Brioche Chocolate Recipe: 10 Serving Ideas

Brioche Chocolate Recipe is the perfect project for anyone wanting to learn about the art of baking. It is a recipe for brioche dough with chocolate chips and nuts.

This is a piece of cake to make, provided you use a stand mixer such as a KitchenAid or Braun. This recipe may be difficult for some people due to the lack of milk in the dough.

If this is true and you would like an alternative version that requires milk, there are plenty more options on Pinterest under “Brioche With Milk Recipe.” You can also find a nice recipe that uses milk on the Allrecipes homepage.

What Is Brioche Chocolate Recipe?

Brioche is a rich, light, airy bread that can also be very sweet. It is also a very quick and easy bread to make with a stand mixer, as I demonstrated in my video demonstration of the recipe below. This brioche chocolate recipe is taken from The Art Of Baking book by Dorie Greenspan.

In the video, I do not use nuts because, at the time, I had none in my pantry. If you enjoy nuts, then go ahead and add them to this recipe. The finished item will taste great with or without.

How To Make Brioche Chocolate Recipe?


  • 1 tablespoon of neutral oil ( I used sunflower)
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 tablespoon water and a pinch of salt (for glaze) 


Step 1.

Beat the egg with the sugar and a pinch of salt. Whip for about two minutes until it becomes very pale and foamy. Then add the yolk, a little at a time, beating after each addition. Add oil and butter and continue to beat for another two minutes.

Step 2.

Pour the oil mixture into your mixer fitted with a dough hook, followed by half of the flour (about 1/2 cup). Mix on low speed until the flour is incorporated, then increase to medium speed and mix until smooth.

Step 3.

Stop the machine and add the remaining flour, a little at a time, mixing in until all the flour is incorporated.

Step 4.

Add two tablespoons of butter pieces and fold through. Again, stop the machine and add the remaining pieces of butter. Mix on medium speed for about 10 minutes until it forms a soft dough that can be pulled away from the sides of the bowl (do not knead).

If you feel your dough is too sticky and needs some extra flour, add a little extra.

Step 5.

Cut the dough into three equal pieces and shape each into a ball. Cover in plastic wrap and allow to rest for one hour. During this resting time, your dough is supposed to double in size.

Step 6.

After an hour, remove the plastic wrap, punch down the dough, and divide it into two portions of equal size. Shape each piece as a loaf on parchment paper and cover with plastic wrap. Allow rising for 40 minutes (or until doubled). 

Step 7

Shape each piece again as a loaf on parchment paper and put it in the oven. The chocolate brioche can be stored for up to five days in an airtight container. This recipe is also suitable for freezing.

How Long Will it take to Prepare?

  • Prepare Time: 20 minutes
  • Rise Time:  1 hour
  • Bake Time:  40 minutes
  • Ready In:  1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yields:  Two Loaves

How do you eat brioche chocolate?

Brioche chocolate tastes great when toasted. They can also be used to make a fantastic sandwich with chocolate spread and fresh berries.

The bread is a little crumbly, so you need to want something that will hold it together. The chocolate spread works perfectly for this.

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10 Serving Ideas For Brioche Chocolate Recipe

1. For Chocolate Loaf

Cut open a brioche chocolate loaf and spread with a thick mixture of chocolate spread. Close back up and toast in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes.

2. For Chocolate Brioche Spread

Spread on top of a piece of brioche chocolate loaf, along with chopped walnuts.

3. For Chocolate Brioche French Toast

Brioche French Toast is a popular breakfast amongst kids. I took some brioche, dipped it in egg and milk (yes, milk), and then pan-fried it in butter.

4. For Chocolate Brioche Waffles

Is it pretty difficult to mess up waffles? You don’t have to worry because the list above includes some beloved chocolate recipes like cocoa waffles! If you add this with the chocolate brioche recipe, your breakfast will be the best.

5. For Chocolate Brioche Buns

Buns are another popular breakfast food for kids. They often love to fill up their buns with Nutella or peanut butter and jam. The brioche bun recipe can be found on the Allrecipes homepage by clicking here.

6. For Chocolate Brioche Toast

Cut open the chocolate brioche loaf, spread with butter, and toast in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes.

7. For Chocolate Brioche Waffle

Brioche can easily be turned into a waffle. Follow the instructions for making your beloved waffles, but replace half of the milk with chocolate. This helps a lot to make your brioche waffles taste lighter and fluffier. 

8. To Make Chocolate Brioche Cookies

Chocolate can easily be added to cookies with this recipe. Add directly to the cookie batter and bake as usual. 

9. For Chocolate Brioche Brownie

Another one of my favorites, you can use a larger piece of brioche chocolate to make this brownie recipe.

It is awesome because you do not need to use as much dark chocolate, and it will taste just as great! It is also very rich, so if you like brownies with a rich chocolate taste, this may be for you!

10. For Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is a very versatile dessert. It goes well with fruit, chocolate, and many other flavors! You can use this recipe to make your favorite chocolate bread pudding. The dessert can be served hot or cold. 

Nutrition Fact Of Brioche Chocolate Recipe

Fat5 g
Cholesterol9 mg
Sodium350 mg
Carbs29 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Sugars21 g
Protein4 g
Points7 points
Brioche Chocolate Recipe

Can you warm up chocolate brioche?

Yes, you can. I always think of brioche as cold bread, but since we live in the summer, I recommend toasting it as warm bread. This will also add extra flavor to the bread and make it more pleasing to the taste buds.

Brioche can also be turned into sandwiches with fresh fruit and jam or used as a base for desserts such as chocolate fondant or cake.

Why does brioche last so long?

Brioche is amazing for storing as it keeps for a long time. You can enjoy this bread for about five days though you may get a little stale after that.

According to the recipe on Allrecipes, this bread will keep at room temperature for 2 to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, and in the freezer for over a week.

How much baking soda should I use with brioche?

You would normally use 1 tablespoon of baking soda per loaf of bread to help it rise. This is a very small amount. Using a stand mixer, you will only need to use 1/3 cup instead of 1 tablespoon.

Why is brioche different from bread?

The main difference between bread and brioche is the addition of eggs. Typically, bread has no eggs, and you would use milk instead. This can change the taste of bread drastically.

How much flour should I use?

Normally, with a stand mixer such as a Kitchen Aid (or another brand), you will need to use 2 tablespoons of flour per loaf of bread. With a handheld mixer, you will only need 1/3 cup of flour to make one loaf.

Final Word

Overall, this is a very good recipe and comes from a trusted source (Allrecipes). I am not sure what flour to use when making brioche, but the Allrecipes website suggests that you can use all-purpose bread or pastry.

I know that you should only use 100% real butter in your brioche recipe; otherwise, it will not taste as good. I hope you all enjoy this awesome recipe. I know I did!  Until next time, cheers and happy baking! You can purchase the brioche flour online at Allrecipes or your local supermarket.s