Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quick Bread

Happy Friday! This recipe is very similar to the Cinnamon Quick Bread I make, but since this one has oats in it, I deem it healthy. Right?

The problem with using my favorite Ghirardelli bittersweet baking chips, instead of traditional chocolate chips, is they're big & heavy. That means they fall to the bottom of the batter and don't evenly distribute. I'm OK with that though, since I really like their bittersweet flavor and the large patches of chocolate you hit when you're eating a piece of this bread. It's like hitting the jackpot. Especially when it's warm and melty.

Sometimes I think I'm getting the hang of taking decent looking pictures. Then I made this bread and realized posing and taking a decent picture of bread is a little tricky. Also, I was anxious to eat it and too impatient to search for bread posing ideas. Which is something I do.

Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe via Table for Seven
Makes: One 9x5 loaf

1 1/3 cup flour
2/3 oats, quick or old fashioned (I used old fashioned)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli baking chips, per usual)
1 egg
3 Tb butter, melted (I used salted)
1 cup lowfat buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Grease a 9x5 loaf pan and set aside. 

In a large bowl, which together the flour, oats, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and chocolate chips.

In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter.

Add the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, just until fully incorporated. The batter will be lumpy. 

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 

Let cool on a rack before slicing to serve.


  1. This looks like the perfect morning treat with my warm apple cider! I feel the same way about those bittersweet chips...I wish they'd make them in "morsel" and mini sizes!

  2. This look delicious! I pinned for later! :)

    I'd love for you to join me at my Blog Hop! :)

  3. Hey, new follower from the GYB Blog Hop. Looks delicious! Looking forward to following along. :)


  4. Aren't food photos he hardest to take? I too get anxious to eat!!

  5. Cute blog! I found you on This Gal Cooks weekend blog hop. I am starting a blog party at: I hope you will join me!

  6. Totally healthy! And your photos are gorgeous. love this bread, SO much!

  7. Around our house we LOVE any and all quick bread recipes! This one is next on my list of ones to try!


  8. I love all bread recipes! I will have to make this!

  9. YUMMY! I will be making this! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Yum! I wanna make this immediately :)


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