The Harvest Loaf 

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The Harvest Loaf

The Harvest Loaf is a wonderful loaf that embodies the essence of fall in every slice. This seasonal bread combines the earthy richness of pumpkin with a medley of warm spices, velvety chocolate chips, and a generous scattering of nuts. But what makes this loaf truly special isn’t just its taste; it’s the sense of tradition, comfort, and celebration it brings to our tables.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Loaf


  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk
  • Wooden Spoon or Rubber Spatula
  • Bread Pan
  • Parchment paper
  • – Oven
  • Cooling rack


  • 415 grams all-purpose flour
  • 5 grams baking soda
  • 2.5 grams cinnamon
  • 2.5 grams salt
  • 1.25 grams nutmeg
  • 0.625 grams ginger
  • 0.625 grams cloves
  • 113 grams butter
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 190 grams canned pumpkin
  • 135 grams chocolate chips
  • 85 grams chopped nuts walnuts or pecans – divided


  • Cream together butter and sugar until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the canned pumpkin.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and 85 grams of chopped nuts.
  • Pour the batter into a regular-sized loaf pan that has been greased and lightly floured. Sprinkle the remaining chopped nuts on top.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) for 65-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If using two 8” x 4” pans, bake for 55 minutes.


This Harvest Loaf combines the warm flavors of pumpkin, spices, chocolate chips, and nuts into a delightful bread that’s perfect for the fall season. It’s a comforting treat that pairs wonderfully with a cup of tea or coffee.
• You can customize this recipe by using different types of nuts or adding raisins or dried cranberries for extra flavor.
• The glaze adds a sweet touch; adjust the amount of cream to achieve your desired consistency.
• Be sure to let the loaf cool slightly before slicing and serving.

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