Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bread

I like surprises. Well, nice ones.

Like, getting a box of chocolates or flowers without an occasion? That sounds like it would be nice. Note to Kenny: do that more. Hear me, love of my life?

Another pleasant surprise? Finding a layer of pumpkin cheesecake in the middle of a delicious loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread. It’s double the fun!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bread

Now that TV has started up again, I’m overwhelmed by the obligation I have to continue watching many shows. Yes, it’s a chore. A fun one, but a chore nonetheless.

Last season, we watched Superstore. It’s a silly piece of sitcom fluff, and I like silly in my life. Being serious is so overrated. But now I have to find time to add that to the list. See, I’m still trying to finish Casual on Hulu, Suits on Amazon Prime, and then I have to pick up Once Upon a Time again, even though the storyline has gotten totally weird.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bread

The problem is, Kenny and I watch these together, so both of us have to be available (and awake) to make it through. It’s not that logistically easy. He plays ball sometimes, and I have the habit of passing out at 8:30 every night. It’s not auspicious for good TV watching.

Also, Kenny has a very short attention span with TV shows. He forgets them or loses interest quickly, and then we tend to not finish things. like seasons 6 and 7 of Mad Men, which has fallen by the wayside, or seasons 3 and 4 of Orange is the New Black. Gone.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bread

But hey, I shouldn’t complain. We have so many good options. Do you remember when you were at the mercy of the TV schedule? Those grueling days are gone!

You know what else is gone? Plain old pumpkin bread. Not that I’m hating, because I’m not. But this is sooooo much better.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bread

In the middle of these moist and gluten-free layers is pumpkin cheesecake. It’s lovely. The creamy pumpkin middle layer does full justice to the cakey outer layer. Woohoo!

Hope you have a lovely fall TV season, and that you get caught up on all your shows. It’s hard work! Better have some pumpkin chocolate chip cheesecake bread around to make it easier!


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bread


Pumpkin Bread
1 and 3/4 cups oat flour (labeled gluten-free)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Cheesecake Filling
1 egg
8 oz.cream cheese, softened (l used reduced-fat)
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients except the sugars until well incorporated. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the eggs and sugars and mix well. Add the pumpkin and oil and stir again. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and beat until a smooth batter has formed. Fold in the milk chocolate chips. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar, stirring until smooth and creamy.Add the egg, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, stirring again until the batter has no lumps.
  5. Pour half of the pumpkin batter into the prepared pan, smoothing it down evenly with a spatula. Pour the cheesecake filling over the top, smoothing that down as well. Finally, top with the remaining pumpkin batter.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. At that point, form a loose tent over the bread with foil to prevent the sides from burning before the middle cooks. Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  7. Remove the bread from the oven and cool completely. Cut into slices. Store covered. I like mine chilled, but that might not be your preference!



I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Amanda

    Mmm, those layers! This looks SO good. I could eat more than my share of this pumpkin bread and not feel guilty at all.
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    1. Mir

      I do love the layers, Amanda!

    2. Mir

      Me too, Amanda. I don’t believe in guilt!

  2. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    This is my kinda surprise!! What a great bread 🙂

    & I agree it’s hard to keep up with TV shows – especially when there’s a new lineup of shows for the season – too many options, too little time!
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    1. Mir

      I can’t keep up. But boy, do I wish I could!

  3. cakespy

    I want to bury my face in that wave of delicious cheesecake filling. YUM.
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    1. Mir

      Me too. Cheesecake filling is really a happy thing!

  4. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Good surprises are the best! And every fall, I try to watch as many new series as I can to see if I like them…so far I’ve added three new shows to my list, yikes! 🙂 Love the looks of this bread, such a fun surprise in the middle!

    1. Mir

      Wow, three shows. So ambitious. Good luck!

  5. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Omg, Suits is Boy and I’s favorite TV show ever – so finish it! 😉 totally worth that chore! Lol. Anyways, love this bread!! Anything with a surprise layer makes me happy, so this is totally calling my name, Mir! Just perfect for fall! Cheers, friend!
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    1. Mir

      Really?! I’m loving Suits. Doesn’t hurt that Gabriel Macht is smokin’ hot. We’ve gotta hang out someday, Chey!

  6. annie@ciaochowbambina.com

    Oh…that wave of cheesecake makes me very happy! Something about the new fall line-up….so exciting!!
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    1. Mir

      I know. Like a fresh start, right?

  7. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    Thank goodness for DVR! You really went all out with this cake, my friend! You have all my favorite things int here! Chocolate, pumpking, cheesecake! Oh my! Pinned!
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    1. Mir

      DVR is pretty brilliant too. I’ve become a streaming girl, but either way!

  8. Manali@CookWithManali

    Suits was so great when it started! The current season, I didn’t care much for. And yes like you guys, me and hubby watch it together too and since I have moved to another city for few months, no idea when we are going to finish the season (it wasn’t great to begin with!) Love the addition of cheesecake in pumpkin bread, looks amazing!
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    1. Mir

      I haven’t seen the latest, so I might stop before it gets less good. Thanks for the warning!

  9. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    Mir, deargosh! This pumpkin bread is EPIC with those chocolate chips in it – but goodgolly, that layer of cheesecake why it takes this bread to the realm beyond EPIC – maybe they have a term for that level of deliciousness on Once Upon A Time, or maybe I should just go with Rachel Ray and say Yummo!
    By the way, you’ve piqued my curiosity with these shows you mentioned – my daughter and I are currently working our pay through Parks and Recreation on Netflix and we have the same dilemma of sometimes mismatched schedules!
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    1. Mir

      I definitely try for epic. 🙂
      I do love Parks and Rec. There’s so much out there!

  10. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss

    I just watched a short news segment the other day on how people have extreme FOMO (fear of missing out) when their friends talk about new TV shows that they haven’t seen yet. My fiance is wholeheartedly devoted to the TV and has watched basically every Netflix original series known to man and you can frequently find him watching on-demand or DVR-ed episodes of who knows what. I, on the other hand, am so indifferent to TV shows that I honestly have no idea what people are talking about when they mention their newest binge-fest on Netflix. To each their own!

    One thing I know we can get along over is this pumpkin chocolate chip cheesecake bread. So many flavors packed into one compact little delicious treat 🙂
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    1. Mir

      FOMO is real, especially in office conversations. I can totally believe it!

  11. GiGi Eats

    OH MY GEEEZEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT THIS! SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO bad!
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    1. Mir

      I’ve been enjoying it! Not gonna lie. 🙂

  12. David @ Spiced

    Haha…this post totally resonating with me! We are trying our best to work through our shows, but it’s hard. 8:30 is pretty darned close to our bedtime, too…so that leaves us time for about one show a night. We’re currently working our way through Breaking Bad on Netflix, but I noticed the DVR is piling up with shows. I need more tv watching time! I also need more of this cheesecake bread. I mean I’ll never turn down a pumpkin cheesecake…but then if it’s hidden inside of pumpkin bread? Oh man, that sounds like my heaven right there. I think I’d weigh 500 pounds if I lived in your house, Mir! 🙂
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    1. Mir

      The pressure of the DVR piling up…I can’t take it! 🙂

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