Chocolate Bread

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!