Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf
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Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf

Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf with Coconut and Pecans is rich and decadent. A small slice will go a long way in satisfying your sweet tooth…but a large slice is even better! LOL

Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf on a blue plate with a knife.

I’m not usually one for dessert after dinner, nor do I have a large sweet tooth.

However, I’m a complete sucker for anything with coconut and pecans, so a small slice of this chocolaty quick bread is one of my favorite after-dinner treats.

 

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Close up slice of Chocolate Chip quick bread with pecans, coconut and chocolate ganache on top.

The ingredient list;

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

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Why this recipe works:

Do you remember toll house cookie bars from years ago?

For those of you who don’t remember, a toll house cookie bar was chocolate chip cookie on steroids.

They had all the flavor of a traditional chocolate chip cookie, but they were baked in a jelly roll pan which made them thicker and chewier than a traditional chocolate chip cookie.

This Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf with Coconut and Pecans reminds me very much of a toll house cookie bar….only better…and in loaf form.

Tips for making German chocolate quick bread:

  • Make sure your butter and eggs are at room temperature before you start baking.
  • A quick tip to bring cold eggs to room temperature is to soak them in a bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes.
  • The reason room temperature eggs are better for baking is that they’ll better incorporate themselves evenly throughout the batter.

I forgot to soften the butter…now what?

  • Fill a glass or glass bowl (depending on how much butter is needed) with hot water.
  • Allow the hot water to sit in the glass for 30 seconds.
  • Pour the hot water out of the glass and immediately place the amount of butter needed under the glass and allow to sit for 60 seconds. Viola!
  • Perfectly softened butter which is extremely important when creaming butter and sugar together for baking.
Cut slice of a chocolate chip quick bread with pecan chips and coconuts

Can this German chocolate dessert loaf be frozen?

Yes!

I recommend, if possible, freezing it before adding the chocolate ganache topping.

Wrap it well in cling wrap and freeze it for up to two months.

Thaw it completely (at room temperature) before adding the chocolate ganache topping, and serve.

Save room for this delicious chocolate quick bread!

Mmmm. Look how wonderfully studded the inside of that loaf is with chocolate chips, coconut and pecans.

Then, if all that isn’t enough I decided to top the entire loaf off with a rich and creamy chocolate ganache, because, well, just because.

If you’re going to indulge, you might as well go all the way, right?

Is it hard to make chocolate ganache?

  • No! Making a chocolate ganache couldn’t be easier.
  • It’s really as easy as adding hot, heavy cream to chocolate chips and then stirring them together until the chocolate is melted and creamy.
  • It takes about 90 seconds and the results will win you rave reviews! Trust me!
Spreading ganache on a chocolate chip dessert loaf. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The easy instructions:

  • In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to blend the softened butter and brown sugar together.
  • Add 4 eggs, one at a time, to the butter-sugar mixture beating after each egg.
How to make a chocolate chip dessert loaf with coconut and pecans photo tutorial. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir well to combine.
How to make a chocolate chip dessert loaf with coconut and pecans photo tutorial. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
  • Once the batter is thoroughly mixed add in the coconut, chocolate chips and pecans.
How to make a chocolate chip dessert loaf with coconut and pecans photo tutorial. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
  • Stir well to combine all the ingredients and then spoon the batter evenly into a greased loaf pan (9″ x 5″).
  • Bake the loaf in a preheated 350-degree oven for approximately 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
How to make a chocolate chip dessert loaf with coconut and pecans photo tutorial. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
  • To make the chocolate ganache, pour hot cream over chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate is melted and creamy.
  • Pour the ganache evenly over the cooled chocolate chip dessert loaf, and top with flaked coconut, if desired.
How to make a chocolate chip dessert loaf with coconut and pecans photo tutorial. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
  • Slice and enjoy!
A vertical photo collage of chocolate chip quick bread with coconut and pecans.

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  • Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE
A vertical closeup of the inside of a chocolate chip dessert loaf with coconut and pecans.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s ultimate chocolate quick bread recipe.

4.43 from 7 votes
Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf with Coconut and Pecans
Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf with Coconut and Pecans
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf with Coconut and Pecans is rich and decadent. A small slice will go a long way in satisfying your sweet tooth…but a large slice is even better!
Course: Dessert, Quick Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip bread with coconut and pecans, chocolate chip dessert loaf, chocolate quick bread
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 687 kcal
Renee – Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • sticks butter softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • cups sweetened flaked coconut reserving 2 tablespoons for topping (if desired)
  • cups semi-sweet chocolate chips divided
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • baking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees

  2. Prepare a loaf pan by spraying liberally with baking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the softened butter and the brown sugar.
  4. Add the room temperature eggs, one at a time, to the butter/sugar mixture beating after each egg.
  5. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula as needed.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  7. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to stir half of the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir well.
  8. Stir the remaining flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture and stir until no more flour is visible. *Note – this is a heavy, dense dough.
  9. Once thoroughly mixed stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips, the flaked coconut (minus two tablespoons for topping, if desired), and the pecans.
  10. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared loaf pan and bake in a 350-degree preheated oven for approximately 60 minutes, or until a skewer or toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

  11. Remove the cake to a cooling rack for 10 minutes. 
  12. Turn the cake out of the pan and continue cooling the cake on the rack until completely cooled.
To make the ganache;
  1. Place the remaining 1½ cups of chocolate chips into a small bowl.
  2. Heat the heavy cream to just below boiling.
  3. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  4. Pour or spoon the chocolate ganache liberally over the cooled chocolate chip dessert loaf and top with additional flaked coconut if desired.
  5. Slice, serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

1 standard loaf pan (9″ x 5″ x 2″), 1 large bowl, 1 medium bowl, 1 small bowl, 
whisk, spatula or wooden spoon, hand mixer, baking spray, cooling rack

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf with Coconut and Pecans
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 687 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 502mg22%
Potassium 439mg13%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf on a blue plate with a knife and a napkin

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16 Comments

  1. Chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans — DELISH! Have to to try this!

  2. I have a HUGE sweet tooth so this is right up my alley!

  3. Oh, you’ve included so many of my favorite things into this loaf! I know I’d ADORE this!

  4. Oh my! This is going on my baking list…hehehe.

  5. This loaf looks great! So rich and chocolate!

  6. I love all these flavors & textures! Such a delicious bread!

  7. So many great things about this bread!

  8. Renee! This looks delightful! On a huge Coconut kick these days!

  9. 1 star
    I found the batter to be way, way too much of my largest loaf pan. Cook over and made a mess in the oven. What a waste of pecans, chips and eggs. Though I am considering making it again using two loaf pans this time. Any idea why that happened? Only giving one star since we did not get to taste it.

    • Hi, Eileen.
      I wish I understood what happened, and I am so sorry you had problems.
      May I ask what is the size of your largest loaf pan?
      I’ve since adjusted this recipe making sure to note the loaf pan needs to be 9″ x 5″ x 2″ (standard size).
      If you used anything smaller, you’re going to have run over.
      My apologies for not originally having the loaf pan dimensions in the original recipe post.
      I hope this helps. Please let me know.
      Thanks,
      Renee

  10. 5 stars
    Chocolate plus coconut and pecans? Yum! Great recipe.

  11. 5 stars
    This dessert loaf is fabulous! I love the added pecans and coconut. I made this for my husband’s father’s birthday and he loved it!

  12. 5 stars
    This was a really good sweet bread. We liked the nuts in it.

  13. 5 stars
    My daughter is obsessed with chocolate chip cookies, but I can’t look at another cookie, do we tried bread and it was a super success! Thanks so much!

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