Chocolate Swirl Bread (Oh Yes I DID Just Say Chocolate!)

After showing you how to make Cinnamon Swirl Bread…I got a notion to try Chocolate Swirl Bread. (I get chocolate notions all the time.)

Let me just say that I’m very glad I got that notion. Now we can all have chocolate for breakfast!!!   What a great start to the day…

Chocolate Swirl Bread is just as simple to make as the Cinnamon Swirl Bread…you pretty much just substitute cocoa powder for cinnamon!


I used this bread recipe, then rolled out the dough before shaping the loaf. Then I spread butter over the dough and sprinkled on about 1/4 cup sucanat (dehydrated cane sugar juice) mixed with 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder.   Roll it up and bake as directed.


Do you think it would be too much to have this Chocolate Swirl Bread with Hot Cocoa? I think I could handle washing down my chocolate with a little chocolate.


  1. says

    Why do you use sucanet instead of rhapadura? Just curious since I’m still learning…I pretty much use rhapadura for everything unless it calls for brown sugar.

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    Laura Reply:

    Rapadura and organic sucanat are the exact same thing (learned that after lots of research). BUT sucanat is cheaper. Rapadura is actually just a name brand for sucanat (like Kleenex is a name brand for facial tissues).


  2. karen says

    Make two loaves (or six) and use the leftovers for chocolate bread pudding or chocolate overnight french toast.


    Melissa Reply:

    oh my goodness; what a wonderful idea!!!!!!


  3. says

    This sounds delicious, I always buy cinnamon swirl bread, but I’ve never tried chocolate swirl bread. I can’t wait to make this.


  4. Aaron says

    Oops… I’m new to making bread & the principles behind the steps…. Just finished baking cinnamon rolls & chocolate swirl bread, to realize, huh! Maybe I was supposed to let them rise. Not just once, mind you… TWICE! Lesson learned! lol.


    Aaron Reply:

    We’re trying again… this time, with both risings. So far, they look very promising! Can’t wait to take them out of the oven. Thank you for sharing your tips & recipes! My boys have been thrilled to make their own bread… but SWIRL bread make life so much more sweeter! :)


    Aaron Reply:

    TASTEEEEEEEE. Can’t wait for hubby to come home & try a piece! Definitely will be repeating this one. Thanks again! (Wish you could’ve seen my 8 yr old’s face when I suggested we make it more often instead of salivating over Pepperidge Farm’s Cinnamon Swirl at the store… Priceless anticipation!


    Becky Clark Reply:

    I was thinking the same thing today!! And I can’t wait to use this to make french toast!! I used cinnamon swirl bread all the time to make toast, and was thinking how good this would taste that way!!!!!!!!!!

  5. says

    I made this today. It’s gonna be so hard to save it for tomorrow morning’s breakfast. (We do bus, So I always make a “made ahead” recipie for Sunday Morning.) At any rate, I can’t WAIT to try it!!!!!!!!!!!!


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