Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Double Chocolate Bread


Sometimes you just need a slice of Chocolate Bread! It is a bread so I'm sure it must be a breakfast food. Think of a Costco Chocolate Muffin only on steroids (and in a loaf form). This bread was moist and delicious. I like to make it in my stoneware mini loaf pans. It is easy to share that way. I spread some Costco Cherry, Rhubarb Jam on a slice--now I could call  it a dessert!

Double Chocolate Bread
1 1/2 cups flour (7.5 ounces)
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (1.25 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (5 ounces)
1/3 cup oil, vegetable, avocado, melted coconut, etc.
1 cup light brown sugar (7.5 ounces)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (5.25 ounces)
1 cup chocolate chips
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
In a large bowl whisk together the applesauce, oil, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and sour cream.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Add the chocolate chips (I used a chopped chocolate bar). Mix gently just until combined. Do not over mix.
Spread the batter evenly in a 9x5 loaf pan that has been sprayed with Pam. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-60 minutes--until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs but not wet batter.
Let the bread cool completely--it really is better the second day (if you can make it last that long).
I cooked this bread in my Pampered Chef Mini Loaf Pan. It made 3 small loaves. Check it after about 25 minutes. I'm not sure why I spread some Cherry Raspberry jam on my slice of chocolate bread. But it was wonderful!
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Recipe came from Mel's Kitchen Cafe--my favorite blog!