This Chocolate Tea Bread is a classic quick bread that might be a bit closer to chocolate cake than bread. But if you call it bread, you can eat it for breakfast. It’s VERY chocolatey and super easy to make – just dump and mix and bake! We’ve been eating in the mornings but I can see it easily being a mid-afternoon snack (hence its name) or after dinner dessert. Really, there’s not a time I wouldn’t accept a slice!
To make the Chocolate Tea Bread, get off to a good start by making sure your eggs are room temp (set them out the night before baking if you can) and be sure to preheat the oven. That’s about it for prep work! Then, you basically mix all the wet ingredients plus the sugar together for a bit followed by whisking together all the dry ingredients separately. Then combine the two and mix for a few minutes and then fold in your chocolate chips and nuts. And that’s it! It’s ready to bake.
The chocolate chips and walnuts are both optional of course but add quite a bit in terms of flavor and texture. If you do plan to add walnuts, I strongly recommend you toast them first. It adds so much flavor! And be sure to chop them up well enough so they are roughly the same size as the chocolate chips.
I hope you give this Chocolate Tea Bread a try. It’s almost a no-fail bread recipe that’ll be a hit with everyone. If you do give it a try, let me know what you think in the comments or share a picture with me on Instagram (@bdhbakes).