Chocolate Bread Recipe — 31 Comments

  1. 5 stars

    I use weight as much as possible, and I’ve had very good luck getting consistent unattended results from the Zojirushi BB-CEC20WB. Full disclosure: I use all purpose flour at 144 / grams per cup. King Arthur Flour says it should be 120 grams / cup. I don’t know why my flour weighs differently, but I’m not arguing with success.

    I put my chips in at the beginning.

    234 grams 1% milk
    1 Egg, lightly beaten
    612 grams AP flour
    2 TBLs butter
    47 grams sugar
    12 grams salt
    126 grams chocolate chips
    6 grams unsweetened cocoa (Hershey’s Natural)
    8 grams active dry yeast

  2. I have a question about my new zojirushi virtuous plus. I have made the pound cake as per instructions….after first knead, scrape down any bits of flour & press start to resume kneading. All went as it should. However, today I am making the chocolate cake & after the first knead & beeps, I scrapped down the bits of flour, closed the lid pressed start & although the display said knead….the blades did not move. I checked that the blades were in place, they were but did not knead. Instead after a few minutes it went to bake. Is this okay or is it a malfuncrion?

  3. 5 stars
    I just made this today and it’s DELICIOUS!! It tastes so decadent without all the sugar of a sweet bread. This might be my new favorite chocolate fix. I only had mini chocolate chips and they did melt a little but it made a gorgeous marble sliced.

  4. I love this recipe! I am going to try it with rasinettes for a chocolate raisin bread..hope it tastes like I imagine it would

    • You mean to prevent the chips from melting? That may help.

      However, while some people have a problem with the chips melting, I’ve never had an issue. I think it depends on the machine and the brand of chocolate chips.

  5. First, this looks GOOD! Can’t wait to give it a try..
    My machine has an auto add-ins dispenser..
    If I put the chips in the add-ins dispenser, do you think
    they’d just melt in there…?
    Or should I try ½ of the chips in the beginning and put
    the other ½ in the add-ins dispenser??

    • I’ve never had a machine with an add-in dispenser, but I imagine it would be fine.

      My machine has an add beep. The problem that I’ve had is that items that get put in at that point don’t really mix into the bread enough. While some people have had problems with melted chips, that hasn’t been my experience.

  6. I always use the dough setting on my bread machine because I like to shape the bread myself. Can I do this with the chocolate bread recipe?

  7. My bread machine calls for dry milk. Should i substitute or should i make it as written. If i should substitute how much should i use? thanks

  8. I have the zojirushi bb-pac20 bread maker that I absolutely love. This is a bread that I have tried to make but I’m having problems. When I add the chocolate whether in the beginning or even when the beep to add beeps,for some reason the chips melt and the bread comes out funky. What do you suggest when it comes to adding the chocolate chips so that it turns out as pictured ? I want so badly yo make a bread with chocolate chips but I’m scared to now lol please respond. I’m a desperate mommy lol!

    • Hey Jen, I understand your longing for chocolate! 🙂

      I’d use the white bread with light crust setting on this. I put the chips in at the beginning to make sure that they were properly blended.

      If you’re still having problems I might try a different brand of chocolate chips. You never know.

  9. I was going to try this recipe, but I did not see on here what settings you should use for this bread. I am assuming the white light setting that is on my machine. I am new to this, as i just got a bread machine handed down to me. I have found a lot of your ideas great. And am looking forward to trying them out. Also, loved the breakfast bar recipe!! My daughter had me had chocolate chips to it for her which came out great!

  10. If I wanted to make a chocolate banana variation of this when should I put in the banana? And should I mash it or do you think bits would be better?

    Or… what about a peanut butter version?

    • Hi Kathryn, If I were adding banana I’d mash it first. If you do this, or the peanut butter version, let me know how it turns out. I’m wondering if you might need to adjust the liquid down a little bit with the banana version.

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