Easy Pumpkin Bread

Fall is by far my favorite time to cook.

I love turning on my oven more frequently and enjoying the comfort food.  Seriously, cooking in the fall makes my heart smile!  One of my all time favorite things to bake in the fall is Pumpkin Bread.  I cannot believe I haven’t posted a recipe for it yet here on my blog.  I was a little shocked to say the least.  Everyone needs their go-to pumpkin bread recipe, and this is the recipe I use, which I slightly adapted from Make it Do.  I have been making this version for a few years now and my hubby raves about it each and every time.

Easy Pumpkin Bread
The perfect way to welcome fall! This bread is so soft and delicious!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 3⅓ cups flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2⅔ cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (15 oz.) can mashed pumpkin (not the filling)
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  2. In a medium bowl, sift flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt together and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat after adding each egg.
  5. Add pumpkin and mix well.
  6. Alternate adding dry ingredients with water. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Pour into greased bread pans and bake at 325 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.


(recipe slightly adapted from: Make it Do)
cutting board from: Gray Crown

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  1. Mary @ A Happy Wife in NOLA

    This sounds too good! I love pumpkin bread and the idea of chocolate in it sounds too perfect! I think I will be trying this out this weekend :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. carrian

    This is one of my hubby's absolute favorites, and yet, I've never personally made it (hello great harvest!).

  3. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    chocolate and pumpkin... you're a gal after my own heart Nikki. I love my mom's pumpkin bread and this recipe is eerily similar to it!! Reminds me of home :)

  4. patti vincent

    Yum! I think I'll be baking this for the weekend so my husband is home to help me eat it. Thanks.

  5. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I just made pumpkin bread, too! And have about 10 more pumpkin recipes I havent blogged about yet...lol

    Your bread looks amazing. I need to add it to my to-make list!

  6. Kate H.

    I couldn't agree more. Fall is my favorite time of year, next to Christmas and I just LOVE everything about it. Especially baking and anything to do with Pumpkin! I love pumpkin bread and have tried all different kinds of recipes. I will definitely give this one a try!

  7. Everette

    I assume this recipe makes two loaves of bread. The recipe states to pour into greased bread pans. Has anyone made the recipe yet? Thanks!

    1. Chef in Training

      yes, sorry about that. It does make 2 loaves.

  8. Heidi

    Hi. How many loaves does this make? Thanks! It looks good

    1. Chef in Training

      2 loaves. Have a great day :)

    2. Ashley

      All-Purpose flour, I presume?

  9. jill

    love your posts. and your photos are beautiful.

    can you tell me which font you used for your logo Chef in training? and for the word EASY in the Easy pumpkin bread photo.

  10. Stephanie

    Can't wait to try this. I LOVE pumpkin! I wish it wasn't soooo hot in So Cal. Turning on the oven right now is a death wish =(

  11. Mi Vida en un Dulce

    Fall is in the air in the upper side of the continent...I can smell the cinnamon and pumpkin down here...Great recipe.

  12. Rita

    This pumpkin bread was delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Kali

      Thanks Nikki- Pinned it, Made it, loved it...blogged it at The Vintage Milk House!!!

  13. Sarah

    I'm confused about the canned pumpking. The only stuff I see on the shelf is pumpkin, sometimes called pumpkin pie filling, but it's only pumpkin on the list of ingredients. I also see a ready to make pie filling that has more in it. I assume just a can of the stuff that only lists pumpkin is correct, right?

  14. Courtney

    Made this recipe last night and it is delicious! I would like to point out that it does make two loaves. That's in the comments somewhere but I didn't see it until I was getting ready to pour it into my loaf pan. My only other input is that it took almost 20 minutes longer to bake in my oven than the recipe stated. But the end result was perfect, exactly what my family wanted on a chilly fall day! Thank you!

  15. Nicole

    This bread turned out fantastic! I kept one loaf for my family and shared a loaf with friends. Everyone (ages 22 months - adult) loved it! Will make this many, many more times! :)

  16. Sarah

    This looks amazing! How many loaves does this yield? I was thinking 1 but then it said in the instructions: "Pour into greased bread pans". I'm thinking of making this for a neighbor as a thank you. I know my family will insist on a loaf for us to keep too. ;)

  17. lisa

    Do you think I can substitute almond or coconut flour ?