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Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

I enjoy baking for family and friends and will never turn down the opportunity to bake for myself, too.

This chocolate chip pumpkin bread is a winner year-round.

This chocolate chip pumpkin bread is a winner year-round.

Moist and Yummy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

I love all things pumpkin, and not just in the fall season. This chocolate chip pumpkin bread is a year-round winner and the perfect comfort food at any time of the day. It's an ideal choice for serving guests breakfast, dessert, or tea. Of course, you can always make it for yourself, too. I personally like it best with a cup of coffee.

This bread has a moist and slightly spongy texture and the pumpkin and maple syrup flavors blend together nicely. With dark chocolate chips, it's not a very sweet bread. If you prefer a sweeter flavor, I suggest using semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips instead of dark ones.

If you choose to use canned (as opposed to fresh) pumpkin for this recipe, I strongly recommend using Libby's canned pumpkin.

For a healthier option, you can leave the white granulated sugar out of the recipe and it will still taste good! In fact, this is how I have been making it most recently and like it much better without the granulated sugar.

If you prefer a slightly gooey middle as I do, bake this bread for only 45 minutes.

For the best results, wrap and refrigerate this pumpkin bread overnight after baking it, as it will taste moister and much more flavorful in the morning.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

1 hour

1 hour 20 min

1 loaf

Both fresh and canned pumpkin are packed with Vitamin A, potassium and iron.

Both fresh and canned pumpkin are packed with Vitamin A, potassium and iron.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar (optional)
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups pumpkin, canned or fresh
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinammon
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, (if you prefer a sweeter flavor, use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips instead)

High Altitude Adjustments: If you are baking at altitudes above 3,000 feet, click here for high altitude tips and adjustments you will need to make for this recipe.

This moist pumpkin bread pairs nicely with a cup of coffee.

This moist pumpkin bread pairs nicely with a cup of coffee.

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, blend the sugar, maple syrup and butter at medium speed.
  2. Add the yogurt and continue to blend.
  3. Add the eggs, pumpkin and vanilla, blending well after each addition.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt and cinammon) together with a mixing spoon.
  5. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and continue to blend well.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips with a mixing spoon.
  7. Pour the batter into a 9 x 5 inch greased loaf pan.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  10. Gently remove the loaf from the pan and enjoy!

Tip: This bread tastes best after being wrapped and refrigerated overnight.

Some Health Benefits of Vitamin A

Improves your immune system

Helps keep acne at bay

Supports healthy bones

May lower your risk of some cancers

Helps preserve your eyesight

Promotes healthy growth and reproduction

Pumpkin History and Nutrition

© 2020 Madeleine Clays

Comments

Liza from USA on May 31, 2020:

I love pumpkin. I have used pumpkin for sweet and savory dishes. However, I have never used pumpkin in the bread making. I think this is something that I would like to try. Although, I prefer the fresh pumpkin rather than the canned. Thank you for sharing!