Chocolate Nut Bread

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 55 min
Cooling Time: 5 min
Yields: 24 slices (12 slices per loaf)


Chocolate Nut Bread dessert loaves are a cinch to make -- keep some on hand for snack attacks or unexpected guests.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts


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

COMBINE flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Combine eggs, milk and vegetable oil in medium bowl. Add to flour mixture; mix just until moistened. Stir in morsels and nuts. Spoon into prepared loaf pans.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool on wire racks.

TIP: If you are looking for even more chocolate flavor, try drizzling the cooled loaves with chocolate! Microwave 1/2 cup semi-sweet morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; knead bag to mix. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut a small hole in corner of bag; squeeze to drizzle over bread.

Great Recipe!

by N. Nancy , CORTLAND, OH on Feb. 2009

I made this for the 1st time last night. Delicious and easy. However, I put in only 1 TEASPOON of baking soda because the 1 TABLESPOON seemed like too much. Turned out great! Made it in 3 medium loaf pans - crunchy and brown at 40 minutes. Can't wait to make more to keep and give away.

Decadent snacking bread

by I. IDA , LANDING, NJ on Oct. 2008

Made this chocolate chip nut bread and it was out of this world. It's a good thing I doubled the recipe after reading other reviews. Cut back on the baking time also and it turned out perfect.

Quick and Delicious

by C. Charlene , HAZEL PARK, MI on Oct. 2008

Made this one sunday afternoon and found it to be a very simple recipe to make. Only kept in oven for 40 min instead of full 55 min due to reading an earlier review and it turned out perfect. My sister actually swiped the second loaf to take home with her. Definately a keeper, going to try with raisens next time.

choc chip nut bread

by L. Linda , POCONO LAKE, PA on Feb. 2008

This is very good, tasted like a soft choc chip cookie. Make sure you check it at 45-50 min., my oven thermometer says oven temp is perfect yet 55 min was too long, bottom and sides got too dark and dry using a regular metal loaf pan.

Great Choice for the In-Laws

by M. Maureen , MOROCCO, IN on Jul. 2007

I made this for my father-in-law who is a retired baker from Chicago....and it was so impressed that he asked me for your recipe. I say..."Way to Go" to the one who entered this. He is even putting this into his collection of recipes from past to present!

chocolate nut bread

by K. Kris , PARKERS PRAIRIE, MN on Apr. 2007

An excellent bread that tastes great and freezes well. What more could you ask for! Definitely a bread I will make again.

Chocolate Nut bread

by P. Phyllis , OLNEY, MD on Mar. 2007

I made this delicious bread for holiday gifts for my friends. It was easy to make and pretty to recieve. I got many oohs & ahs. I now keep some in the freezer and pull it out when I have company. It goes great with a brunch also. Thanks for a great gift idea.

Even my picky hubby loved it!

by K. Kelly , EAST NORTHPORT, NY on Feb. 2007

I love this. It was so simple I had the batter made even before my oven had a chance to heat up. I did alter slightly. I added 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to the dry ingredients and vanilla extract to the wet. It was delicious!!!

So Yummy!!!

by A. , Phoenix, Az on Dec. 2006

This recipe is sooo yummy! Last year I made miny loaves to give away to family and friends for the holidays. Everyone loved them! Now I am back because I misplaced my recipe and I am going to make them again. Thanks so much for this great recipe!

Great Bread Recipe

by I. IRMA , CAMERON PARK, CA on Dec. 2005

Made this to have Christmas morning and it was a hit. Very simple to make and came out perfect. This I will continue to make!