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Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Recipe (with Drizzle)

A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!

A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!

If I ever get to choose my last meal, you can skip serving me the main course – I’m going right for dessert, and it’s going to be pumpkin bread.

When I pass from this earth, I’d also like to be surrounded by Halloween balloons and painted pumpkins, but that’s a different discussion for a different day. Back to fall desserts.

There’s absolutely no question that this dessert bread is my favorite dessert of all time, and I’ll take it any way I can get it.

There’s (of course) the standard pumpkin bread recipe, which is tasty . . . but then there’s this chocolate pumpkin bread recipe.

I love this particular pumpkin dessert recipe because it’s the more sophisticated older sister of the standard.

The chocolate and drizzle kick it up a notch and keep the bread very moist for longer (in my experience). Learn how to make this pumpkin recipe below.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Ingredients

Bread:

  • 1⅓ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick high-quality butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ cup high-quality dark chocolate morsels
  • ¼ cup milk

Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 2 tablespoons half & half
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoons high-quality dark chocolate morsels

Instructions

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease & flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

Combine sifted flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Set aside.

A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!

Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy.

A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!

Stir eggs, pumpkin, and milk into sugar mixture.

A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!

Add pumpkin mixture and chocolate chips to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.

A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!

Spread into prepared pan (the batter will be very thick thick).

A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!

Bake 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Make sure you check it regularly starting from 40 minutes.

Chocolate Drizzle:

A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!

Heat cream and butter in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Remove and add chocolate chips. Set aside, without stirring, for about five minutes.

A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!

Beat the drizzle mixture until glossy and then drizzle over bread.

A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!
Yield: 8 pieces

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!

A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

Bread

  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick butter, high-quality
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg(s)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips, high-quality
  • ¼ cup milk

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 2 T half & half
  • ½ T butter
  • 4 T dark chocolate chips, high-quality

Instructions

Pumpkin Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease & flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Combine sifted flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Set aside.
  4. Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy.
  5. Stir eggs, pumpkin, and milk into sugar mixture.
  6. Add pumpkin mixture and chocolate chips to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.
  7. Spread into prepared pan (the batter will be very thick thick).
  8. Bake 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Make sure you check it regularly starting from 40 minutes.

Chocolate Drizzle

  1. Heat cream and butter in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Remove and add chocolate chips. Set aside, without stirring, for about five minutes.
  2. Beat the mixture until glossy and then drizzle over bread.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 397Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 316mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 4gSugar: 27gProtein: 6g

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A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!

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Delectable Pumpkin Pie Bread Recipe

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