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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf

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Here’s a great idea for a fall themed, kids’ party food dessert table: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread.  It contains two of my favorite ingredients for harvest season menus: pumpkin and chocolate. Actually chocolate is my favorite four-season ingredient for almost anything!  This recipe would also be great for a family meal treat. Doesn’t it sound yummy?

 Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf

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Recipe for Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf

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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 5 min
  1. 1 and ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 2 ¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  4. ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  5. ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  6. ¾ teaspoon salt
  7. 2 large eggs
  8. ¾ cup granulated sugar
  9. ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  10. 1 ½ cups pumpkin puree
  11. ½ cup vegetable oil
  12. ¼ cup orange juice
  13. 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Adjust the oven rack to the lower third position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F to prevent the bread from browning too soon. Spray a 9”x 5” loaf pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt together until combined. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until combined. Whisk in the pumpkin, oil, and orange juice.
  3. Pour these wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix together. Be sure not to over mix – there will be a few lumps. Gently fold in chocolate chips, being sure to taste a few.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes, making sure to loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil halfway through to prevent the top from browning too much. Insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf – if it comes out clean with just a few crumbs, it is finished baking.
  5. Allow the bread to cool completely in the pan on a cooling rack.
  1. The bread will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
  2. This recipe creates a very moist bread, and it is even better on day 2, if you can wait!
  3. It’s perfect for making ahead! After baking, this bread can be frozen for up to 3 months. Simply thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving.
  4. You can replace the chocolate chips with pecans or walnuts.
  5. Use this same recipe to make muffins by simply dividing the batter into a greased muffin pan and baking for 17-20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
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Layne Quintanilla

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men and her ever patient husband, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara. You can join her party at My Best Laid Plans and Coupons with Q.