Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread




Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted

Spiced Crumb Topping
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, pumpkin, brown sugar, sugar, buttermilk and vanilla until well combined; whisk in eggs until combined. Stir in dry ingredients until incorporated; stir in chocolate chips and walnuts until combined.

Scrape batter into prepared pan. To make the spiced crumb topping, in a small bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice until combined. Knead in butter using fingertips or a pastry blender, until mixture is well combined and clumps together. Sprinkle crumbs over the top of batter.

Bake 50 minutes or until well risen, golden brown, and a wooden skewer inserted into bread comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool on a wire rack for 45 minutes before removing bread from pan.

Makes 1 loaf


  1. This brwad look good...and your photos too!

  2. You're pumpkin turned out super cute! And I love the changes you've made to amp up your typical pumpkin bread recipe--the crumb topping sounds delish!

  3. Aww. Happy anniversary guys. Will you have pumpkin cake at your wedding since it is Hallowe'en...only half kidding:D

  4. There are so many chocolate chip pumpkin bread recipes out there, but this one stands out as looking/sounding especially delicious! I WILL be making this one :).

  5. Hello delicious! Pumpkin and chocolate? Sign us up!!

  6. Aw cute! I love how you carved the pumpkin. And the bread looks delicious! I agree Libby's is the best brand.

  7. Awww - you guys are the cutest ever! And that pumpkin rocks too :)

  8. Cute pumpkin!! I love all types of pumpkin bread and I can't wait to try out your recipe.

  9. I'll be honest with you. This bread looks so perfect, I don't think it needs the chocolate chips. I'll let you know for sure when it's out of the oven. (And I used plain yogurt, instead of buttermilk.)

    I LOVE your hearts for the pumpkin's eyes. That's so clever and so romantic. Happy Anniversary you two crazy kids!

  10. that looks sooo good! this is one of the recipes I've liked best so far! Thanks!



  11. your carved pumpkin looks great! and so does that pumpkin bread mmmm

  12. I think your pumpkin is adorable. The bread looks so good and I love the crumb topping. I never, ever have luck with crumb toppings. Is there a trick to them. Usually I end up with huge clumps of butter or it looks like sand and never really sets and just stays dry? Any tips?

  13. I'm carving a pumpkin for the first time with a boyfriend tomorrow (but not in a condo) and am very excited!

    Happy (almost) anniversary!

  14. happy 2 years anniversary, you two!
    that bread looks awesome! will have to bake me some, gluten free though. but definitely with the crumb topping!

  15. I love those heart eyes on your pumpkin. I can't believe you got them to look so perfect. As for the bread, well, I never turn down anything pumpkin-y. I made pumpkin breads too, but a mistake turned them into incredible pumpkin blondies instead. If you get a chance, come check them out - http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/10/pumpkin-blondies-by-accident.html. I'll also be having a CSN giveaway next Monday, so be sure to check back then to enter.

  16. This bread looks yummy...any quick bread that contains buttermilk works for me...guaranteed moistness.I plan on baking it Sunday morning.
    On another pumpkin note, I just tried the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I was so psyched as I have been longing for a chewy pumpkin cookie recipe but unfortunately, they didn't spread and were cake-like in texture.They didn't look at a like your photos :-( .
    I was careful to follow all the steps and I have a light hand with flour...I always fluff it up before spooning into the measuring cup. Any suggestions?
    Anyway, your carved pumpkin is adorable. Happy Anniversary!

  17. love that picture of you two and the pumpkin! happy anniversary :) and that pumpkin bread-- even better :)

  18. Love the allergies! And the heart eyes :) I met my hubby on Halloween too!

  19. Mmmmmmm pumpkin bread. I'm a fan :) I loved your little heart eyed pumpkin. So cute! Happy Anniversary!

  20. Happy Anniversary to you!! Your pumpkin bread looks amazing & so does your carved pumpkin!!

  21. Oooh, I love hearts! Those eyes are awesome. You can't beat Libby's for nothing. Happy Anniversary!

  22. Hi! Saw this while poking around Tastespotting and had to make it immediately. I must have done something wonky though, it's in the oven now and rose so high that it overflowed bigtime. It looks so delicious though, I'm planning to try again and splitting the batter into 2 pans.

    So glad I found your blog! Happy anniversary :)

  23. I vote that your next baking project involves peanut butter and chocolate!

    I've been so hungry for all pumpkiny foods! Your bread looks delicious.


  24. heart-shaped eyeballs--i love it! my favorite part of all this, however, is the fact that you're sitting on the floor atop garbage bags. hilarious. :)

  25. I loved both of your pumpkin recipes!! How about a cranberry recipe? Do you like cranberries? Cranberry juice maybe?

  26. What fun. Happy anniversary. I haven't carved a pumpkin in years. I want to do some pumpkin seed roasting.

    Isn't it true that canned pumpkin is not actually pumpkin but some other kind of squash? Maybe that's why it tastes better?

  27. What a cute post!! So sweet!

    And the bread...would like to reach out and try it! Nice!


  28. Thanks everyone!

    Lauren, yay!

    Sue, I agree! I think I might like this better without chocolate chips.

    Deborah, :)

    Debbie, I would just mix it more. Or, you could try melted butter. :)

    Meaghan, have fun!

    Nancy K, some people have had trouble with that recipe and them turning out too cakey. I'm going to have to test it again, because I think I must have made a mistake while writing it. Mine were definitely not cakey. Maybe more liquid evaportated from my pumpkin?
    I'm glad you tried them! I'm so sorry they didn't turn out. I don't think I've ever had so many people have problems with a recipe. There are probably five people who made them and the cookies turned out cakey. :( I must have messed up.

    Amy, oh my! I didn't have that problem. I wonder if my loaf pan is bigger?

    Tam, mmm sounds good to me!

    Kari, I like your thinking!

    Rachel, oh my goodness! Is that true? Maybe it's just butternut squash!

  29. Awwww! Congratulations! I love your pumpkin! Happy Anniversary! That bread looks/sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Oh, this dish looks fabulous! I love the picture too! If you're interested, you should submit it to Recipe4Living's Tasty Thanksgiving Recipe Contest :)

  31. Happy Anniversary! Glad you had fun carving pumpkins- wish I had a piece of that bread right now - yum!

  32. I'm new here and am in love with your site!! Just wanted to let you know that you forgot to include the salt in the instructions section of your recipe. I made this bread yesterday for an upcoming event next weekend (So it's in the freezer) but my girls were not happy that they didn't get any so it looks like I'll be making another. It smelled and looked heavenly!!

  33. This looks amazingly good. I had all these ingred. on hand and just baked one up for a Holiday gift. It looks and smells so good that I'm going to have to make another for us! Happy Holidays!