i should be mopping the floor: Chocolate Milk Bread

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Chocolate Milk Bread



This Chocolate Milk Bread recipe is absolutely to die for! 
My family devoured it in one sitting. Be sure to make a loaf or two and enjoy with a tall glass of chocolate milk with it, of course! ;)

Chocolate Milk Bread made with real chocolate milk and dark chocolate chips.
My kids love being in the kitchen with me...my youngest helped me with the recipe. I'll be honest, though, it was more of a taste-testing job on his part (he loves to take one for the team, y'all...ha)! This bread is a cross between a cake, a loaf bread, and a delicious chocolate chip cookie. The large amount of dark chocolate chips in the recipe create pockets of creamy chocolate throughout the entire bread. You have GOT to try this one...it freezes well, too (perfect to have on hand when company comes).

Chocolate Milk Bread made with real chocolate milk and dark chocolate chips.
We used TruMoo Calcium Plus low-fat milk in this recipe. It has 50% more calcium than regular low-fat milk with the same great (chocolatey!) TruMoo taste. My kids love TruMoo...they have it with their breakfast every morning. It's the perfect way to keep them smiling and keep their bones strong. TruMoo Calcium Plus has eight essential nutrients, including an extra boost of calcium.


Chocolate Milk Bread made with real chocolate milk and dark chocolate chips.
This bread makes the perfect breakfast accompaniment...or dessert (with strawberries and whipped cream...even better!). But be warned...it will not last long. The chocolate milk in it adds so much creamy richness. My people devoured it...I was kind of bummed I only had one piece. :(

Chocolate Milk Bread made with real chocolate milk and dark chocolate chips.
Adding in the dry ingredients on their own with a wooden spoon helps to not have over-beaten bread with a less than desirable texture in the end. It's also a good idea to sift your dry ingredients together so they're smooth. My mom is hilarious about her sifting...she grew up in the 40s when everything was sifted. It was for a completely different reason back then, though...to make sure there weren't any bugs in the flours and sugars (gah!). I think her methods kind of rubbed off on me, because I tend to sift everything, as well. But I feel like the texture turns out so much better.


Chocolate Milk Bread made with real chocolate milk and dark chocolate chips.
This bread is very "bubbly", so I also like to smooth it out on top before throwing in the oven. 


Chocolate Milk Bread made with real chocolate milk and dark chocolate chips.
Chocolate Milk Bread Recipe


Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (can use canned)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup TruMoo Calcium Plus low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick baking spray (or grease and flour)
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and set aside. 
Cream together butter and sugars in a large bowl. Add in pumpkin, eggs, and TruMoo Calcium Plus low-fat milk and mix together thoroughly. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and gently mix with wooden spoon. Add in vanilla. Fold in dark chocolate chips. Mix just until incorporated. Pour into prepared loaf pan...spreading smooth on top.
Bake for 50-60 minutes, checking for doneness.


Chocolate Milk Bread made with real chocolate milk and dark chocolate chips.
What are your favorite kinds of sweet breads?

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17 comments:

  1. This bread looks so yummy especially for chocolate lovers. I read your blog all the time and love it. One thing though - the blue writing on the white is so hard to read. It may just be my old eyes. Have a great day!

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    1. Hi Sylvia! Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the recipe! <3

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  2. This looks delicious! I had no idea TruMoo had 50% more calcium, I know my family doesn't get enough of it and we're just not milk drinkers, but chocolate milk, that's an entirely different thing!

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    1. Hi Erin! Yes!! I was so excited to try a product that not only tastes delicious--but that is good for you! Thank you bunches for stopping by!

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  3. I cannot wait to make this for my Grands, they are going to love it.
    Have you ever tried using cocoa instead of flour when greasing your pan? Go easy though.
    Love your blog

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    1. Hi Treva! I hope your grands enjoy the recipe! The cocoa is such a great tip--thank you for sharing! <3

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  4. This looks delicious! It looks very soft!

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    1. Thank you bunches for stopping by, Melanie! I hope you enjoy the recipe!

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  5. Oh YUM! I am seriously so hungry right now!!! Thanks for linking up to Link Party Palooza! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. This looks and sounds divine. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. This may ruin my diet! Looks amazing!

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    1. LOL! Take a taste and give the rest away?! ;) Thanks for stopping by, Malia!

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  8. Oh yum! I need to try this recipe! :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, Danita! Thanks for stopping by!

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