Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pecan Bread (Gluten free option)

It’s not officially fall until the pumpkin bread is baking, so start preheating and get ready for the house to smell heavenly because we are popping this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pecan Bread perfection in the oven, stat!
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 Sweet Spices, Chocolate and Crunch…Swoon!

This perfectly textured pumpkin bread has hints of sweet cinnamon and nutmeg, rich dark chocolate and the crunch of salty roasted pecans.

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Wanna Make it Gluten Free? No problem!

If gluten free living is your thang, you don’t have to sacrifice taste or texture. I use Gluten Free Jovial Pastry Flour, because it’s the best for baking and works perfectly in this decadent pumpkin bread. It’s also soaked for easy digestion!

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The Recipe: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pecan Bread

Tips and what you need: if you want to make this recipe gluten free I recommend Gluten Free Jovial Pastry Flour. You will need cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla paste or extract, and two loaf pans.

5 from 9 votes
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pecan Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Sweet chocolate pumpkin bread with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and salty pecans

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Servings: 24 slices
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 3 cups of your favorite flour I use Gluten Free Jovial Pastry Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup butter room temp (plus 1 tablespoon for pan prep)
  • 3 cups granulated organic sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 15 oz canned pumpkin purée plain, not pumpkin pie mix (1 can)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla paste
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped roasted salted pecans (reserve 1/2 cup for topping)
  • 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate ordark chocolate chips (reserve the 1/2 cup for topping)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, place oven rack in center position, use a paper towel to wipe sides and bottom of pans with butter, then dust with flour, set aside
  2. In a medium size bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside
  3. In a large bowl mix butter and sugar, then add eggs, vanilla and pumpkin purée and mix until smooth
  4. Add dry ingredients a little at a time, and mix until well combined
  5. Using a spatula, add 1 cup pecans and 1 cup chocolate chips and mix well (reserve remaining 1/2 of each for top of bread)

  6. Separate batter into loaf pans, tap pans on counter firmly and smooth top with spatula. Sprinkle each bread loaf with remaining chocolate chips and nuts

  7. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, until inserted toothpick comes out clean
  8. Allow to cool before slicing, serve



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23 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pecan Bread (Gluten free option)

  1. Now this sounds like my kind of bread, it looks delicious ! I love all the pumpkin dishes right now, it is my favourite type of year!

  2. Hi Linda! My daughter has recently found a love for baking so I showed her your recipe and she made it for our Sunday family dinner. Being a novice, she didn’t know when to add the butter and only realized after it was in the oven that she still had the 3/4 cup butter sitting on the counter. Turns out, it was amazingly delicious without butter! So thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

    • Nicole, the instructions say mix butter and sugar…did she just miss it or are you not seeing it??? Like is there a glitch? Also I am shocked it was good without the butter! Ha! My friend left out the cinnamon and nutmeg and said it was still good so I guess pumpkin and chocolate are good no matter what!

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