This bread is soft, dense, and super chocolatey with a hint of cinnamon. You’ll love it because it keeps your wallet fuller and you in control of your food. Putting a loaf of this takes no time at all, the hardest part is waiting for it to bake! If you like the chocolate cinnamon bread at Starbucks, this one will surely make you happy without paying $2.25 (average) per slice. I also had to use my friend, Chobani, in this and took out some of the butter without sacrificing the denseness of the bread.
This bread was the ultimate indulgence for a wine party, paired with all kinds of other snacks that folks brought to share. This was amazing warmed up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and wasn’t so heavy that you felt it ‘go to your hips’ immediately. I gave away some slices of my triple chocolate cheesecake and the recipient said, “it was so good, you know, the good where you feel it move to your hips and take up house.” Hopefully this bread will satisfy your sweet tooth without hurting your hips 🙂
15 min. prep + cook time
- Butter , for greasing pan
- 3/4 cup tightly-packed dark brown sugar
- 1 cup Dutch cocoa powder , sifted
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour , plus more for dusting
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup butter-softened
- 1/4 cup non-fat greek yogurt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 8 ounces semisweet (60 percent) chocolate chunks or chips
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Butter one 9″ x 5″ x 3″ loaf pan, dust with flour or cocoa, and knock out excess flour.
- Place brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer.
- Press out any lumps with the back of a large spoon. Add cocoa, flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk egg and egg yolks until blended, then add buttermilk, softened butter, greek yogurt, and vanilla; whisk until combined.
- Turn mixer to low and pour in egg-buttermilk mixture in a thin steady stream, mixing just until combined.
- Remove the bowl; stir in chocolate chunks by hand with a wooden spoon.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the center of oven for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of loaf comes out clean.
- Let cool in pan for 15 minutes; remove and place on rack to cool completely.