Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

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Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Bread is a quick and easy bread loaded with moist pumpkin and lots of rich chocolatey flavor. While the pumpkin flavor is pretty much undetectable in this bread, there is no mistaking how moist it makes everything!slices of chocolate pumpkin bread

It’s official…  I am in love.

I love quick breads and often buy extra bananas to make my favorite banana bread recipe. Quick breads easy to make and well, quick to whip up.  They’re so tasty and make the perfect snack or even dessert!

This bread is no exception. I have been making Chocolate Banana Bread for as long as I can remember, chocolate is such a delicious flavor in a quick bread. Every year I look forward to pumpkin season; pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pies and warm fall spices. Adding pumpkin (or really any fruit or veggie) to quick breads and other types of baking keeps things extra moist.  If you’ve ever had banana bread, Zucchini Bread or even zucchini brownies you know exactly what I’m talking about.  Zucchini brownies are always rich and super moist but you can’t taste the zucchini.

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Well my friends, this bread has a little secret that makes it extra crazy good and moist…  canned pumpkin.  You’d never know it’s in there, this bread doesn’t have a strong pumpkin flavor, it just tastes like rich chocolate. The pumpkin makes it crazy moist and totally irresistible.


This recipe was adapted from my Triple Chocolate Banana Bread which is really one of my favorites! Be sure to check your bread at 40 minutes to make sure it doesn’t over bake!

Items you’ll need for this recipe:

* 9×5 loaf pan * unsweetened cocoa powder * chocolate chips *

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4.87 from 15 votes
Review Recipe

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Author Holly Nilsson
I love quick breads. They’re easy to make and always taste great and are a perfect snack (or dessert)!


  • 1 ⅓ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons light cream
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease & flour a 9"×5" loaf pan.
  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy. Stir in eggs, pumpkin, and milk. Add pumpkin mixture and chocolate chips to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.
  • Spread into prepared pan (the batter will be thick).
  • Bake 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Heat cream and butter in the microwave for about 20-25 seconds or until it just comes to a boil. Remove and add chocolate chips. Let sit for 2-3 minutes without stirring.
  • Whisk together and drizzle over bread.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 263, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 187mg, Potassium: 151mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 3530IU, Vitamin C: 0.8mg, Calcium: 50mg, Iron: 1.7mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword chocolate bread
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

More great ways to enjoy ripe bananas:

Banana Cheesecake * The Best Banana Cake * Banana Pudding Cake * Banana Pecan Crunch Muffins *


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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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