Contest-Winning Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe
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Contest-Winning Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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A touch of cinnamon helps blend the chocolate and pumpkin flavors in this tender bread. And since the recipe makes two loaves, you can send one to a bake sale and keep one at home for your family to enjoy. —Lora Stanley, Bennington, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1-1/2 cups canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 234 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p29

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"Loved the cake, but would change a few things. I added half applesauce and half oil as other reviewers suggested with no detrimental change to flavor or texture. I put in 4 tsp of cinnamon and wish I had added more. If you add the chocolate chips to the flour mixture before adding the wet ingredients, they won't sink. Added more pumpkin and baked the full amount in a large bundt pan for 55-60 min in the toaster oven since I didn't have two loaf pans, plan on slicing and putting on a platter for a get together tomorrow."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"I used a gluten free blend to make these gluten free for my daughter. It was delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"Best bread!! BUT I recommend for the MINI CHOCOLATE CHIPS it is much better than the big ones because of the "weight" make the chips sit at the bottom of the pan-- mini ones make like "stars" as you slice it and can see it all over the slice of bread YUMMY!"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"Superb!!! I altered the 1.5c oil to: 3/4c applesauce 3/4c oil

Half the fat -- Excellent moist result.
This one is gold"

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

"I made this for a baby shower treat, and it got raves! I didn't have canned pumpkin, only pumpkin pur?e that I froze from last season, but it turned out great. The chocolate chips tended to sink the the bottom, but it wasn't a problem to have the chocolate more concentrated on the lower half (and it may be due the the slightly thinner consistency of the pur?e)."

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