This Indulgent Treat packs a Super Chocolate-y Punch! Try my Chocolate Hazelnut Streusel Bread with Salted Caramel Drizzle. It’s an Easy Recipe; No Mixer Required! And it’s great with a cup of coffee.
Hola, Or So She Says readers! Allie here, from Baking a Moment. How are you all doing? Did you have a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend? Are you enjoying the glorious Spring weather? We sure are, here at the Baking a Moment household. All our bulbs are popping up, the trees are in full flower, and the grass is coming in green and lush. My two little ones are in little league and so Mr. Allie and I are getting lots of down time and fresh air, watching them at the fields in the evenings. 😀
As I was looking over the recipes I’ve created here for you guys, I couldn’t help but notice a glaring omission. I don’t know how this slipped through the cracks, but somehow, after being a contributor for 5 months now, I have neglected to share a single chocolate recipe! What kind of dessert blogger am I???
So I’ve resolved to set the matter straight right this very minute.
Oh kids. Oh kids!
You are going to love this one.
It’s so chocolatey. The loaf is chocolate. There are chocolate chips mixed in. And the streusel topping is chocolate too.
It packs a major chocolate punch. But I didn’t stop there. I added toasty, crunchy hazelnuts.
And caramel! Oh my word, this bread is so outta this world with a cup of coffee. Or a glass of iced coffee, now that it’s so warm and sunny!
It’s such a perfect little afternoon pick me up. Or after dinner treat. Or heck, you could eat it for breakfast! It has streusel, people. Anything with streusel qualifies as breakfast, in my book. 😉
Chocolate Hazelnut Streusel Bread with Salted Caramel Drizzle
For the Chocolate Hazelnut Streusel:
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts aka: filberts
For the Chocolate Quick Bread:
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup half a stick unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup Greek yogurt I used nonfat
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- about 1/4 cup prepared salted caramel sauce
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and lightly mist a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
Make the Chocolate Hazelnut Streusel:
Place the butter in a small microwavable bowl, and heat until melted (on my microwave this takes about 2 minutes on 50% power).
Add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and hazelnuts to the melted butter, and toss together with a fork. Set aside.
Make the Chocolate Quick Bread:
Place the flour, cocoa, chocolate chips, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and stir with a whisk to combine. Set aside.
Place the butter in a large liquid measure, or a medium microwavable bowl, and heat until melted (on my microwave this takes about 1 1/2 minutes on 50% power).
Add the sugar, Greek yogurt, egg, and vanilla to the melted butter, and whisk until well incorporated.
Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry, and stir together with a silicone spatula or wooden spoon, just until BARELY combined (you should still see lumps).
Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan, and top with the reserved streusel. Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees F, then turn the oven temperature down to 350 degrees F (don't open the oven door), and bake for an additional 40 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
Cool completely, top with salted caramel sauce, slice, and serve.
And I haven’t even told you the best part- it’s so super simple to make! You can whip this up in about 15 minutes, apart from the bake and cool time. In fact, the quicker you work, the better the end result. In other words, don’t overmix it. Just fold it with a silicone spatula or wooden spoon (no mixer required!) until it’s just barely combined. Let it be lumpy.
Top it with big handfuls of the crumbly chocolate hazelnut streusel and into the oven it goes. After it’s cooled, you can drizzle it with salted caramel sauce. Use your favorite store-bought variety, or whip up a jar of my absolute favorite homemade caramel. It’s seriously to-die-for! So buttery and rich. And it only takes about 15 minutes on the stovetop. I keep multiple jars on hand at all times- it makes a great gift too!
I hope you guys enjoy this super indulgent quick bread recipe! And check out a few more of my favorite chocolate desserts: