This Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bread is such a crowd pleaser. An insanely moist pumpkin bread base is dotted with chopped walnuts and chocolate chips and kissed with cinnamon. This will no doubt be an autumn favorite as soon as the scent of it baking in the oven starts wafting through your home.
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Talk about an ego boost! That’s what happens when a reader tries one of my recipes and then takes times from their day to leave a heartwarming comment to let me know how much they enjoyed it. This happens frequently with my Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread. I mean, I’ve been told it’s the best banana bread EVER. Warm fuzzies all around! So I did what any good food blogger would do and I transformed it into an autumn favorite with this Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bread.
I was a bit concerned that this Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bread wouldn’t stand up to the original banana bread but was so glad to be proven wrong! The first loaf disappeared in just one day in our house, enjoyed as both breakfast and an afternoon treat. The moisture level in this quick bread recipe is absolutely through the roof. Not one, but two cups of pumpkin are in a single loaf. I wish you could simply reach through your screen and take a slice.
This Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bread is such a crowd pleaser. An insanely moist pumpkin bread base is dotted with chopped walnuts and chocolate chips and kissed with cinnamon. This will no doubt be an autumn favorite as soon as the scent of it baking in the oven starts wafting through your home. I used vanilla in this recipe, but you could also substitute pumpkin spice extract if you really want to up the flavors of the season. But those melty chocolate chips and the crunch of the walnuts? Yeah, that’s what this bread is all about!
The next time you’re asked to contribute a baked good for a bake sale or you’d like a homemade treat to thank someone with, look no further than this Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bread. With just 15 minutes of prep time, and using ingredients that you likely always have on hand in your fridge and pantry, you simply can’t go wrong. And of course, there’s the chocolate chip factor that I mentioned earlier as well.
I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate and you can also find it in my decadent Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, super easy Black Bottom No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake and holiday worthy German Chocolate Upside Down Pumpkin Pie.
Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bread
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs beaten
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
- Add eggs and pumpkin puree and mix until well combined.
- Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and vanilla and mix until just combined.
- Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 55 minutes. If beginning to brown to quickly, loosely tent with foil.
- Turn oven off and leave bread in oven for additional 15 minutes.
- Allow bread to cool completely before removing from loaf pan to serve.
Looking for more delicious pumpkin and chocolate treats? Look no further! Why not give this dreamy Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Tart, these bakery worthy Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies or these waistline friendly Skinny Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars a try?