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 9×5 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 9×5 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.

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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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