Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Recipe
This Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Recipe is richly tender, moist, and chocolatey. Finally, a pumpkin recipe that actually uses up an entire can of pumpkin – no random leftovers. This quick bread tastes amazing for breakfast or dessert.
Chocolate Pumpkin Bread
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Ok, I’ll be done with the sappy now. Onto the tasty. Hello, Chocolate Pumpkin Bread. This one’s for all the chocoholics who also enjoy pumpkin but mostly love chocolate…
Tips for Making The Best Chocolate Pumpkin Bread
This Chocolate Pumpkin Bread recipe results in a wonderfully flavorful chocolate bread that is supremely moist due to pumpkin. The holiday factor is elevated with fall spices that complement all the chocolatey pumpkin goodness.
- Use mini chocolate chips instead of regular sized chips. The minis have the awesome skill of melding lusciously into the batter so the entire pumpkin bread is chocolatey good.
- Go unplugged. I love batters that don’t require electric mixers. Just use your handy dandy hand-whisk. That’s all.
- Make this bread the night before, if you can. Both texture and flavor are doubly better the next day.
- We saved the best for last: you get to use up an entire 15oz can of pumpkin in this here recipe. It’s true. If you’re anything like me and never quite know what to do with that random bit of leftover pumpkin puree, we can let go of all that pumpkin-anxiety. The end.
Why we triple love this chocolate pumpkin bread recipe
- This is a seriously tender, moist, tantalizing chocolate pumpkin bread. This cannot be overstated. Thanks for putting up with my repetition.
- This bread satisfies both chocolate and pumpkin lovers alike. I will say, it tastes more like chocolate than pumpkin, but the flavors of fall are definitely there.
- Because I’m obsessed with make-ahead recipes, I super appreciate that this chocolate pumpkin bread can be made the night before I want to bring it to a potluck, brunch, or as a hostess gift.
- This chocolate pumpkin bread doubles as a dessert, particularly if you top off with homemade whipped cream or ice cream.
- It freezes awesomely well, or so I’m told. I personally have not been blessed with leftovers.
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Chocolate Pumpkin Quick Bread Recipe
- 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp table salt
- 2 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp allspice
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- 2 large eggs, room temp
- ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 can, 15 oz pure pumpkin puree
- ½ cup olive oil, melted coconut oil works, too
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- Other: 1 cup mini, semi-sweet chocolate chips (mini ones melt into bread nicely)
- Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan and set aside (bake time is for glass pan; if using a dark loaf pan, you may need to lessen baking time a bit.)
- Use a hand whisk to stir together the dry ingredients in a bowl, until well incorporated. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients until well combined. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold together the wet and dry ingredients, just until no flour streaks remain - do not over mix.
- Gently fold in chocolate chips. Use rubber spatula to scrape all of the batter into prepared loaf pan, evening out the corners.
- Bake 30 minutes uncovered. Loosely tent with foil and bake another 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out almost clean, with a few tender crumbs attached (keep in mind melted chocolate may make it appear under baked; look for tender crumbs of bread batter on toothpick.)
- Cool entirely in pan on wire rack at room temp. If you can wait until the next day to slice into bread, it's even better after resting overnight. Once bread is cooled to room temp, use thin knife to gently go around edges of bread and carefully release bread from pan. Slice and serve.
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