Ultimate pumpkin chocolate chip bread
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Ultimate pumpkin chocolate chip bread

If you need a go-to pumpkin bread to bake for friends and family, look no further. This ultimate pumpkin chocolate chip bread is extremely soft, fluffy and perfectly moist. Everyone will ask you for the recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread, Breakfast
Servings: 12
Author: Eva Bakes


  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour can substitute half or all of it for white whole wheat if you want to make this healthier
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease or line a standard 9"x5" loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar and salt together and set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together the pumpkin, eggs, applesauce, water and vanilla. Transfer this to the large bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until a few dry streaks remain. Fold in the chocolate chips until everything just comes together - do not over mix.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Bread should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator and will keep for several days. It can also be frozen and thawed.
Source: Slightly adapted from my coworker Amanda