Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Bread Has 2 Favorite Flavors in One

Everything is coming up pumpkin! And why not? Pumpkin is chalk full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and it’s low in calories. It’s literally the perfect food. That’s why this gluten-free marbled pumpkin chocolate bread recipe has become one of my favorites! Who wouldn’t love a moist, marble bread with pumpkin and chocolate? Better yet, it’s super simple to make.

Marbled Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

If you are searching for a healthy gluten-free bread recipe that tastes indulgent and seasonal, I’ve got you covered. This chocolate pumpkin bread has the perfect balance of flavors between chocolate and pumpkin, and it’s easy to make. The hardest part is alternating rows of batter in the pan. And frankly even if you mess that up a bit, it will still look and taste delicious. 

This recipe has only 12 ingredients, most of which are probably already in your cabinets if you keep a gluten-free home. And really the only other thing you need is a bread loaf pan. You don’t even need a blender!

Helpful Tips

I use canned pumpkin puree because it’s easier, but feel free to use leftover cooked pumpkin if you have that on hand for better flavor! It will make a subtle but more flavorful difference. Sometimes I replace the butter in baking recipes with unsweetened applesauce to bring the calories down and to make it healthier. So instead of a half cup of butter I might use a half cup of applesauce. I then make sure I spray the pan well with a non-stick spray. I also try to replace regular cane sugar with coconut sugar whenever I can. It’s an even swap but I prefer it’s plant based.

Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Bread (Gluten Free)

Yields: 1 loaf, 12 slices

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 50 minutes | Total: 1 hour 5 minutes

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Ingredients:

¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup pumpkin puree
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour, divided
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×5” loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add sugar, pumpkin puree, melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, add flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to incorporate.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the bowl of wet ingredients. Fold to combine.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the two bowls used. Add cocoa powder to one, and add the remaining ¼ cup of flour to the other. Stir to incorporate.
  6. Use a cookie scoop to create two horizontal rows of batter, alternating between pumpkin and chocolate scoops. Add a scoop of pumpkin, chocolate, then pumpkin on one side (horizontally). Add a scoop of chocolate, pumpkin, then chocolate for the second row. Tap the pan on the counter a few times to allow the batter to spread evenly in the bottom of the pan. Repeat this process with alternate batters on top – being sure to use all remaining batter.
  7. Use a skewer to swirl the batter into figure eights, creating a marbling effect in the loaf.
  8. Place loaf pan in preheated oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes before enjoying.
Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Bread recipe process 1
In a medium bowl, add sugar, pumpkin puree, melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt
In a small bowl, add flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
whisk pumpkin mixture
Stir to incorporate.
Add the flour mixture to the bowl of wet ingredient
Add the flour mixture to the bowl of wet ingredients. Fold to combine.
two bowls cocoa powder to one
Divide the batter evenly between the two bowls used. Add cocoa powder to one, and add the remaining ¼ cup of flour to the other. Stir to incorporate
create two horizontal rows of batter, alternating between pumpkin and chocolate scoops.
Use a cookie scoop to create two horizontal rows of batter, alternating between pumpkin and chocolate scoops.

 

alternate batters on top in loaf pan
Repeat this process with alternate batters on top
=skewer to swirl the batter
Use a skewer to swirl the batter into figure eights, creating a marbling effect in the loaf.
Marbled batter in the pan.
Marbled batter in the loaf pan.
baked marble pumpkin chocolate bread gluten free
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Bread (Gluten Free)
Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Bread out of the oven.
Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Bread gluten free Serving
Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Bread Slices
Yield: 12 slices

Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Bread (Gluten Free)

marbled pumpkin chocolate bread recipe gluten free

Get two of your favorite flavors in one with this marbled pumpkin chocolate bread.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour, divided
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x5” loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
    2. In a medium bowl, add sugar, pumpkin puree, melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
    3. In a small bowl, add flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to incorporate.
    4. Add the flour mixture to the bowl of wet ingredients. Fold to combine.
    5. Divide the batter evenly between the two bowls used. Add cocoa powder to one, and add the remaining ¼ cup of flour to the other. Stir to incorporate.
    6. Use a cookie scoop to create two horizontal rows of batter, alternating between pumpkin and chocolate scoops. Add a scoop of pumpkin, chocolate, then pumpkin on one side (horizontally). Add a scoop of chocolate, pumpkin, then chocolate for the second row. Tap the pan on the counter a few times to allow the batter to spread evenly in the bottom of the pan. Repeat this process with alternate batters on top - being sure to use all remaining batter.
    7. Use a skewer to swirl the batter into figure eights, creating a marbling effect in the loaf.
    8. Place loaf pan in preheated oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes before enjoying.

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