Chocolate Hazelnut Streusel Bread with Salted Caramel Sauce
Enjoy this chocolate quick bread with a steaming cup of coffee. It’s a perfect afternoon pick-me-up; you’ll swoon over the crumbly chocolate hazelnut streusel and buttery salted caramel sauce! And it’s such an easy recipe- no mixer required!
Hey guys! How was your weekend and all? Phew mine was really exciting. So many fun things!
Ok so I’m a big dork and a total Instagram noob- I had my IG set to share with my personal Facebook and not my Baking a Moment page. So if you are following me on Facebook only, then you probably didn’t see any of what I was up to this past weekend. Sad face. Unless! You are also following me on Twitter or, of course, IG.
Enough of that nonsense! It’s all fixed now but the bottom line is, I had an incredible, unforgettable time at the Better Homes and Gardens Cooking Experience. Dude, they rolled out the red carpet. It was so. much. FUN! And now I am totally behind because I just couldn’t even.
Here are a few of the highlights:
After all that excitement I think I just need to chill out with a hot cup of coffee and a nibble.
What do you think of this bread??? Is it just about the most incredible bread you’ve ever laid eyes on? Can I even call it bread? Let’s be honest, it’s cake. Right? I mean I adapted it from my favorite muffin recipe, but there’s chocolate. And caramel. The only excuse I really have for calling this a bread is the fact that it’s baked in a loaf pan.
What we have here is a dense and uber-chocolatey quick-bread/muffin/cake, studded all throughout with pockets of melty chocolate chips, heavily encrusted with a crumbly chocolate hazelnut streusel, and drizzled (don’t hold back) with gooey salted caramel sauce. It’s the stuff of dreams, I tell you.
You can use any kind of salted caramel sauce you may have on hand, but I highly recommend this recipe. It comes together in about 15 minutes flat and it’s so buttery and rich. It makes a great homemade gift too! Try it; I promise you’ll never go back to the store-bought stuff.
Hope you enjoyed, my friends! xoxo
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Chocolate Hazelnut Streusel Bread with Salted Caramel Sauce
- 3 tablespoons (44.36 g) unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup (41.67 g) all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup (21.5 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup (30 g) chopped hazelnuts
- 1 1/2 cups (187.5 g) all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup (28.67 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup (90 g) mini chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup (56.75 g) unsalted butter, (half a stick)
- 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
- 1 cup (200 g) Greek yogurt, (I used nonfat)
- 1 egg, (large)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup (59.15 ml) salted caramel sauce
Make the Chocolate Hazelnut Streusel:
- Place the butter in a small microwavable bowl, cover loosely, and heat until melted (on my microwave this takes about 2 minutes on 50% power).
- Add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and hazelnuts to the melted butter, and toss together with a fork. Set aside.
Make the Chocolate Quick Bread:
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and lightly mist a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
- Place the flour, cocoa, chocolate chips, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and stir with a whisk to combine. Set aside.
- Place the butter in a large liquid measure, or a medium microwavable bowl, covery loosely, and heat until melted (on my microwave this takes about 1½ minutes on 50% power).
- Add the sugar, Greek yogurt, egg, and vanilla to the melted butter, and whisk until well incorporated.
- Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry, and stir together with a silicone spatula or wooden spoon, just until BARELY combined (you should still see lumps).
- Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan, and top with the reserved streusel. Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees F, then turn the oven temperature down to 350 degrees F (don't open the oven door), and bake for an additional 40-50 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
- Cool completely, top with salted caramel sauce, slice, and serve.
Sooooo you’re telling me that you carbed up Nutella!? OMG, your genius extends further than I ever knew!
Ummm, basically… ya I am kind of evil, aren’t I?! Thanks Nora! <3
Um, this bread = YOWZA!!! I just want to dive right in–that caramel sauce is putting it over the top amazing!
Thanks Amy! The salted caramel was definitely over the top. But completely necessary 😉
Haha you’re more advanced on instagram than I am – I didn’t even KNOW you could set it to share to your blog page! I love that you poured caramel sauce over this bread – I’d devour it instantly!
Pfft don’t worry I didn’t know it either! Glad I got it sorted out though, lol… Thank you so much for the sweet comment Sarah- I’m so happy you liked the post! xo
What a beautiful and delicious dessert, Allie. How funny, I just make salted caramel for the first time ever the yesterday. OMG. It is heavenly ^_^
Eeek would love to have a slice of this right now. xo
Oh my gosh, YES! So heavenly. I sometimes eat it with a spoon ;P Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Tammy!
WOAH Allie slow down! You mean I can have all of: chocolate, hazelnut, streusel, salted caramel AND loaf cake all in one go?! Ahhh this is definitely the most immense recipe that I have seen all week! I can already sense the magnetic attraction between the recipe and my Pinterest board…beautiful! <3
Lol love that magnetic attraction!!! Haha thank you so much Tashiana I’m so happy you liked. Hope you’re having an awesome weekend hon!
I have no words for this bread, Allie! You have outdone yourself… and I don’t expect anything less ;). You seriously come up with the most amazing things. I would be thrilled to enjoy this as my afternoon pick-me-up!
Aw Kathi! So do you lady! You seriously amaze me sometimes. Thank you so much though for the sweet compliment and I’m so happy you enjoyed!
And you say it’s easy? SIGN ME UP. This looks gorgeous. You keep on calling it a bread – it makes it easier for me to eat it for breakfast.
Ya, lol, that’s what I had in mind all along! I totally ate it for breakfast because bread. And streusel. Of course! I’m so happy you liked; thanks for the sweet comment, Cake Spy! 😀
Wow! I would certainly call this a cake and it is by far the best thing I’ve ever laid eyes on. That streusel topping and all of that caramel. To die for! Pinned!
Thank you so much for pinning, Jen! I’m so happy you like it, it was definitely a winner around here and I’ll surely be making it again soon 😉
Sometimes techy things take me a bit of time to figure out… I just joined the rest of the planet earlier this year on IG. After I got that figured out, I moved on to Twitter! LOL! Oh my goodness, I swoon over streusel… and this is hazelnut… with caramel!?! Whhhhaaaaa? I can imagine the textures and flavor coming from this quick bread. Lovely recipe, Allie!
All of it is honestly beyond me. I probably shouldn’t even be blogging, I’m so slow when it comes to social media! Oh well I’ll get it figured out at some point I guess. So, so happy you like the recipe Traci! Thank you so much for the sweet comment; hope you are having the best weekend ever!
A slice of this with my morning coffee would be PERFECT! Glad you had fun at BHG. I’m sure it was a blast! You can probably share your photos again if you want them on your FB page. After you have it setup to share to your page, hit the three dots under the photo and choose FB to share with. 🙂
Tiffany you are so smart! Thank you, I need you in my life to coach me on IG! Lol… So happy you liked the bread; hope you’re enjoying your Sunday sweetie! 😀
I am drooling over this bread and the caramel sauce just put it over the edge! Gorgeous photos as well.
Thank you so much! I figured it wasn’t decadent enough with just the chocolate 😉 It was crying out for caramel. So happy you enjoyed; thanks so much for the sweet comment!
looking great allie!
just wondering, can i replace the egg with something? flax egg? more yoghurt?
Hey Sonia! Thank you! I haven’t tried it but I would think a flax egg or two would probably work?? Let me know if you have any luck I’d love to hear about it! Thanks so much for reading and for the sweet comment <3
Good golly! Will you look at that?? What a gorgeous photo with all that drippy caramel – like a slice of heaven!
Thank you Jessica! I am so completely and unapologetically gratuitous about drippy caramel 😉 I’m so glad you enjoyed; thank you for the kind words!
You had me at salted caramel sauce. I love anything with caramel in it. This bread looks delicious. Pinning it now.
Yes. Same here. If it has caramel sauce on it, I am in love with it! So happy we are on the same page here 😉 Thanks so much for pinning, Chineka!
Those photos are SERIOUSLY beautiful! Love the hazelnut addition too – yum!
Thank you so much, Alessandra! I am so happy you like and thank you for the sweet comment!
Loved seeing your pics on IG and so glad you had a great time 🙂 Bread, cake or muffins – I call it gorgeous! It definitely sounds like what my dreams are made of from the chocolate chips, that magnificent chocolate hazelnut streusel and mmmmm salted caramel??? Come to mama! :)<3
Yes! Just reading your comment is making me hungry for it all over again, lol! Thank you Kelly! xoxo
Thats a gorgeous looking bread, Allie!! Totally in love with the chocolate hazelnut streusel.. oh so delicious! ! Loveeeee it!! 🙂
Thank you so much Arpita! Chocolate and hazelnut are such an amazing combo… I’m so glad you agree! 😀
Allie! I’m totally jelly seeing your pictures and would love to hear a full story of that. 🙂 Meanwhile, I’ll sit back, relax and enjoy your delicious chocolate hazelnut bread. You totally got me on that salted caramel sauce. Drool!
Thanks Linda! Basically I just went to Iowa to tour the Better Homes and Gardens test kitchens/headquarters. I wrote about it a few posts back. It was such a blast! I’m so glad you liked the bread, thank you so much for the sweet comment, hon!
This totally qualifies as a dessert, Allie. Looks SO good! *swoon*
Thanks Julie! It’s a real treat. Love that gooey caramel, lol!
Thank you Julie! I was swooning too when I took a bite! 😉
Yummy! This looks SO good Allie! I want to dive right in 🙂 The conference looked fabulous. And you are not the only one… it took me a while to figure out how to post IG to my fan page, not my personal page. Did you figure it out? It’s a settings issue (if I remember right) if you have an iPhone.
Pinning and sharing this fantastic bread recipe!
Thank you so much Jill for the sweet comment and for sharing too. I did figure it out, and then I was like, duh.
Yes! I finally figured it out; I am so slow! I need to take a class or something, seriously! Thank you so much Jill I hope you’re having a great weekend! Post your video clip I’m dying to see!