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One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Bread

My family hops out of bed on Valentine’s Day because they know I’m baking this quick bread for breakfast. They’re major chocoholics and it always hits the spot. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 minutes
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Beat eggs, sugar and sour cream until well blended. Gradually stir in flour. Fold in chocolate chips. Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  • Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, 65-75 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
Editor’s Note: As a substitute for 3 cups of self-rising flour, place 4-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1-1/2 teaspoons salt in a 1-cup measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup; combine with an additional 2 cups all-purpose flour.   Not sure which brand of chocolate chips to buy? Check out the brands our editors and the Taste of Home Test Kitchen recommend.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 306 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 305mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


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  • Barbara
    Jan 19, 2021

    I saw this recipe just yesterday & made it today. I needed 2 pans to cook it . Too much sour cream?I guess not sweet enough for me.

  • Clara
    Jul 31, 2020

    Easy to make. I only used 1 cup of chocolate chips. The batter was very dense. After about 55 minutes, I removed from oven. The bread was heavy and not very tasty. Don’t think I’ll be making again

  • karleenb
    Jul 3, 2020

    Easy to make. Not very good to eat

  • miush
    Jun 26, 2020

    this bread is too dense, has too many chocolate chips, and baking time is much too high - so I got a dry mass of cchocolate chips covered in dry dough. very disappointed.

  • Jenni
    Jun 14, 2020

    This recipe was THE BEST!! Quick, easy, inexpensive, and best of all DELICIOUS!! I do reccomend using 2 loaf pans not one and cooking for a much shorter time about 35 minutes so it isn't so dense but oh mercy!!!

  • Beth
    Jan 3, 2020

    Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda for a lighter texture.

  • Sandra
    Sep 1, 2019

    This is a perfect recipe for a delicious quick bread .It's good as is, or add some nuts A big thank you for this recipe, I will be making this again soon!

  • what a joke
    Jul 2, 2019

    Can't tell you how many times I have made this. My hubby's favorite. I'm substituting yellow raisins today in place of the chips.......his idea. Probably will go back to the choc chips for the next loaf!

  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Jan 27, 2019

    Definitely needs to be divided into 2 loaf pans. I always make a new recipe first, the way it's written, and then adjust. I will also cut back on the amount of chocolate chips. Has the texture of cornbread. Will try one more time.

  • bbeese
    Jan 26, 2019

    I'm well known for the variety of great quick breads I often make and give away. This quick bread recipe was the worst. It turned out (baked) very dense.... does not look like a quick bread, at all. Won't be making it again.