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Brownie Bread Recipe
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Brownie Bread

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"Chocolaty loaf of bread that's not too sweet. Great with peanut butter, toasted, and for breakfast. Kids LOVE it!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 1.5 pound loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve cocoa powder in boiling water.
  2. In a separate bowl, dissolve yeast and 2 teaspoons sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  3. Place cocoa mixture, yeast mixture, bread flour, remaining 2/3 cup white sugar, salt, vegetable oil and egg in bread machine pan. Select basic Bread cycle; press Start.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 30, 2003

I didn't bother with dissolving the cocoa and the yeast, just put everything in the pan according to manufacturer's directions (for my machine, liquid, flour, then yeast on top). My one complaint is that even though it rose nicely, it didn't expand to touch both ends of my rectangular pan. Be sure to scrape the sides and corners of the pan, especially if you have a rectangular pan.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 25, 2013

Very bland. Maybe next time I will add some nuts and chips when the beeper goes off.


34 Ratings

Apr 30, 2007

One of my favourite recipes to bring to a potluck -- it's so unusual, and I always get raves. No one can believe it came out of a bread machine. I've made it several times, and it always comes out perfectly. Just be sure to cool the cocoa and boiling water before adding them to the machine, or the heat will kill the yeast. I will agree with other reviewers that you can't expect a brownie or a piece of cake when you eat this. It's less sweet, less dessert-like. It's especially great for when you want something special and different and interesting, but not sugary. In the words of one of my friends: "This doesn't know if it's bread or cake. I'm eating food with an identity disorder!" I love it for that, but apparently not everyone does. Definitely worth a try though!

Feb 08, 2010

Very good! Both my fiance and I loved it! I don't have a bread machine, so I just made it by hand, like I normally make my bread. More or less followed the given directions of mixing the cocoa and water and the yeast and water, but instead of just throwing everything together, I added 1c of the flour to the yeast water after it sat for a bit, then added the sugar, salt, and oil. After mixing that, I added the chocolate, mixed and added two whole eggs. Then I started adding the rest of the flour, about 1/2 c at a time, until I hit the 3c mark. It was still a little sticky at this point, so I added a few T more, until I could handle the dough. Kneaded the bread as much as I could, but not as much as usual. I put it in a loaf pan and let it rise in a warm oven until it had more or less doubled, then preheated the oven to 375 and baked it for about 25 minutes, although there is a small amount in the middle of the loaf that seems like it didn't cook completely through, and the top is rather dark, so maybe 350 for 30 minutes would have been better. Definitely would try this again!

May 03, 2007

Deliciously different! I added a little more sugar to mine and it still wasn't very sweet. Tasted like a homemade loaf of bread with a hint of cocoa as an after-taste. My 8yo loved it! Next time I might try adding chocolate chips to the mix for more of a sweet chocolate taste. Thanks for the yummy post!

Apr 13, 2009

This is an excellent bread. I followed the directions, except used a tablespoon of water instead of the egg yolk. Turned out light, sweet and chocolatey.

Oct 26, 2010

While the basic idea of the bread was good I made some of my own changes that I think added to the overall texture and taste. 1/4C of Cocoa and water, 2 1/2tsp Yeast, 1/2C sugar, 2/3C warm water, closer to 4 cups of flour, 1tbsp vanilla, one lunchable size chocolate pudding, 1tsp salt, 2tbsp of oil, and 1 egg. I placed in my bread machine according to directions and then put it on the DOUGH cycle. When completed I took the dough out, punched it down on a floured countertop (it was quite sticky), split it in half (makes 2 smaller loaves or one big loaf), placed in greased bread pans in a warm oven for 30 minutes. Warm oven up to 350 and cook for 25 minutes. I made this this morning and my mom and I have already eaten half a loaf because it is SO good. While it certainly does not taste like brownies, it was moist, filling, and has a delicious chocolaty after taste! It also makes the house smell amazing... I will certainly make this bread again with the changes as it will be AMAZING with a peanutbutter banana sandwich!

Jan 24, 2006

this was stodgy and hard. not nice at all. infact, this is the only form of chocolate that my 2 yr old daughter has ever turned down!


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  • Calories
  • 210 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 202 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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