Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

 

Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

This is an easy pumpkin chocolate chip bread recipe that is moist and packed with chocolate chips, and it’s a delicious recipe to make in the fall.

 

I love the smell of this easy pumpkin chocolate chip bread recipe baking in the oven because it makes my entire house smell delicious. And the milk chocolate chips added a perfect sweetness to the recipe.

I decided to make this homemade pumpkin bread one afternoon for a snack when my kids got home from school. I couldn’t wait for it to come out of the oven because it smelled so good. And when my kids got home, they were so excited for the snack. They loved it so much that they ate multiple pieces.

And a few days later my little boy told some people how much he loved pumpkin bread. I smiled at that comment and then decided to make this simple pumpkin bread recipe again so he could have more pumpkin bread.

 

pumpkin bread chocolate chip recipe

When making homemade pumpkin bread, here are some questions that are often asked:

Why Is My Pumpkin Bread Dry?

There are a combination of things that could make your pumpkin bread dry, such as too much flour, not enough pumpkin puree or liquid, over-mixing your batter, or baking the bread on too high of a temperature.

By not having the right amount of pumpkin puree, the flour will make the batter thicker which will lead to crumbly and dry bread. Also, overcooking bread or baking it at too high of a temperature will make it denser and dry.

If you follow this pumpkin bread chocolate chip recipe below, your pumpkin bread should turn out moist and delicious.

 

What Goes Good in Pumpkin Bread?

I think this homemade pumpkin recipe is perfect to eat the way it is. However, if you want, you could take out the chocolate chips. You could also serve pumpkin bread with cream cheese, butter, apple butter, honey cinnamon butter or a hazelnut spread (such as Nutella).

 

How Do You Know When Pumpkin Bread Is Done?

To check if pumpkin bread is done, insert a toothpick in a couple of spots of the pumpkin bread. Usually where the bread cracks across the top of the pumpkin bread is a good area to check. When the toothpick comes out clean, the pumpkin bread is done. If not, bake 5-10 minutes more then recheck.

Baking Tip: Sometimes the center of the pumpkin bread is not done, yet the top of the pumpkin bread looks done and you don’t want the top to brown any more. If this is the case, then lightly cover the top of each loaf with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning and and continue baking 5-10 minutes until the center is done.

 

Here is how to make this pumpkin bread chocolate chip recipe:

Simple pumpkin bread recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar and butter and mix well. Add in the eggs, canned pumpkin and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

In a different medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients while alternating between adding in the milk. Fold in the chocolate chips.

 

Easy chocolate chip pumpkin bread

Grease and flour two 9×5 baking loaf pans. Pour the batter into prepared pans.

 

How to make pumpkin bread

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the pumpkin bread to cool for a few minutes in the pans, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool.

Baking Tip: Here is a tip when you check the pumpkin bread before taking it out of the oven. If the center of the bread is not done, and you don’t want the tops of the bread to brown more, then lightly cover the top of each loaf with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning and and continue baking 5-10 minutes until the center is done.

 

Homemade pumpkin bread

Learn how to make pumpkin bread with this simple pumpkin bread recipe below:

 

Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
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Serves: 24
This is an easy pumpkin chocolate chip bread recipe that is moist and packed with chocolate chips. It's a delicious recipe to make in the fall.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 can (15 oz) canned pumpkin
  • 2¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 bag (12 oz) chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and butter and mix well. Add in the eggs, canned pumpkin and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  4. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients while alternating between adding in the milk. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Grease and flour two 9x5 baking loaf pans. Pour the batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Allow the pumpkin bread to cool for a few minutes in the pans, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
  7. Baking Tip: If the center of the bread is not done, yet you don't want the tops of the bread to brown more, then lightly cover the top of the loaf with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning and continue baking 5-10 minutes until the center is done.

 

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