Bread Machine – Chocolate Chip Bread

Chocolate Chip Bread Machine Recipe

This bread machine chocolate chip bread recipe allows you to create a great chocolaty treat for kids. FYI – We had a lot of leftover chocolate chips after baking some cookies… so I decided to experiment!! Moo ha ha!! Since this bread is made with lots of chocolate chips, I thought it would be semi-disgusting (only good for little candy maniacs). However, it makes a very nice dessert/breakfast bread. You can even use it as a sandwich bread but be warned that this bread will melt in your mouth AND your hands! My boys loved having their peanut butter sandwiches made with chocolate chip bread slices.

FYI – This recipe creates a sandwich-like bread and uses yeast. It does not create a dessert-like “quick bread” (i.e. banana bread) that uses baking soda and/or baking powder. However, if you are looking for a delicious dessert-like chocolate chip bread, you should try our Bread Machine – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe. Or you can try our fantastic chocolaty oven-baked Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins, Milk Chocolate Chip Banana Bread & Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipes.

Since this chocolate chip bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 5 minutes or so to prepare and then you let the bread machine do the rest of the work. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of the page. If you like this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Main Ingredient – Lots of Chocolate!!!

Bread Machine Chocolate Chip Bread

Chocolate Chip Bread – Chocolaty Goodness!!

Chocolate Chip Bread Machine Recipe

Some “Hotter” Bread Machines May Create A Chocolate Bread With No Interior Chips

Chocolate Bread

Bread Made With M&M®s

M&M Bread

Chocolate Chip Bread Is Perfect With Peanut Butter – It Is Like A Giant Reese’s®

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread Sandwich

Ingredients – Bread Machine – Chocolate Chip Bread – 2 lb Bread Loaf

  • 1 1/2 Cups – Milk (lukewarm)
  • 4 Tablespoons – Butter
  • 4 Cups – Bread Flour
  • 1/3 Cup – Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast
  • 3/4 Cup – Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Servings – Roughly 12 slices

  • Equipment required for this recipe –  Measuring cup & spoons, flexible spatula, oven mitts, cooling rack… and of course, a bread machine!

Instructions – Bread Machine – Chocolate Chip Bread – 2 lb Bread Loaf

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and “basic” bread setting
  • Add all of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) starting with the milk into the bread machine “bucket” (bread pan). Place the bread pan in the bread machine.
  • Plug in the bread machine, enter the appropriate settings (i.e. light color, basic setting and 2 lb) and press the “start” button.
  • 1 or 2 minutes after starting your bread machine (during the first kneading/mixing cycle), add 50% of the chocolate chips. You need to let the milk & flour be fully mixed before adding the chips.
  • Place the remaining 50% of chocolate chips in the bread loaf container AFTER the first kneading cycle is complete (around the 10 minute mark in our Sunbeam machine) and before the second/final kneading cycle starts. FYI – The second mixing cycle commences at the 30 minute mark in our Sunbeam machine (on these recipe settings i.e. basic, 2lb & light color). The second batch of chocolate chips will be less beaten up by the mixing paddle than the first set of chips. This allows for more solid chunks of chocolate to survive and enhance the bread’s overall chocolaty taste!
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, you should remove the bread and place it on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread loaf pan) as it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread, don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.
  • In our Sunbeam bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

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Tips – Bread Machine Chocolate Bread – 2 lb Bread Loaf

  • The tips below are designed to help bread machine “novices” and those who haven’t touched their bread machine in years.
  • Be aware that this recipe does not work the same in all bread machines (as some machines get hotter than others). The recipe in “hotter” machines results in a tasty & chocolaty bread but with very few or no chips being visible in the interior of the bread.
  • As an alternative chocolate ingredient, you can use M&M®s. These are less likely to break/melt than regular chocolate chips but you will lose the exterior hard colored shell during the kneading & baking process.
  • This chocolate chip bread makes a great peanut butter sandwich (even if there are no visible interior chips). It is almost like a giant Reese’s® peanut butter cup!
  • Please remember, this recipe creates a sandwich-like bread and uses yeast. It does not create a dessert-like sweet “quick” bread (i.e. banana bread) that uses baking soda and/or baking powder.
  • If you are looking for dessert-like quick bread recipes with chocolate chips (and not sandwich-type breads), you should visit Bread Dad’s main section on Sweet Quick Bread Recipes. It has recipes for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread, White Chocolate Banana Bread & many more.
  • Important!!! You add the chocolate chips at TWO separate times when making this bread. Do not put all of the chocolate chips in at the same time as the rest of the ingredients. If you add all of the chocolate chips in the beginning before the first kneading cycle starts, the chocolate chips are more likely to be broken and semi-dissolved by the initial mixing and liquid. Make sure to place 50% of chocolate chips in the bread loaf container right AFTER the first kneading cycle is complete and before the second/final kneading cycle starts (so these final chips only experience one kneading cycle). For safety reasons – Don’t put your hands inside the bread machine.
  • If you use milk chocolate chips, you are likely to get a milk chocolate-flavored bread but without any visible interior chips. Milk chocolate chips have a lower melting point than semi-sweet chocolate chips and thus are more likely to melt in the baking process.
  • Mini-chocolate chips are also likely to result in no visible interior chips. Due to their small size, they are more likely to melt completely during the baking process.
  • Please use a “light color” setting. Medium & dark settings can be too hot and might melt the chocolate chips.
  • Keep extra chocolate chips available in order to feed any hungry little watchers who might raid your bread making supplies!
  • If you haven’t used your bread machine in a long time, please buy some new bread machine yeast before making your bread. Old yeast can die or lose its potency and this will lead to bread that does not rise properly. Bread machine yeast may not be viable if it has been sitting in your pantry for years.
  • Always wear oven mitts/gloves when dealing with a bread machine. The bread pan and the rest of the bread machine can get very hot during the baking process. This means that the bread pan and bread machine is likely to be very hot when you attempt to remove a baked good from the bread machine and/or bread pan.
  • For more easy bread machine recipes (i.e. white bread, whole wheat bread, banana bread, pizza dough & cornbread), please visit Bread Dad’s section on Bread Machine Recipes.

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This chocolate chip bread recipe for bread machines allows you to create a great chocolaty treat for kids. FYI – We had a lot of leftover chocolate chips after baking some cookies… so I decided to experiment!! Moo ha ha!! This chocolate chip bread recipe uses a bread machine to create a 2 lb bread loaf. Visit BreadDad.com for more great bread & sandwich recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: bread machine chocolate bread, bread machine chocolate chip bread, chocolate bread, chocolate bread machine recipe, chocolate chip bread, chocolate chip bread machine recipe, chocolate chip bread recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups - Milk (lukewarm)
  • 4 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 4 Cups - Bread Flour
  • 1/3 Cup - Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons - Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons - Bread Machine Yeast
  • 3/4 Cup - Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and “basic” bread setting
  • Add all of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) starting with the milk into the bread machine “bucket” (bread pan). Place the bread pan in the bread machine.
  • Plug in the bread machine, enter the appropriate settings (i.e. light color, basic setting and 2 lb) and press the "start" button.
  • 1 or 2 minutes after starting your bread machine (during the first kneading/mixing cycle), add 50% of the chocolate chips. You need to let the milk & flour be fully mixed before adding the chips. 
  • Place the remaining 50% of chocolate chips in the bread loaf container AFTER the first kneading cycle is complete (around the 10 minute mark in our Sunbeam machine) and before the second/final kneading cycle starts. FYI - The second mixing cycle commences at the 30 minute mark in our Sunbeam machine (on these recipe settings i.e. basic, 2lb & light color). The second batch of chocolate chips will be less beaten up by the mixing paddle than the first set of chips. This allows for more solid chunks of chocolate to survive and enhance the bread's overall chocolaty taste!
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, you should remove the bread and place it on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread loaf pan) as it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread, don't forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.
  • In our Sunbeam bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer's  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

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