This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe tastes just like…if not better than Great Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread!
PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD
With the kids back in school and the weather turning a little bit cooler at our house…I have been in the mood for baking some yummy goodness! My friend Stacy gave me a recipe she had that was supposed to be a Copycat Great Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. She had tried it and really liked it, so I thought I would give it an “official” taste test of my own. I really do like to make sacrifices like that for the good of all ;)!
I have tasted Great Harvest’s Pumpkin Bread and think it is really a pretty close comparison…but…my husband claimed that he actually liked this pumpkin bread better!! He’s a keeper that one! And the kids…well…they LOVED it!
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN BREAD
After looking at the recipe, I immediately knew there were some changes I was going to make. First of all…the recipe called for 3 cups of sugar (for 2 loaves of pumpkin bread). Whoa! I cut out 1 cup of sugar and then made a few changes to the water amount and the spices. I am really happy with how the bread turned out and it still tastes great with a 1/3 of the sugar!
We always add a few more chocolate chips that the recipe calls for…because sometimes our chocolate needs are more than what is called for! You could also throw in some nuts, cranberries or even some blueberries to add a tangy twist to your bread.
Here is the recipe.
GREAT HARVEST PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD
This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe tastes just like...if not better than Great Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread!
- 3 1/2 cups white flour
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups pumpkin
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbs Milk
- 1 Tbs Vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F degrees.
Grease two bread loaf pans.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together and then set aside.
In a mixer cream together the pumpkin, oil, applesauce, eggs, vanilla and water.
Slowly mix in the dry ingredients while mixing continuously.
Mix in chocolate chips.
Separate batter into the greased pans.
Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool for 20 minutes in pans before turning out onto wire racks.
Serve or store in airtight container.
Mix together well so that it is smooth and creamy with no lumps.
Drizzle over the bread.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN BREAD
Are you looking for a gluten free version of this pumpkin bread? This GF Pumpkin Bread is so delicious and tastes as good as the regular pumpkin bread. I have been on a mission to make delicious gluten free recipes since my two youngest daughters have gone gluten free. This one is a keeper!
CINNAMON ROLL GLAZE
This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread great alone! But…I wanted to test out a Cinnamon Roll Glaze and see how that would taste drizzled over the top! Um…hello! So yummy! But I do love me some Cinnamon! The Cinnamon Glaze hardens slightly so you get a nice texture on the top and sides of the bread.
Are you a pumpkin fan? What are some of your favorite pumpkin recipes? Here are a few of ours below:
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Pie Recipe
- Whipped Pumpkin Butter
- Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
- Frosted Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake Bars
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- Mini Pumpkin Spice Donuts
- Pumpkin Donuts
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter
- Pumpkin Muffins
- Pumpkin Waffles with Cinnamon Syrup
BREAD LOAF PANS
We love to bake our quick breads in these long loaf bread pans! The bread seems to bake more evenly without burning around the edges and remaining uncooked in the middle. You can find the ones we use here.
QUICK BREAD RECIPES
Looking for some other easy to make and delicious quick bread recipes? Check out these other quick breads we have shared!
- Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread
- Banana Bread Recipe
- Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- White Chocolate Raspberry Muffins
- Zucchini Bread Recipe
- Zucchini Cake Recipe
- Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
- Cinnamon Swirl Bread
- Chocolate Bread
- Blueberry Sourcream Muffins
- Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
- Chocolate Cinnamon Bread
- Kid Friendly Wheat Bread Recipe
- Cinnamon Coffee Cake
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