Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Bread

If there’s anything that makes the Tiny Kitchen Assistant happy, it’s adding chocolate chips to everything: there are no muffins, pancakes or quick breads that are safe from his tinkering.

Personally, I think it’s genius.

This recipe is no exception. We took a basic family quick bread recipe and added half a bag of Ghirardelli chocolate chips, with excellent results.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Serves 16
Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour, 25 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk, Wheat
Meal type Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable
This bread is moist and flavorful, and makes a ridiculously tasty French toast, if you're into that sort of thing. There's just enough chocolate to feel decadent, but not enough to overwhelm.


  • .33 cup Vegetable oil
  • .33 cup Applesauce (unsweetened is necessary, cinnamon is preferred)
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3.5 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 bag Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups Pumpkin puree (or 1.5 cans)
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon (ground)
  • .5 teaspoon Ginger (powdered)
  • .5 teaspoon Nutmeg (ground)
  • .5 teaspoon Cloves (ground)
  • .5 teaspoon Allspice (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Baking soda (dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water)


Makes two loaves: one for you and one to share.


Step 1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease the bottoms and sides of two loaf pans.
Step 2
In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat oil, applesauce and honey together. Add eggs and mix well. Stir in pumpkin and vanilla.
Step 3
In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and spices.
Step 4
Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture, stirring gently until fully mixed.
Step 5
Dissolve baking soda in hot water, stir to mix, and then add to batter. Blend in chocolate chips.
Step 6
Spread batter into two loaf pans. Bake for 55-60 minutes. The bread is done when a toothpick or skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Step 7
Cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before slicing.


Weekend-All“Ooh! I really like this! I need to take some to my teachers, and make some more for us so I can take it to school for snack, and… ooh! Yum!”

The Husband admits that this is good for what it is, but thinks that I should focus my attention on the pumpkin pie bars from last week. Priorities, people.

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