Delicious Chocolate Quick Bread

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hrs
Cooling Time: 10 min
Yields: 16 servings


Delicious Chocolate Quick Bread is easy to make and your family will adore it.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk *
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, divided (optional)
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • CHOCOLATE HONEY BUTTER (recipe follows)


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

COMBINE flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in 1/4 cup pecans. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE for 20 minutes. Top with morsels and remaining pecans; continue baking for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely. Serve with Chocolate Honey Butter.

1/2 cup NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted; let cool. Beat cooled morsels, 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter and 2 tablespoons honey in small mixer bowl until fluffy. Makes about 1 cup.

*NOTE: If you do not have buttermilk on hand, you can substitute sour milk made with NESTLÉ CARNATION Evaporated Milk (Regular, Lowfat or Fat Free). Measure 1/2 cup NESTLÉ CARNATION Evaporated Milk into glass measuring cup. Add 1/2 cup water and 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice; stir. Let stand for 5 minutes before using.

Winning bread

by P. Peg , Suquamish, WA on Jun. 2009

I made this bread for my husband to take to work for a potluck. There were raves and requests for the recipe. Whenever another potluck comes up my husbands co-workers beg him to bring the bread.

Terrific Bread

by A. Alicia , PROSPERITY, SC on Jan. 2009

I loved this bread and the chocolate honey butter. I'm not a big chocolate eater but this sounded easy and I had all the ingredients at hand. It turned out wonderful. I will make it again and again. I also like the butter spread on pancakes and buttery crackers.


by M. Maryanne , Springfield, TN on Nov. 2008

This bread is so good. I added the chips to the batter as some have suggested and the bread turned out delicious. I'm making more today. I even heat up the slices in the microwave and spread some butter over the slices . My daughter and I just love it.


by B. Becky , Butler, PA on Nov. 2008

This bread is moist and delicious. I did not add the nuts and did not make the glaze but it was still one of the best breads I have made. It was easy to make but tasted like it was much more difficult to make. My husband loved it, even on the second day as it stayed moist.

Richly Amazing

by J. Jean , Wesley Chapel, FL on Jul. 2008

Wow! Moist, scrumptious, delicious. Will make again.

make them into muffins

by a. andrea , rocklin, CA on Jun. 2008

made the bread and it was good, without the topping or spread as others noted...but being a muffin girl had to try it and with about a 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips folded in they were great. cook till toothpick comes out mostly clean and watch out for testing in a spot that has a chip. I had some ripe bananas and tried a variation with only 1/2 stick butter, 2 ripe mashed bananas added after creaming the butter and sugar, substituted 1/2 cup whole wheat flour for the regular, and say about a 1/2 tsp of vanilla. My two boys and husband loved them...oh and don't forget the chocolate chips! Yum!


by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on May. 2008

I had a chocolate craving over the weekend, so I made this. It has been great with my morning coffee! 5-Stars for this one, from a real chocolate lover.

Delicious Chocolate Quick Bread

by j. judi , EAST HAMPTON, CT on Dec. 2007

A definite keeper. The bread was moist and had lots of chocolate flavor. I took the advice of other reviewers and mixed the chips into the batter in the end and eliminated the nuts. I also iincreased the amount of chips to compensate for the missing nuts. It satisfies the chocolate fix. I shared the bread with friends and they all loved it.

Delicious Bread

by L. Linda , BARBOURSVILLE, WV on Jul. 2006

This bread was so easy to make and tastes so delicious that it didn't last long. My family ate every crumb.

Very good choc. bread

by S. SUSAN , CALGARY, WA on May. 2006

This bread was good and easy to make but not as rich as I would have liked. I didn't add the nuts or the topping. Next time, I will made the choc. honey butter topping.