Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quick Bread

Quick Bread (no mixer, no waiting for yeast to rise) filled with Oatmeal and Chocolate Chips.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quick Bread | Persnickety Plates

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.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quick Bread | Persnickety Plates

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quick Bread
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A simple quick bread (no mixer needed) that's filled with oatmeal and chocolate chips!
Serves: 9x5 loaf
  • 1⅓ cup flour
  • ⅔ oats, quick or old fashioned (I used old fashioned)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli baking chips, per usual)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tb butter, melted (I used salted)
  • 1 cup lowfat buttermilk
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, which together the flour, oats, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and chocolate chips.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter.
  5. 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.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Let cool on a rack before slicing to serve.


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  1. says

    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!

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