Chocolate Quick Bread

Chocolate Quick Bread

Wedding favors… What do you give out as a thank you when you have already spent a kagillion dollars on a wedding?

In college, I made a lot of quick breads. I’ve got a couple of go to recipes for when people are coming over to visit or when I need to send a care package.

How are these two thoughts related? I’m going to bake mini quick breads, wrap them up, and send them home with our wedding guests. Hopefully, this will be a welcome snack if they get snacky back at their hotel rooms, or breakfast comes a little too late, or for the plane ride home.

Also, I’ve heard that food related favors are the only ones people actually want anyways.

Along with a couple of my old recipes, I want to get a couple more options. 4 or 5 in total.  That means along with my fiance and friends who will be tortured with many different versions of quick breads, you will get to read the ones that go well.

This one is something I came up with because I couldn’t find a chocolate bread recipe that I thought was chocolate-y enough. If it’s going to be chocolate, I want it to scream chocolate at me, not just suggest the mere notion of chocolate.

This is what I came up with. It’s delicious. Has a wonderful crust to on the top, moist and crumbly interior. Everything you would want in a bread or muffin. I made this into both. The recipe makes a dozen muffins, or 5-6 mini loaves.

Chocolate Quick Bread

Chocolate Quick Bread

2 Cups AP flour

1 Cup White Sugar

1/2 Cup of Cocoa Powder

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1 Cup of Sour Cream or Yogurt

1/2 Cup of Milk

1/2 Cup of Vegetable Oil

4 oz of Baking Chocolate, melted


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

Mix sour cream, milk, and oil in a small bowl.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until just combined.

Mix in the melted chocolate, steaks are fine.

Fill lined muffin tins or mini loaf pans 3/4 of the way full.

Place in the oven for 30 minutes for muffins, or 40 minutes for loaves, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


If you really want to push these over the top, schemer with a little cream cheese. They are wonderful. I may add chocolate chips next time.


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