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.

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15 Min
45 Min


1/2 c
(1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1 1/3 c
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


  • 1Heat 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.
  • 2Beat 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).
  • 3Mix 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).
  • 4Bake 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