Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Bread


This cinnamon-chocolate chip bread is a deliciously rich and chocolaty dessert bread. It'll never last more than a day!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf



  • 2 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 3 tablespoons warm water

  • cooking spray

  • 1 cup warm nonfat milk

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 ½ cups bread flour, or more as needed

  • Filling and Topping:

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 6 (1 ounce) squares semisweet baking chocolate, chopped

  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, coat the inside of a large bowl with cooking spray.

  3. Add warm milk, melted butter, egg, and salt to yeast mixture; whisk for 1 minute. Gradually stir in flour until dough is no longer sticky.

  4. Knead dough by hand on a lightly floured surface or in a stand mixer fitted with a bread hook for 10 minutes. Transfer to the prepared bowl and turn until dough is covered in cooking spray. Cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  5. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside.

  6. Remove dough from the bowl. Punch it and fold in the sides. Flatten dough with a rolling pin into a 9x18-inch rectangle. Brush on melted butter and sprinkle with all but 3 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar mixture. Sprinkle with chopped chocolate. Roll dough carefully, starting at the short end, and pinch closed at the seam. Place seam-side down in the prepared loaf pan. Cover the pan and set in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  8. Brush beaten egg on top of dough and sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar mixture.

  9. Bake in preheated oven until top is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Carefully tip loaf out of pan onto a work surface and let it cool on a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

You can use vegetable oil instead of cooking spray, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
15g Fat
53g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 121mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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