Apple chocolate chip bread

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!

apple chocolate chip bread

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.

apple chocolate chip bread

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.

apple chocolate chip bread

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

Apple season isn't over yet! Make this fresh apple bread with chocolate chips. It also has a crunchy streusel topping!
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread, Breakfast
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Eva Bakes



  • 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.


Leftover bread should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator and will last several days.
Source: Barely adapted from Urban Bakes

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