Delicious Chocolate Coffee Bread Recipe for Dessert Lovers

Welcome, coffee lovers! If you’re looking for a unique and delicious twist on your morning routine, this recipe is for you. Gather around because it’s time to introduce you to the Chocolate Coffee Bread recipe, made right in your bread machine.

Indulge in a simple hot cup of coffee or sweeten your life with this chocolatey bread – whatever you choose, this recipe has something for everyone. And who says you can’t have both? With every bite of this fluffy and moist bread, you get the perfect blend of chocolate and coffee that will take your taste buds for another ride.

But here’s the thing: creating your version of this Chocolate Coffee Bread using only the best-quality ingredients is essential. I promise you it’s worth it! So grab your apron, and let’s start brewing up something great together using the ingredients list below!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Coffee Bread, Bread Machine
Chocolate Coffee Bread, Bread Machine

Are you a coffee lover? Do you also have a sweet tooth? Then buckle up, my friend, because this chocolate coffee bread recipe is about to change your life.

First and foremost, can we talk about the heavenly aroma that will fill your entire home as this bread bakes? It’s a scent that will make even non-coffee drinkers drool. And once it’s out of the oven, the chocolatey goodness of this bread will have you reaching for another slice before you even finish your first.

But wait, it gets better. Not only is this bread delicious, but it’s also relatively easy to make thanks to our trusty bread machine. You just need to throw in the ingredients and let the machine do all the hard work for you. Plus, it’s versatile – you can enjoy it for breakfast, as a snack or dessert, or even use it to make French toast or bread pudding.

But why stop there? This recipe allows for plenty of substitutions and variations so you can make it your own. Swap in chocolate chips for nuts or dried fruit if that’s what you’re craving. Or swap out the cocoa powder for other flavors like cinnamon or matcha if you’re in the mood for something different.

Overall, this chocolate coffee bread recipe is one of my all-time favorites and I guarantee it will become one of yours too. So grab your apron and baking gloves because it’s time to get baking and indulge in some seriously delicious treats!

Ingredient List

 Chocolate and coffee lovers unite!
Chocolate and coffee lovers unite!

Here are the Ingredients you’ll need:

Ingredients 1:

  • 1 cup Water, 110°F
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Instant Coffee
  • 1/3 cup Powdered Milk
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 3 cups Bread Flour
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 package Active Dry Yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Ingredients 2:

  • 1 Egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup Butter or Margarine (softened)
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips (semi-sweet, milk chocolate or white chocolate)

Ingredient Notes:

This recipe is for a bread machine or bread maker. Make sure to use the correct type of flour as indicated in the recipe, bread flour and whole wheat flour, to achieve the desired texture and rise of the bread. Also, use instant coffee and cocoa powder for an easy mix. You can use semi-sweet, milk or even white chocolate chips according to your preference. Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before adding them to the bread machine.

The Recipe How-To

 Fresh baked bread coming right up!
Fresh baked bread coming right up!

Now that you’ve gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to put them together and create your delicious chocolate coffee bread! With your bread machine at hand, let’s follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Add the Ingredients

In the bread pan, add water, honey, milk powder, and instant coffee. Layer in bread flour, whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Create a depression in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg.

Step 2: Start Your Bread Machine

Place the bread pan into your bread maker and set it to BASIC WHITE BREAD mode, with LOAF SIZE of 1.5 LB. If your bread maker has a QUICK RISE setting, you can use that as well.

Step 3: Add the Chocolate Chips

When your bread maker beeps for adding additional ingredients, add in the chocolate chips. For best results, have them at room temperature or slightly warmed in a microwave.

Step 4: Allow the Dough to Rise

After the dough is done mixing and kneading (about an hour), allow it to rise for another hour or until you see that it has reached its double size.

Step 5: Bake Your Chocolate Coffee Bread

Once the dough is ready, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Remove the bread pan from the bread maker and take out the kneading blade. Grease a loaf pan with butter/margarine, transfer the dough into it and bake for about 30 minutes or until it has been fully baked through.

As soon as it’s done baking, remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack before serving.

Congratulations! You just made yourself a delicious chocolate coffee bread from scratch! Enjoy with some butter, jam or cream cheese spread on top.

Substitutions and Variations

 Your house will smell amazing with this baking.
Your house will smell amazing with this baking.

If you’re feeling adventurous, there are many ways to put your own twist on this recipe. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Use different types of flour: If you don’t have bread flour or whole wheat flour on hand, you can replace them with all-purpose flour or a gluten-free flour blend. Keep in mind that the texture and flavor of the bread may be slightly different depending on the type of flour you use.

– Switch up the cocoa powder: You can experiment with different kinds of cocoa powder for a unique flavor profile. For example, dutch processed cocoa powder will give your bread a smoother and milder taste than natural cocoa powder. You could also try using a chocolate-flavored protein powder to boost the protein content of the bread.

– Add mix-ins: Chocolate chips are a classic choice for this recipe, but you can also add other ingredients to customize your bread. Consider adding chopped nuts, dried fruit, shredded coconut, or even mini marshmallows.

– Make it vegan: If you want to make a vegan version of this bread, simply replace the honey with maple syrup and use a plant-based milk instead of cow’s milk. Instead of an egg, use a flaxseed egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water), which will act as a binding agent.

– Make it gluten-free: If you want to make a gluten-free version of this bread, use a gluten-free flour blend and make sure that all other ingredients are also gluten-free.

– Change up the flavor: If you love coffee, try swapping out some of the water with strongly brewed coffee for an extra caffeine kick. You could also experiment with adding spices like cinnamon or nutmeg for a cozy fall flavor.

Regardless of what variations and substitutions you choose to make, remember to have fun and enjoy the process!

Serving and Pairing

 You won't be able to resist this chocolatey scent.
You won’t be able to resist this chocolatey scent.

Now that you’ve baked this delicious chocolate coffee bread, you’re probably wondering how to serve and pair it for the ultimate experience. The bread is good any time of day and can be enjoyed in many ways.

For breakfast, toast a slice or two and spread some peanut butter, almond butter or your favorite jam on it. The combination of chocolate and nutty flavor will put you in the mood to conquer the day.

For lunch, use the bread as a base for sandwiches. Thinly sliced ham, turkey or roast beef with cheese on this chocolatey bread is an unexpected twist on classic sandwich fare. It’s not the usual lunchtime option, but it works wonders for a delightful midday meal.

In the afternoon, serve as a snack with a cup of tea or coffee. A slice of chocolate coffee bread is absolutely divine when paired with a hot cup of herbal tea or coffee. The flavors complement each other so well that one would think they were made for each other.

As dessert after dinner, lightly toast some slices then top them with your favorite ice cream flavor or freshly whipped cream. You can also warm up some healthy honey and drizzle over a few slices to make things sweet.

In all cases, the bread has rich chocolate flavors and warm notes of coffee with a soft crumb texture that complements so many flavors. Reheating will bring out the aromas even more, serving you nothing but the very best coffee bread experience.

This double chocolate chip bread is versatile enough to go with almost anything. Just don’t forget to share it with your loved ones!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Start your day off right with a slice of this bread.
Start your day off right with a slice of this bread.

Making chocolate coffee bread ahead of time is a great way to have a delicious treat on hand whenever you need it. Simply bake the bread according to the recipe and allow it to cool completely. Once cooled, store the bread in an airtight container at room temperature.

This bread can also be frozen for longer storage. Wrap each slice in parchment paper and place them in a zip-top freezer bag. You can keep the bread frozen for up to 2 months. To reheat, simply remove as many slices as you need and let them thaw at room temperature for a couple of hours before serving.

To reheat individual slices, wrap them in aluminum foil and heat in the oven at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes, or until warmed through. Alternatively, you can warm slices in the microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time until they are heated to your liking.

If you have leftover chocolate coffee bread that is starting to get stale or dry, don’t throw it away just yet! You can still enjoy the bread by turning it into delicious French toast or bread pudding. Simply soak slices of the bread in a mixture of eggs, milk, and cinnamon, then cook them on a skillet or bake them in the oven with some additional ingredients like sugar and nuts.

In conclusion, preparing and storing chocolate coffee bread ahead of time is an excellent way to ensure that you always have a tasty treat on hand for any occasion. Whether reheated in the oven or transformed into French toast or bread pudding, this dessert bread will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings any time of day.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Treat yourself to a homemade indulgence.
Treat yourself to a homemade indulgence.

As a barista and coffee lover, I know the importance of getting perfectly brewed beverages to satisfy my customers’ cravings. When it comes to making chocolate coffee bread in a bread machine, there are several tips that can help you achieve excellent results.

Firstly, follow the recipe measurements carefully to ensure a well-balanced mix of flavors. Bread machine recipes require precise measurements of ingredients to get the ideal consistency and texture. Adding too much liquid or flour can lead to dense or dry bread, so keep track of your ratios.

Secondly, when using active dry yeast, make sure to activate it properly before adding it to the recipe. Using warm liquids (around 103-110°F) will let the yeast bloom properly and create enough gas for the bread to rise. If the water is too hot, it can kill the yeast and leave you with bread flat as a pancake.

Thirdly, increase the chocolate flavor by adding chocolate chips or chunks into your mix. These will melt during baking and give your bread an extra silky and indulgent texture that your taste buds will thank you for.

Lastly, don’t forget to select the appropriate setting on your bread machine according to your loaf size and crust preference. Some machines automatically adjust settings depending on the recipe requirements, but others might not. Make sure you select a suitable setting so that your bread bakes evenly and has a beautiful golden finish.

By following these simple tips, you can create delicious chocolate coffee bread in a bread machine that will impress anyone who tries it. So go ahead; make yourself proud!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this chocolate coffee bread recipe is perfect for anyone who loves a rich and flavorful coffee bread. With its irresistible aroma and taste, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re enjoying a slice with your morning cup of coffee or sharing it with friends and family, this recipe is a must-try.

By using the right ingredients and following the step-by-step instructions, you can create a delicious loaf of bread that will have everyone asking for more. And, with easy substitutions and variations, you can customize this recipe to your liking, ensuring that every batch is uniquely yours.

So why not try making this indulgent chocolate coffee bread in your own kitchen? With its simplicity and convenience of the bread machine method, this recipe can easily become one of the best-loved quick bread machine recipes in your home. Once you make it once, you’ll surely want to make it again!

Chocolate Coffee Bread, Bread Machine

Chocolate Coffee Bread, Bread Machine Recipe

A delicious, sweet, dessert bread for all cappuccino lovers! It's perfect as dessert, or topped with ice cream! Maple syrup can be substituted for honey in this recipe. Baking time is however long it takes your bread machine.*NOTE* there is one last ingredient to be added at the same time as the chocolate chips: 2 envelopes instant mocha cappuccino mix. The Zaar puter will not recognize it *NOTE*.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Bakery
Calories 155.2 kcal


  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/3 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons powdered milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Place all ingredients (except chocolate chips and mocha mix - see NOTICE* in intro) in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Select Basic Bread cycle; press Start.
  • If your machine has a Fruit setting, add the chocolate chips and mocha mix at the signal, or about 5 minutes before the kneading cycle has finished.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 69gCalories: 155.2kcalCarbohydrates: 29.3gProtein: 4.8gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 1.9mgSodium: 301.2mgFiber: 3.2gSugar: 6.9g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Bread Machine, Breads, Brunch, Easy, Grains, Healthy, Small Appliance, Sweet, Yeast
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