Chocolate Applesauce Bread

Kathie Carr


I've searched for a good chocolate bread recipe for a long time and finally was given this one by a friend. I hope you like it as much as I do. I think the applesauce is the key ingredient.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
45 Min


  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 2
  • 1 1/2 c
    unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 c
    milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    dry-roasted unsalted peanuts, chopped

  • 1 tsp
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp
    unsweetened cocoa powder

How to Make Chocolate Applesauce Bread


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat nonstick loaf pan (11-1/2 by 5-1/2 by 3 inches) or 2 loaf pans (8-1/2 by 4-1/2 by 2-3/8 inches) with nonstick vegetable cooking spray.

    Note: Picture shows bread made in a mold type bread pan available through cake decorating supply shops.
  2. Beat butter and sugar on medium speed in large bowl until smooth and fluffy, 2 minutes. Add eggs; beat 1 minute. Beat in applesauce (mixture will look curdled).
  3. Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in large bowl. Make well in center. Add applesauce mixture, chocolate chips and peanuts to well; stir into flour mixture until just combined and flour mixture is evenly moistened. Spoon mixture into prepared pan(s).
  4. Bake in 350 degrees oven 60 to 65 minutes, until toothpick tests clean. Let cool in pan(s) 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack; let cool completely.

    Garnish: Mix sugar and cocoa and dust bread with this mixture.

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About Chocolate Applesauce Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads

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