Chocolate Chip Spiced Pumpkin Loaves

I wait as long as possible to jump on the pumpkin spice bandwagon each fall. Here in SW Florida, the temperatures are still in the 90’s, so we have yet to exactly move on to heartier soups and stews, meaty pasta sauces, or heavy meat-featured meals.

I am still eating a lot of salads, seafood, and veggie-based meals, but I am tiptoeing into the whole pumpkin frenzy. I love pumpkin and the warm spices used in fall baking, and I just felt the pull to bake these tasty pumpkin loaves recently despite the summer temperatures.

These loaves use heart healthy olive oil along with a little butter, which I always approve of. I also added dark chocolate chips to my loaves as I love the combination of these two flavors. I prefer baking two loaves to one and freezing the second one for a later date.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele

Chocolate Chip Spiced Pumpkin Loaves

Chocolate Chip Spiced Pumpkin Loaves

Yield: 2 Loaves
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

A spiced, moist loaf studded with dark chcocolate.


  • 3 1/2 Cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cloves1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Cups Canned Pumpkin Puree
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 4 Large Eggs At Room Temperature
  • 1 1/2 to 2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray 2 (9 x 5) inch loaf pans with baking spray.
  3. In one bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
  4. Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
  5. In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat the sugar, pumpkin, water, olive oil. and melted butter until smooth.
  6. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each.
  7. Add the flour mixture and stir to mix with no flour showing.
  8. Stir in the chocolate chips, then divide the batter between the two pans.
  9. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a cake tester or bamboo skewer inserted into the center comes out cleanly.
  10. Cool 15 minutes then run a knife around each loaf.
  11. Remove loaves from the pans and continue cooling to room temperature before slicing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 557Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 319mgCarbohydrates: 80gFiber: 4gSugar: 54gProtein: 6g

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