This apple chocolate chip bread takes regular apple bread to a whole new level. Not only does it contain apples and chocolate chips, but it also is topped with a crunchy streusel!
A few weeks ago, my family and I went apple picking. We still had a whole bunch of apples in the refrigerator, so Addie suggested that we make apple bread. Well, let me clarify. She suggested apple bread, but with a whole bunch of chocolate in it.
I was fortunate to find this recipe and made some minor tweaks to it. My bread batter was rather thick and dry, so I added some unsweetened applesauce to it (about half a cup or so). Also, I bumped up the chocolate chips in the batter and then sprinkled additional ones on top of the streusel.
Surprisingly, Addie said that it wasn’t apple-y enough. So the next time I make this, I would add another apple in there. Feel free to add some nuts into the bread or in the streusel if that’s your thing (it’s not mine). I enjoyed this bread and would definitely make it again.
Husband’s rating: 4.5 out of 5
Addie’s rating: 4 out of 5
My rating: 4.5 out of 5
Apple chocolate chip bread
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tablespoons buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 and ½ cups apples peeled, cored, diced
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce if needed
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter softened
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
Make the bread
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Generously grease or a line a standard 9"x5" loaf pan and set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl if using a handheld mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. And add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.
- Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in the dry ingredients until a few dry streaks remain. Fold in the apples and chocolate chips by hand.
- Your batter should be fairly thick but still wet. If it's not, I'd recommend adding in about ½ cup of unsweetened applesauce (this is what I did).
- Transfer the batter to your prepared pan.
Make the streusel
- In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Sprinkle this on top of your batter. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top if desired.
- Bake in your preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (minus some melted chocolate chips). The center should not be jiggly.
- Allow the bread to rest and cool before serving.