Quick Chocolate Bread Recipe with Pumpkin & Cloves

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Chocolate Bread Recipe with Pumpkin & Cloves is a rich, dark chocolate bread with a mild spicy aroma of cloves and the seasonal flavor of pumpkin. This easy chocolate bread recipe is sure to be a hit no matter what time of year you serve it! 
This easy to make chocolate bread recipe with pumpkin & cloves is moist and flavorful. It will soon become your favorite go-to cocoa powder bread recipe. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

When I think of the scents that evoke warm holiday memories, for me cloves are in my top three favorites, along with cinnamon and nutmeg rounding out the list.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Warm & Spicy Chocolate Bread Recipe with Pumpkin is available near the end of this post. 

Chocolate Bread Recipe with Pumpkin & Cloves is a rich, dark chocolate bread with a mild spicy aroma of cloves and the seasonal flavor of pumpkin. This easy chocolate bread recipe is sure to be a hit no matter what time of year you serve it! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The ingredient list for making Quick Chocolate Bread Recipe with Pumpkin & Cloves is as follows (yield 2 loaves);

  • granulated sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • grapeseed or canola oil
  • maple syrup
  • eggs
  • cocoa powder
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • ground cloves
  • pumpkin pie filling
  • walnuts (optional)

Cocoa Clove Pumpkin Bread Recipe is a dark chocolate bread with the flavors of clove and seasonal pumpkin. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Sometimes when I’m looking for that cozy aroma and feeling, but I don’t have time to bake, I’ll fill a small saucepan with water and add some cinnamon stick, an already used nub of nutmeg, a scant tablespoon of cloves, and maybe orange and or apple peel. I then simmer it low and slow on the stovetop all day, making sure I replenish the water as it simmers away.

It never fails to brighten my day and brings me immediately into the holiday mood. For me, the aroma is intoxicating and uplifting.

Speaking of intoxicating aromas, when you smell this Quick Chocolate Bread with Pumpkin & Cloves that I made for November’s participation in #TwelveLoaves “spice edition” baking in the oven, you’ll swear it’s Thanksgiving, even if it’s the middle of summer!

This easy to make chocolate bread recipe with pumpkin & cloves is moist and flavorful. It will soon become your favorite go-to cocoa powder bread recipe. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

This easy chocolate bread recipe Quick Chocolate Bread with Pumpkin & Cloves has a deep rich color and a deep rich flavor with just a hint of cocoa along with a hint of cloves and a hint of pumpkin.
The combination of each of these flavors marries perfectly with one another but none of these strongly flavored ingredients overwhelm the other.
For the nut lover, I added walnuts to one loaf and left the other loaf nut-free. I tend to prefer the nuts, but not everyone does. Whatever your preference, this is a quick bread that will soon become one of your absolute holiday (or anytime) favorites.

Making Quick Chocolate Bread with Pumpkin & Cloves couldn’t be easier. Let me show you how;

  • In a large bowl blend the eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil and maple syrup.
  • In another bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cloves.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend until combined.
  • Add the pumpkin puree into the batter and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into two prepared loaf pans that have been sprayed with baking spray, adding walnuts if desired.
  • Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a rack for 30 minutes and remove the loaf from the pan to cool for an additional 40 minutes.

This easy to make chocolate bread recipe with pumpkin & cloves is moist and flavorful. It will soon become your favorite go-to cocoa powder bread recipe. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Quick Chocolate Bread Recipe with Pumpkin & Cloves. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe, and are anxious to give it a try, I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give this recipe some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post, OR in the recipe card feature itself.  🙂

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Cocoa Clove Pumpkin Bread Recipe is a dark chocolate bread with the flavors of clove and seasonal pumpkin. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Quick Chocolate Bread Recipe with Pumpkin & Cloves
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
Chocolate Bread Recipe with Pumpkin & Cloves is a rich, dark chocolate bread with a mild spicy aroma of cloves and the seasonal flavor of pumpkin. This easy chocolate bread recipe is sure to be a hit no matter what time of year you serve it!
Course: Dessert, Quick Bread
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: chocolate bread recipe, cocoa powder bread recipe, how to make chocolate bread
Servings: 24 slices
Calories: 192 kcal
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup grapeseed oil, or other light colored oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 - 2 cups chopped walnuts, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, and oil.

  3. In a second large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, and ground cloves.

  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend until just combined.

  5. Stir in the pumpkin puree, and walnuts (if desired) until completely incorporated.

  6. Pour the batter evenly into two loaf pans that have been liberally sprayed with baking spray.

  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 60 - 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  8. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Turn the bread from the pans and cool for an additional 40 - 60 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment;

Hand mixer or stand mixer, 2 loaf pans, baking spray, 2 large bowls, wooden spoon, whisk, spatula, measuring spoons, measuring cups.

Nutrition Facts
Quick Chocolate Bread Recipe with Pumpkin & Cloves
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Potassium 77mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Sugars 26g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 6.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed the recipe for this cocoa powder bread recipe with pumpkin & cloves as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

It is now time to grab yourself a nice slice of Quick Chocolate Bread with Pumpkin & Cloves along with a hot cup of coffee or a nice pumpkin spice latte.
I can’t think of anything better! 🙂

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12 Comments

  1. Ooh, I love the idea of adding chocolate to pumpkin bread! Yours looks moist and wonderful!

  2. That bread sounds wonderful! Such a great fall treat.

  3. Another great loaf from your kitchen! I prefer nuts but I'm pretty sure I'd enjoy a slice of each.

  4. I had such a bad experience with cloves when I was a teenager, that I kind of omit it now. But this bread looks amazing Renee! Cocoa makes all spices better, and viceversa!

  5. Oh, that smell – I bet it's magical! I love nuts in my quick breads, but my kids hate them. Grrr. So, I like recipes that two loaves ;).

  6. Wow: cocoa and pumpkin.
    Twelve Loaves surprises me recipe after recipe.

  7. Your moist, beautiful slices look divine! It looks like a delicious way to start the day!

  8. I really don't know why but I always seem to associate cloves with ham. I need to remedy that and check out this flavor combo with chocolate and pumpkin. What a lovely bread. I bet it smells incredible when it is baking.

  9. There are Sicilian cookies made with chocolate and clove and this loaf reminds me of them. What a fantastic addition to our Spice challenge this month, Renee. So happy to have you a part of #TwelveLoaves:)

  10. Looks delicious Renee. Such a wonderful combination of flavors.

  11. I rarely celebrate cloves. They're usually mixed in with other spices and singing harmony so to speak. This combination is new to me and something I would be excited to try! I can't wait to have the fragrance of this bread wafting through my home. 🙂 Thank you for baking this!

  12. I can smell the cloves from here!

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