This simple quick bread showcases a favorite flavor pairing: chocolate and coffee. A bit of brewed espresso goes right into the batter to give this bread an irresistible flavor, and chocolate chips add a little sweetness. Enjoy a slice with a cup of java, or wrap up a loaf to give to a friend any time of year.

Espresso Chocolate Chip Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Espresso Chocolate Chip Bread


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 & 1/2 ounces espresso or strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter standard 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. In separate bowl, combine the butter, espresso, milk, eggs and vanilla. Add to flour mixture and stir just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Transfer batter to prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until edges are browned and pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan before serving.

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  1. neeta said:

    I baked this cae and it turned out awesome. Tastes amazing when warm.

  2. Carolyn said:

    Came out excellent as written!!! I substituted gluten free flour and made an icing for top… Perfect!!!