Chocolate Chip Espresso Pumpkin Bread will quickly become one of your most looked forward to pumpkin bread recipes. Seriously, this pumpkin bread is a year-round favorite!
I always look forward to pumpkin bread at the hint of cooler weather. The smell of it baking makes my entire house smell amazing and like a fairytale when you walk in the front door. And while I love the traditional, classic pumpkin bread my mother made when I was a young girl, I decided I wanted to shake things up just a little bit and deepen the flavor a touch.
That’s when I started thinking about the fancy coffee drinks folks raves over this time of year from famous coffee houses and it hit me.
My pumpkin bread needed – a shot of espresso!
I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the decaf pumpkin bread again. Chocolate Chip Espresso Pumpkin Bread is just too good to miss.
Here’s the recipe for my jolted up Chocolate Chip Espresso Pumpkin Bread. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Chocolate Chip Espresso Pumpkin Bread Recipe
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 4 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup espresso
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 cup walnuts optional
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare three (7 x 3) loaf pans by spraying with baking spray or lightly coating with butter and dusting with flour.
- Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Stir together until just combined. Divide between the three loaf pans.
- Bake for 50 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Turn the bread out of the loaf pans onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
Bake pumpkin bread according to the recipe instructions. Allow to cool completely and then wrap well in plastic wrap followed by foil. Label the pumpkin bread with the date baked. Store in the freezer up to 3 months. To serve, remove from the freezer and allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Unwrap, slice and serve.
And hey, when you make this bread, realize that it makes three 7×3 loaves. That’s plenty for eating one, freezing one, and sharing – or whatever combination strikes your fancy.
From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2012.