Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Recipe
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Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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Save time this busy holiday season with a moist chocolaty bread from our Test Kitchen. Two pumpkin-flavored loaves can be made ahead and frozen for special events with just a few minutes of preparation.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 242 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin, water and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips and almonds.
  2. Pour into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 70-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Wrap in foil and freeze for up to 3 months.
  3. To use frozen bread: Thaw at room temperature. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Chocolate Pumpkin Bread in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p63

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"I baked this pumpkin bread recipe last night for my in-laws to have as dessert after dinner. I used half white sugar and half brown sugar, for what ever reason. It turned out good in flavor but had an odd texture, almost like a custard. It almost didn't seem baked all the way but definitely was. Any thoughts. Maybe the brown sugar added too much moisture?"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"I'm baking it with just 2 c sugar and no water added. H

My own high altitude & sweetness adjustments. ;)"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"Waaaay too sweet! It was actually sticky from all the sugar. Will not make this again, it was a waste of good chocolate, pumpkin and nuts."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Good! I used mini-chocolate chips. That worked better for my family!"

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"This is an excellent tasty recipe. Will make again."

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