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Pumpkin Chocolate Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Bread is moist bread full of pumpkin flavor with a hint of chocolate that is as easy to make as it is delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Chocolate Bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • cups (219g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (109g) vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
  • cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Combine with a whisk and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, molasses, pumpkin puree, and orange juice with a hand mixer on medium-low.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix on low to medium-low just until the ingredients are combined.
  • Remove half of the batter to a medium bowl. Add cocoa powder and fold to combine.
  • To the loaf pan add alternating scoops of pumpkin batter and chocolate pumpkin batter. Continue until all of both batters are in the pan.
  • Use a skewer or knife to gently swirl the batters together in an s-shaped pattern.
  • Bake for 80 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with crumbs, but no wet batter. Cool and serve.


Calories: 280kcal