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A freshly baked loaf of healthy pumpkin bread with chocolate chips

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Katerina | Diethood
This healthy and light Chocolate Pumpkin Bread is packed with rich pumpkin flavor, warm spices, and dark chocolate chips!
Servings : 12 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup sweetener of your choice, or granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips, divided


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine yogurt, pumpkin, eggs, sweetener, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt; whisk until completely incorporated. Add flours and stir until thoroughly combined. Fold in 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan.
  • Add the remaining chocolate chips over the top and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the bread from the loaf pan and set it over a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Cut and serve.


  • Pumpkin Puree: Use 100% pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. And, if you're making your own pumpkin puree, ensure it's well-drained so your bread doesn't turn out too wet.
  • Chocolate: The recipe calls for dark chocolate chips, but you can also use whatever you have on hand: semi-sweet, white, or milk chocolate chips for different flavors.
  • Do Not Overmix: Overmixing can lead to a tough loaf. When combining the dry and wet ingredients, mix just until they're incorporated.
  • Baking Time: Ovens can vary, so check the bread a few minutes before the recommended time. A toothpick inserted in the center of the bread should come out with a few moist crumbs but not wet batter.
  • Cooling is Key: Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. This makes removing it easier and ensures the bread continues to set while cooling.
  • Customize: Consider adding ingredients like dried cranberries, toasted coconut, orange zest, nuts, and so on for added texture and flavor.
  • Parchment Paper: Lining the loaf pan with parchment paper can ensure easy removal and prevent sticking.
  • Storing and Freezing: If you plan to freeze the bread, consider slicing it first and then freezing the individual slices. This way, you can grab a slice whenever you crave it without defrosting the entire loaf.
  • Serving Suggestion: Warm slices slightly before serving and consider adding a light spread of cream cheese, nut butter, or a drizzle of caramel sauce to enhance the flavors.


Serving: 1 slice | Calories: 94 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Sodium: 150 mg | Potassium: 102 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 1595 IU | Vitamin C: 0.4 mg | Calcium: 36 mg | Iron: 0.8 mg | Net Carbs: 19 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy bread recipes, pumpkin recipes, thanksgiving dessert