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Chocolate Quick Bread

 Chocolate Quick Bread
My husband and I both enjoy cooking, but the baking is left to me. Our sons loved this chocolaty quick bread when they were little...and still do as grownups!—Melissa Mitchell-Wilson, Wichita, Kansas
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda
  • and salt. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and
  • fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add buttermilk; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until
  • moistened. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire
  • rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 214 calories,

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Chocolate Quick Bread (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.