Chocolate Friendship Bread is a from-scratch chocolate quick bread made with sweet Amish sourdough starter. Easy to make and chocolate chips in each bite!
Have you made Amish Friendship Bread Starter yet?
If you have, you’ve been enjoying moist, cinnamon friendship bread for days now. Ready for something new to make with your sweet sourdough? I’ve got friendship bread variations for you. And I’m starting with this chocolate friendship bread.
When I shared the original friendship bread recipe, I realized many of you wanted a variation of that bread that didn’t use pudding. And really, in that recipe, you can just leave the pudding out.
Friends had told me to make chocolate friendship bread, just swap out the vanilla pudding for chocolate pudding. Simple as that! And you can totally try that (although I’d still recommend adding mini chocolate chips to the batter).
But for those of you wanting pudding-less bread, we’ve got you covered with this chocolate bread recipe.
This basic bread recipe is originally a very moist bread. Adding cocoa powder to a non-chocolate recipe can be tricky since cocoa powder soaks up a lot of moisture and can make baked goods dry. We tested this recipe several times to get the right amount of chocolate flavor paired with the perfect amount of moisture to create a bread texture that we liked. Some versions came out crazy moist, but too “cake-like”. Other times the bread was too dry.
What we ended up with was perfectly sliceable. Full of crazy chocolate intensity by using not only cocoa powder but also mini chocolate chips.
Oh…and to top it, I made a simple chocolate ganache. Don’t use mini chocolate chips for the ganache, though. They won’t melt smoothly. Use full-size chocolate chips and some heavy cream. Mix it together and slather it on top of that chocolate bread.
Pour yourself a cup of milk or coffee and enjoy.