Pumpkin and choc chip slice

Pumpkins grow anywhere. Well, that’s my experience anyway. I cut them away – and they come back. And just keep on coming. Which is great – because pumpkins rock.

And so does this slice.

You can make this recipe as a slice or a loaf. I like the slice because it cooks more quickly. Get in my belly!


  • 2 cups SR flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 200g grated pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup milk chococlate chips (or dark)
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C
  2. Grease and line a slice tin
  3. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together – the flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon
  4. In a smaller bowl whisk the wet ingredients together – the oil, the milk and the vanilla – until completely combined
  5. Add the grated pumpkin to the dry ingredients and mix through until the strands of pumpkin are coated with the flour mixture
  6. Add the choc chips
  7. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients
  8. Gently mix with a wooden spoon till combined – do NOT overmix
  9. Pour into the slice tin, smoothing the top
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean