Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Baked to perfection, enjoy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread for Fall. Make in a large pan or several small pans. Delicious for Autumn gift giving!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Friends, let’s break in autumn today with this amazing Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. A little warning, make sure you have enough people in the house to enjoy this, because you may just eat it all. Or, better yet, take a few slices to your neighbor! (You may have tried my Pumpkin Date Bread or No Bake Pumpkin Cookies – so good!~)

BEST Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

We’re so happy it’s officially pumpkin season.

How to bake banana bread

This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is oh, so good! Don’t forget that every oven heats up differently, and you may have to adapt the baking time, depending on whether you have a large pan, or you’re putting the batter in 2 smaller pans.

Always check the center with a toothpick to see if it comes out clean (the bread is done), or if the batter is sticking to the toothpick (the bread needs more baking time).

EASY Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

You can even use 4 very small pans, and give a few loaves away.

Or freeze for a rainy day :)

Coughlin Family Hosmer Lake

Hosmer Lake, Oregon

But first–summer in Oregon is my favorite time. I just told Paul, give me one more month of summer!

The sun shines 300 days a year, bright blue, stunning skies here in central Oregon. So a few weeks ago, we went on a family kayak and canoe adventure to Hosmer Lake, about 30 minutes from our house.

Hosmer Lake

Today I want to share a few pictures with you. Of course Alder came, but don’t worry, Haggis was home holding down the fort. :) He’s not as keen on big outings now that he is 14. But he’s still a happy pup!

picnic Hosmer Lake

We enjoyed a super easy picnic (wraps, fruits, cookies, chips, salsa – yum!).

sunset - Hosmer Lake

I’m not ready to give up hot days and cool nights quite yet. But I’ve learned to be gracious with nature and go with the flow. We are so blessed to have 4 gorgeous seasons to enjoy, aren’t we?

family - Hosmer Lake

Give Thanks

We are blessed to see the mountains and sunsets. To sit out on our deck (or in the water in our canoes) and watch the sun go down.

Another day to give thanks for so many blessings in life.

Autumn comes and it moves into Thanksgiving.

Every day is a day to give thanks!

And share food and our tables with people we love, or who we are yet to love.

Tasty Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Hospitality comes in all kinds of packages. Big and little, it can be a slice of warm Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread on a paper napkin, or a loaf wrapped up in a kitchen towel, or served at a small dinner party. Hospitality can be an EPIC Charcuterie Board that you share for a gathering.

Whatever it is, I continue to pray that our family gives out before taking in.

My words to meditate on in the month of September!

SO GOOD Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8 -12


  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup milk or milk alternative
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips plus some to top
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2  3/4 cup flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl or stand up mixer, combine all liquids, sugar, and spices; eggs, milk, bananas, oil, vanilla, sugar, pumpkin puree, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Mix until sugar has dissolved and batter is smooth.
  • Next, add in flour to batter—about 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Oil one large or 2 medium loaf pans, then pour in batter and top with chocolate chips. Bake for 40-50 minutes (depending no size of loaf pan), or until a toothpick comes out clean when placed in the center).

More pumpkin bread recipes: Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shots [Shake, Drink, Repeat] and Pumpkin Spice Snowballs [Crazy for Crust] and Layered Pumpkin Coffee Cake [Barefeet in the Kitchen].

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

2 comments on “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread”

  1. Hi! The recipe for the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana bread does not indicate how much flour is used.

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