Friday, November 9, 2012

Triple Chocolate Quick Bread

I love this chocolate quick bread especially for breakfast.  I made it years ago and lost the recipe.  I knew it was in an older Taste of Home magazine but couldn't remember the name of the recipe.  I searched online but no luck.   A few days I was cleaning out and throwing away magazines when I found the magazine with the recipe. I was a happy girl!
 Triple Chocolate Quick Bread 
1-1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter
2 to 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch salt


In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 cup chocolate chips; set aside to cool. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and cooled chocolate; mix well. Add applesauce and vanilla; set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips.

Spoon into four greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks.
For glaze, melt chocolate chips and butter in a small heavy saucepan; stir in cream. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla and salt. Drizzle over warm breads. Cool completely. Yield: 4 mini-loaves.

It's a super easy recipe and so yummy ... but of course I love anything chocolate! 
Have a wonderful weekend!


Marilyn said...

This sounds so yummy. I need some right now, but need applesauce! Home today with a headache, but I can read something like your post! Just wish the dull ache on one side would disappear. I don't have big amounts of food anymore so this will go on my list.♥♫

Bianca said...

Oh NOOOO, are starting too with posting all kinds of yummyness?! Just told Debbie to quit with the yummy recipes. I'm trying to loose weight.....
And just now I was craving chocolate too.....


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yum - A slice of that would be perfect about now. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Enjoy your weekend.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

look Great.. thanks for the recipe.

I bet a slice would be yummy with a hot cup of coffee.

Betty Lou said...

Sounds yummy, will remember this when company is coming-------or family. Hugs

Rebecca said...

I'm a gonner. Truly...

Looks more than delish sweet friend. I'm tucking this recipe aside and it's a fer-sure-thing to make this year.

Love, R

Deborah said...

I could just reach through the screen for a slice or two! Yummy and beautiful!

Mama Pea said...

Gee that looks good. I may have to make it with E. this weekend! I bet she'd love it!