Serve a slice of this moist chocolate bread with cream cheese and a mug of hot cocoa for a morning snack.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
bake:
1 hr
cool:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
16
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Ingredients

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Garnish:

Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350°F. Coat nonstick loaf pan (11-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 3 inches) or 2 loaf pans (8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 2-3/8 inches) with nonstick vegetable cooking spray.

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  • Beat butter and sugar on medium speed in large bowl until smooth and fluffy, 2 minutes. Add eggs; beat 1 minute. Beat in applesauce (mixture will look curdled).

  • Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in large bowl. Make well in center. Add applesauce mixture, chocolate chips and peanuts to well; stir into flour mixture until just combined and flour mixture is evenly moistened. Spoon mixture into prepared pan(s).

  • Bake in 350°F oven 60 to 65 minutes, until toothpick tests clean. Let cool in pan(s) 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack; let cool completely.

Garnish:
  • Dust with sugar, cocoa.

Nutrition Facts

287 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 44mg; saturated fat 6g; carbohydrates 43g; insoluble fiber 2g; protein 5g; sodium 226mg.
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