago

Chocolate chunks are better than chips every time! The pumpkin and chocolate combo is a winner, this bread is perfect for fall.

4 years ago

This Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread looks absolutely delicious! What a wonderful fall treat to enjoy with a mug mug of coffee or tea! I bet your kitchen smells wonderful when this comes out of the oven!

Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life

Pumpkin and chocolate is such an amazing combination, and perfect for this time of year. Our weather has taken a serious turn for the cool, so I can’t wait to get back into baking quick breads and yeast breads. Can’t wait to give this delicious looking recipe a try!

Jacque Hastert
Jacque Hastert
4 years ago

Chocolate and pumpkin are now my most favorite fall combo! I had this last night and woke up to an empty pan. Thank you for sharing!