Chocolate Chip Surprise Bread

Posted on Jul 20 2013 - 7:00am by Markell

Hey all! I’ve joined up with a bunch of other bloggers in a Crazy Ingredient Challenge.


Each month, all the bloggers will be given two different ingredients that wouldn’t normally go together and the idea is to make a recipe using both ingredients. It’s a fun way to meet other bloggers and give myself a challenge in the kitchen.

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This month, the first ingredient was chocolate. The second ingredient – cauliflower. I am NOT a fan of cauliflower. I decided the only way I could make this work is if I could figure out a way to hide the cauliflower in the recipe. So I opted for baking. I made a bread type recipe using the cauliflower and chocolate chips. I used apple sauce too instead of eggs, so it turned out a little moist. I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of it, but my two and one year old LOVE it. Anyway to get vegetables in em, right? 

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Check out the other cauliflower and chocolate recipes that were created for this challenge:


Chocolate Chip Surprise Bread
Serves 10
Yummy bread made with cauliflower, applesauce, and chocolate chips which all add a special touch to the recipe.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 1.5-2 cups cauliflower
  2. 4 tablespoons butter
  3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 1/2 cup flour
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1 t salt
  7. 1 cup applesauce
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  9. 1/2 cup sugar
  10. 1/2 cup oats
  11. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Boil cauliflower until soft (10-15 minutes). Mash it and set aside.
  3. Mix soften butter, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add vanilla and applesauce. Mix well.
  5. Add oats and chocolate chips. Mix.
  6. Spray a bread pan with cooking spray and pour in batter.
  7. Cook for 45-50 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
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17 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Lori Hart July 20, 2013 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Amazing bread. Love how moist and delicious it looks. Fun challenge wasn't it?

    • amouseinmykitchen July 21, 2013 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      It was a really fun challenge! I love testing out my cooking skills!

  2. Samantha H July 20, 2013 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Don't you love it when you make something that you don't really prefer but the kids love it! Great idea, and good job!

    • amouseinmykitchen July 21, 2013 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      Especially when it sneaks in the veggies! And then I'm not tempted to eat the whole thing.

  3. Jenni July 20, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I like the idea of making a sweet bread with the cauliflower. It is an usual taste. What didn't you like about it? It looks delicious. Great job!
    Jenni's Ferris Wheel of Food

    • amouseinmykitchen July 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm - Reply

      I just really don't like cauliflower. The taste is faint in this bread, but it's there for sure.

  4. Sarah July 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    I love adding applesauce to my baking but I've never used cauliflower before. I think I will too now after this challenge!

    • amouseinmykitchen July 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm - Reply

      it worked pretty well! I think if I made it again, I'd use just a little less applesauce. It was really moist.

  5. Dawn July 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    I bet this is really good. I think I may try it. I am loving seeing what everyone did for the CIC.
    Spatulas On Parade

  6. emy Cooks July 20, 2013 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Interesting recipe, would never have tried those but if hte children loves it, it must be good!

    • amouseinmykitchen July 21, 2013 at 9:26 pm - Reply

      right? That's all that counts!

  7. HungryLittleGirl July 21, 2013 at 7:50 am - Reply

    I love this bread and will make that soon for sure! Isn't it great what you can create with cauliflower?! I would have never thought about making a bread tho, so this seriously is a must try!

    • amouseinmykitchen July 21, 2013 at 9:26 pm - Reply

      Do it! and let me know what you think!

  8. Cindy July 21, 2013 at 10:54 am - Reply

    I used mine in baking to, for the challenge. I really like how moist the cauliflower makes baked goods.

    • amouseinmykitchen July 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm - Reply

      yeah! I was pretty surprised. I had no idea what was going to happen.

  9. Rebecca Parsons September 8, 2013 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    This is definitely one of the most interesting combinations I have ever heard. Sometimes though it oddly turns out good.

    • amouseinmykitchen September 9, 2013 at 9:15 am - Reply

      It is a little weird, I'm not going to lie!

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