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Easy Pumpkin Bread Machine Recipe

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Let’s make this very clear: I love this Pumpkin Bread Machine Recipe. It’s so simple to put together and SO. Very. GOOD. Not kidding.

So, break out your bread machine and dust off the top, because we’re about to get bakin’!

Oh, and if it’s genuinely been a while since you’ve used your bread machine, or you just want to brush up on your recipe options, check out my list of Easy Pumpkin Recipes, too!

yummy pumpkin bread for dessert or snack

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Now, back to the homemade pumpkin bread, because those chocolate chips won’t wait forever. They’re calling your name.

Just kidding, they’re chocolate chips, they don’t talk. That would just get in the way of the enjoyment of their little chocolate bodies. Erhm…

Anyway.

So, if you’re new to your bread machine or you’ve made bread a million times, you can absolutely make this easy pumpkin chocolate chip bread. You can even turn it into simply pumpkin spice bread if you leave out the chocolate chips.

And if you leave out the chocolate chips but still want some little “surprises” you can add in some of these yummy bites:

  • Chopped Pecans
  • Dried Cranberries
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Heath Bar Pieces
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Pumpkin Seeds (oh yum!)
  • Sunflower Seeds

The possibilities are really endless. And if you decide to add any of these into your pumpkin bread, you’ll be so happy you did–that little bit of treat makes the bread that much more yummy.

Are you ready? Let’s jump into making this pumpkin flavor quick bread.

fix it and forget it pumpkin bread in the bread machine

How to Make this Pumpkin Bread Machine Recipe

I like to start this bread recipe by combining all my dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, etc.), except the brown sugar, into a large bowl, whisking them until they’re combined.

Then, I combine the wet ingredients like the eggs, oil and pumpkin into the mix. You can replace the oil with melted butter, if you like, but I didn’t have any butter, so oil it was.

I fold in about 1/3 (or one time I added 1/2 cup) of chocolate chips and call the dough done.

Once that’s ready, I get my bread machine pan oiled and put the dough in it–and punch the button for quick bread.

Seriously, that’s it.

Imagine a slice of this warm pumpkin chocolate chip bread with a bit of cream cheese spread over it…So good.

Pumpkin Bread without a Bread Machine

If you wanted, you can make this in the oven without a bread machine, either as pumpkin muffins or as bread–or even 2 loaves if you double the recipe.

To do this, I just preheat the oven to 350, put it in prepared pans and bake for 50 minutes.

Easy. Peasy.

bread machine pumpkin bread with chocolate chips

Does this Pumpkin Bread Machine Recipe Call for Yeast?

No. There’s no yeast in this recipe, which means no rise time is necessary.

This is more like a bread machine cake recipe rather than a bread, but because this is so similar to a bread, well, it’s like what else would I call it?!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Pumpkin Bread Machine Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

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Must Have Resources:

When making Pumpkin Bread Machine Recipe at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

  • Well, you need a Bread Machine. If you don’t have one, you’ll need some bread pans that you can trust will be non-stick. But, if you do decide that you’re going to use non-non-stick pans (is that how you say it?!) you can always line your pans with parchment paper.
  • Large Mixing Bowls are absolutely necessary. No kidding, this dough needs a good bit of room to be worked.
  • Give a girl a whisk and she can stir things that need stirring.

Make it a Meal:

Main Dish: I love having these Bacon Cheddar Meatballs as my meal. I know that might seem odd, but seriously, I’ve been on a meatball kick lately and these are brilliant!

Vegetable Side: Bacon Broccoli Salad makes an awesome veggie side dish–and it comes together quick.

Starch Side: If you’re being all healthy with your veggie side, well, having fun with some Loaded Baked Steak Fries is kind of perfect.

Refreshing Drink: Top off all that with some easy Pumpkin Pie Mocktail. I mean, really, more pumpkin never hurt anyone.

pumpkin bread machine recipe

Best Bread Machine Recipes:

Once you make this Pumpkin Bread Machine Recipe, you’ll be reminded about how fabulous it is to make breads in your bread machine. I mean, I had almost forgotten how fast and painless it is! So, I have helpfully gathered some of my favorite recipes just for you:

pumpkin dessert recipe with mini chocolate chips

More Pumpkin Recipes:

If you’re just here for the pumpkin…oh, I’m so with you. So, I grabbed some of the best pumpkin recipes I have to share just with you!

fix it and forget it pumpkin bread in the bread machine

Pumpkin Bread Machine Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Let's make this very clear: I love this Pumpkin Bread Machine Recipe. It's so simple to put together and SO. Very. GOOD. Not kidding. So, break out your bread machine and dust off the top, because we're about to get bakin'!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. 
  2. Add the pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, brown sugar, and eggs. Stir to combine.
  3. Grease the pan of the bread machine with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the batter into the pan and set the bread machine to the quick bread setting.
  4. When the machine beeps, add the mini chocolate chips. Close the lid and continue cooking until the timer goes off.
  5. Remove pan from bread machine and allow to cool for 10 minutes in pan, then remove the bread to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

This should make a 1.5 pound loaf of bread.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 5g

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Debbie

Tuesday 13th of December 2022

Update to my below email. Letting the bread machine mix and using 2 lb setting and letting it cool in the bread machine, bread was just about done. Probably could have used 30 more minutes of cooking. It was still delicious.

Debbie

Thursday 8th of December 2022

Baked this on my sweet bread setting and it wasn’t done in the middle even after letting it cool in the pan. I took it out of the pan and the next morning finished baking in the oven another hour. It was delicious. Trying it again today and letting the bread machine do all the mixing and setting it to a 2 lb setting and see what happens.

Carol

Wednesday 14th of April 2021

I just made this and followed the recipe to the tee. When the bread machine was done I removed the bread and let it cool for at least an hour. I was so disappointed to see that the loaf was not cooked all the way through. The insides were like raw batter. We were able to salvage 2 slices out of the whole loaf. I set the machine to quick bread and 1.5 size loaf. Have no idea what went wrong. 😢

Kelli Miller

Sunday 18th of April 2021

Oh no! Did you allow it to cool in the pan?

Sherry

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

I wonder if one could make this with gluten free flour and use the gluten free cycle?

Kelli Miller

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

I feel certain you could - you are doing an even swap so it should be fine. If you try it, please come back and let us know how it goes. :-)

Libby

Saturday 19th of September 2020

I’ve made this twice now and we love it! However, for some reason my quick bread cycle doesn’t have a mix in beep! So I just put all the chips on top before baking started and the result was like having a yummy chocolatey topping!

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