Brownie Bread

Brownie Bread

27 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    3 h
  • Ready In

    3 h 15 m

“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 yields 1 - 1.5 pound loaf



  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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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.

Jenn G.

Jenn G.

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!



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!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 210 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 39 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 202 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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