Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread with chocolate chips

This Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread is a new family favorite! Filled with pumpkin, peanut butter and spices, the chocolate chips take this bread over the top!

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I was so proud of myself on my trip last weekend: I actually worked out at the hotel. I thought ahead and brought workout clothes and running shoes, knowing I’d have some time one of the days to exercise. Huge pat on the back for me!

At the hotel gym, I ran a few miles, then went to do some weights. Over by the weight rack, a trainer was working with a hotel guest. (Who knew you could hire a trainer on vaca??) While I was looking over the meager weight selection, looking for at least 10 pounders that weren’t there, the trainer asked me if I was looking for the six-pounders.

And I must say, I was a little insulted.

I may be a girl. But I’m a girl on vacation who is working out. That means something, don’t you think?

So I grabbed the heaviest I could find (9 lbs) and proceeded to stand on the upside-down bosu ball and do curls and squats. Then I did a 2:45 plank.

So there Mr. Muscled Trainer Man. So there.

And then I proceeded to eat my weight in cake for the rest of the weekend. Which is why I now need to work out even more – and why I need this Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread in my life.

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread with chocolate chips | We LOVE this bread and want it every day for breakfast! | | #pumpkin #breakfast

This bread is seriously a new family favorite. I’ve made it twice, and a third is on the horizon.

If I make something twice, you know it’s good.

Did you know that peanut butter and pumpkin go together? I never in a million years would have paired them. But lots of people did last year, so I wanted to try it this season.

And wow – those peeps last year were so right. They go together perfectly. When you mix the peanut butter into the pumpkin in the recipe immediately the smell is perfect. I really can’t describe it other than to say these two flavors were meant for each other.

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread with chocolate chips | We LOVE this bread and want it every day for breakfast! | | #pumpkin #breakfast

This recipe is great for after a workout or for breakfast because there is no oil in it at all. No butter. Instead, you mix peanut butter, pumpkin, and greek yogurt (I love Chobani) together to make the base of the wet ingredients. These, along with the eggs, make a moist and tender bread that is so much healthier!

The bread is also filled with pumpkin pie spice (a whopping 1 1/2 tablespoons) and chocolate chips, another ingredient that pairs well with both pumpkin and peanut butter. I put most of the chocolate chips in the bread and the rest on top, to make it pretty.

You’ll see the gooey center of this bread. After 30 minutes, the edges are done and the center is still gooey. This is how I like my quick bread. You’ll see most of my recipes look this way. I eat around the edges and save that gooey center for last! But if that doesn’t float your boat, you can add a few minutes to the cooking time.

This has been Jordan’s favorite breakfast for the last few weeks. In fact, I only got 1 slice of the last loaf. After it cools, I slice it and place each slice in a ziploc baggie and freeze. Then I pop it in the microwave for 30-45 seconds and Jordan has a fast breakfast that she thinks is a super treat and I know is secretly sort of healthy.

It’s a win-win.

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread with chocolate chips | We LOVE this bread and want it every day for breakfast! | | #pumpkin #breakfast

Okay, I need to go make more. Excuse me now…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread


  • 1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree, from the can
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk greek yogurt, pumpkin, eggs, and peanut butter in a large bowl until no lumps remain.
  3. Stir in sugars, pumpkin pie spice, and baking soda. Stir in flour.
  4. Stir about 3/4 cup chocolate chips into batter.
  5. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean at the edge of the bread. The bread may fall in the middle slightly, that’s okay. At a 30 minute baking time, the top center portion may be underdone - I like it that way. If you prefer it to be more done, add about 5 minutes baking time.
  7. Tip: slice cooled bread and freeze in individual baggies for a quick snack!
  8. (**Until I remake this bread, I'm going to add this edit: bake time may be 45-55 minutes as per comments)
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  1. I looooove peanut butter and pumpkin together! And I also love my bread a bit underdone :)
    This looks awesome, I am SO making it. Pinning!
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  2. That does sound like an unusual combo, but I trust you that it is awesome :)
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  3. Sounds great. When are you making it again? Did you say the Saturday that we are coming over? lol


  4. Kudos to working out at the hotel! Been there and I know it’s not easy.
    PB, pumpkin, chocolate?! I’m so there. :) Looks fab!
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  5. I never would of thought of peanut butter and pumpkin either but I am definitely going to give it a try for sure! Plank for 2 minutes and 45 seconds. Oh my! I gave up because every time I went to do it, my 1 year old thought it was a carnival ride and would hop on my back. As if it was not hard enough as it is!
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  6. I never would have thought to combine pumpkin and peanut butter but I have been seeing it all over! This sounds absolutely divine! I can’t wait to try this new combo!
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  7. You and I like our breads the very same way! This is just too good looking!! The peanut butter and chocolate? YUM! I would love this for breakfast!

  8. YOWZA! I have to try this! (after Im off my cleanse of course!) What will you think of next Dorothy? Sounds and looks sooo scrumptious!

  9. I’ve made pumpkin chocolate chip bread and spread peanut butter on it, but never put the peanut butter in it! This is a great idea, and this bread looks so moist and delicious. Pinning!
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  10. I have not tried that combo of flavors … I’m kind of a flavor combo wimp ;) I believe you …. will try it soon and like my breads a little underdone too!
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  11. GOOD FOR YOU!!! That’s so impressive and inspiring that you worked out on your vacation. And you go girl for showing that trainer! ;) I never would have thought to combine peanut butter and pumpkin either. I still have some pumpkin left over after my baking this morning, so maybe I’ll have to play around with it too!
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  12. So much to say. First, working out. I went running when we were on the trip. I had to workout and get out of those 4 walls of that bldg. I need fresh air so glad to hear you pulled off a 2:45 plank. The 6 lb comment…annoying!

    Gooey bread – thanks for explaining the way you like it. I am ashamed to say I overbake my bread sometimes JUST b/c I know I will be taking pics of it and about 2-3 yrs ago I posted a pic sort of like yours and took the worst beating in my comments about how underdone it was, yadda yadda and now I never post quickbreads that are gooey – but I want to!

    PB and pumpkin – I am all over that combo!

  13. Oh this looks so good. I love banana bread so gonna try this too.
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  14. This bread sounds truly amazing! I’m very excited to give it a try!
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  15. I saw Holly tweeted this and it sounds amazing! Two of my favorite flavors combined into one great bread, and I love how it has Greek yogurt in it!
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  16. Dorothy, I LOVE your bread photos. The way you style them; oh they are SO good! Loved your avo banana bread pics and these too. And I LOVE peanut butter and pumpkin together in baked goods. It does smell amazing and I really like how the base is yogurt, and pumpkin, etc. I bet the texture and flavor are out of this world! Pinned and as soon as my family lets me put pumpkin in something again;) (JK) I’m making this!
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  17. This bread looks so yummy, Dorothy!! I will take a slice right now with my morning coffee. ;)
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  18. I never would have thought to try PB and pumpkin either but I love the quickness of this bread and the fact it uses greek yogurt! Yummmm! Also, you show up that muscle man, Dorothy! Loved your story. :)

  19. This looks crazy “amazing” and I’m so “excited” to try it out! hahah, you’ve totally “inspired me”
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  20. I’m very proud that you worked out at the hotel. When I traveled for work a lot.. I would totally pack clothes and shoes and then never go to work out. I can’t imagine hiring a trainer on vaca. It is vaca after all :) Love the idea of the pumpkin and peanut butter combination.
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  21. Never would have thought about paring peanut butter and pumpkin together but it doesn’t surprise me it works so well. Pumpkin taste good with everything.
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  22. I’ve never tried peanut butter and pumpkin together… this is a must, after seeing your delicious creation!
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  23. Pumpkin + chocolate chips are one of my favorite combinations, but I’ve never thought to add peanut butter. To the kitchen…!

  24. Dorothy! This looks amazing!! Also, you are kind of a super hero for working out on vacation! I’m totally impressed!
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  25. Yum!! I’m making this recipe tomorrow. What is the nutritional info?

  26. I’m so impressed by your planking abilities! 30 seconds and I’m over it. But then, I’d rather be poked in the eye with a sharp stick than work out. I would rather eat this pumpkin bread than do just about anything, though. I can’t wait to try the pumpkin PB combo.
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  27. So I should probably not mention my 3 pound weights here, right…? haha

  28. When you say pumpkin? Where do I buy that? Do they sell that? Is that same as pumping filling for pies?

  29. OMG. In LOVE with this.
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  30. Thanks for the recipe! I’m assuming you use plain greek yogurt vs. vanilla? :)

  31. Sorry maybe a stupid question, but how do you handle the Pumpkin, whcich part of it do you put in, and how do you make sure it’s not in lumps?

  32. I just made it in the oven. I can not wait to taste it! Thanks for the recipe!

  33. What a jerk! I would’ve “accidentally” dropped a twenty pound weight on his foot. Oops. Sorry sir, it was just too heavy for lil ol’ weak-armed me. As for peanut butter and pumpkin, I would’ve never thought to put them together either! But my Gawd, staring at your photos is making me want to run into the kitchen and make this Love it!
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  34. Peanut butter and pumpkin together? Mind blown.
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  35. Mmm, pumpkin and peanut butter, that sounds good. And I picked up some Planters peanut butter with dried cranberries already in it, I might have to use that for this.
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  36. This is amazing!! I made two loaves since my pumpkin puree was about to expire and all I get is compliments on the bread I’ve given to people. Super easy to make too! Thank you for this awesome addition to everything pumpkin for the Fall!

  37. How many servings does this recipe make for nutritional analysis? Thanks!

  38. Christine says:

    I can’t wait to make this! Just curious, what kind of PB did you use — Natural kind (oily) or Skippy/Jif? Smooth or chunky? Thank you for the great recipes!

    • Thank you! I always use Skippy Naturals Creamy. It’s natural in the sense that it has only peanuts, but it’s a no-stir peanut butter. Some oil collects on the top, but not like a true natural peanut butter. You can also use a regular peanut butter, or a crunchy!

  39. I just made this. I put in in for 30 minutes and it was still not only gooey but liquid. I’ve been putting in back in for additional 5 minute increments. 35 minutes later, the inside is still not even close to cooked and the outside is burnt! What I am doing wrong??

    • I’m sorry Erica! I just saw this, we were traveling yesterday. Hmmm. I’m not sure? I know others have made it so the only thing I can think is to check your oven temperature? Did you make any changes in the recipe? Mine was gooey in the center but definitely cooked around the edges (and I made it twice to be sure!) Let me know and we can try and troubleshoot what happened!

      • Mine did this too and it was so gross :( It was too thick of a batter it seemed and was BONE dry on the outside and burnt and raw in the middle. I had to throw it all out, which made me sad! Waste of time, money and yummy ingredients :(

        • I’m sorry Lee-Anne! I’m not sure what the trouble was. I know that many people have said they’ve had success, so I would love to trouble shoot with you. Did you make any substitutions? I know mine was more under done in the center (as shown in the photos – that’s the way we like it), but not raw all the way through.

  40. I made this today. I love the pumpkin/pb/chocolate combo, but IMO 1 1/2 tablespoons was way too much pumpkin pie spice. 1 1/2 teaspoons probably would be adequate.

  41. This sounds so yummy! Can you use natural PB? Thanks!

  42. Can I substitue whole wheat flour and honey for the refined sugar portion? I don’t want to take away from the flavor though!

    • I’ve never subbed honey, but you can do a combination of whole wheat and all-purpose. Whenever I’ve subbed whole wheat 100% it’s too dense. I think that white whole wheat is different, but I’d try a combo unless you’re comfortable subbing it all!

  43. Just made this and it was delicious. I love breads and gooey desserts in general, but have never tried gooey bread so I thought this would be perfect! I did end up baking it for around 45 minutes because the center was still very batter-like. I took it out of the oven and let it rest for about 5 minutes and went to turn it out on to my cooling rack and the whole inside came out when I turned it upside down! It was still very much like batter and I lost about 1/2 cup when I turned it over.. The top was nice and brown and I had no idea the inside was still batter. The bread (minus the middle!) Is great and I’ll definitely make it again. Maybe I should have let it rest for more than 5 minutes?? (I pre-heated and cooked at 350 and have a convection oven)

    • That’s so strange! I know mine was under done in the center (as you can see from the photos) but not totally like that. Although I usually do let it cool in the pan before removing it – it probably sets better once it sits longer. Were you baking normally or on convection?

      • I’ll let it cool longer next time. I didn’t know if I would have trouble getting it out of the pan if I let it cool too long. I also did use the convection setting. It usually bakes more evenly using the convection setting. Maybe I’ll try the normal setting AND let it cool longer. Thanks for the reply.

        • I just made this and lined the loaf pan w parchment paper, long side only. Gave it a spritz of Pam and it came right out!

  44. I was so excited to try this recipe! I baked it for 45 minutes (first 30, then in 5 min incriminates) at 350 and the center was still batter, while the ends were dry and almost burnt. I didn’t use any substitutions so I’m not sure what the problem was! I love gooey bread, but not liquid. Bummer!

  45. I made this bread today after finding exactly 3/4 cup pumpkin that needed to be used up right away. I love peanut butter with pumpkin in sandwiches but somehow never thought of baking them into bread together. It’s so good I might never make regular pumpkin bread again! I was worried all that spice would hide the peanut butter taste, but the flavors are perfectly balanced. I’m also a bit relieved to find out I’m not the only one who deliberately underbakes quick breads to keep them gooey in the middle.

  46. I like the combination of pumpkin, peanut butter and chocolate. The bread ends up with a nice crispy crust, which I love.

    I also had to bake for an additional time (35 minutes on top of the 30, total 65 minutes bake time). The center was too gooey (still batter consistency). Since the bread continues to bake for a little bit after removal from oven, it become overdone. Next time, I will keep 5-10 minutes less in the oven and let it cool (maybe 55-60 minutes total). My oven is usually pretty right on temperatures, so I’m not sure what happened.

    I let it cool completely in the pan and then couldn’t get it out even though I oiled very well. Maybe next time I will dust with flour or line with parchment paper.
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