Oatmeal Quick Bread filled with chocolate chips takes less than an hour to whip up. You don’t need a mixer or yeast for this easy and delicious sweet bread.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quick Bread
Both of my girls love it, which is good because they won’t eat oatmeal otherwise, so I feel good about getting *some* into them.
Given the current shortage on yeast (have you been able to find any?), I’ve been making a lot of quick breads.
Equipment you’ll need
- Mixing Bowls – My favorite mixing bowls with the grippy bottom.
- Wooden Spoons – I’ve had these for years.
- Loaf Pan – 9×5 loaf pans are cheap but TJ Maxx/HomeGoods often has really pretty ones. I like that this one has a lid.
Ingredients you’ll need
Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.
- Flour – I’ve only tested this bread with all-purpose white flour.
- Oats – You can use either old fashioned or quick oats. I use old fashioned.
- Sugar – Granulated white sugar.
- Brown Sugar – I use light brown sugar, dark will work as well.
- Baking Powder & Baking Soda – Both for rise, in place of yeast.
- Chocolate Chips – Mini chocolate chips work well to distribute through the bread. If you’re not into chocolate chips, you can skip them or include a dried fruit.
- Butter – Melted and cooled.
- Buttermilk – If you don’t have buttermilk, you can use regular milk or use my buttermilk hack below.
How to make Oatmeal Quick Bread
- STEP ONE: To a mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients – flour, oats, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder & soda, cinnamon, salt, and chocolate chips. Whisk together.
- STEP TWO: To a small mixing bowl, add the wet ingredients – buttermilk, egg, and melted butter.
- STEP THREE: Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir together until everything is just incorporated. It will be slightly lumpy.
- STEP FOUR: Pour the batter into a greased 9×5 loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
What is a quick bread?
A quick bread is a bread that uses baking powder and/or soda as leavening agents in place of yeast.
They don’t have to be sweet. Beer Bread is a savory quick bread.
What if I don’t have buttermilk?
If you don’t have buttermilk, you can use regular milk in this recipe. Or, you can “make” some with this hack.
Add one tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar to a liquid measuring cup, and add enough milk until it measures 1 cup. Stir, and let sit for five minutes before using.
Tips & Suggestions
- You can use quick oats or old fashioned oats in this recipe. I usually opt for old fashioned.
- Melt and cool your butter before you whisk it together with the egg so you don’t end up scrambling your egg.
- Don’t use a mixer for this recipe – a wooden spoon or spatula is all you need, which will prevent over-mixing.
- If you don’t like chocolate chips, you can skip them altogether or substitute raisins or dried fruit.
Need more oatmeal recipes? Try these:
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cups
- The BEST Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Oatmeal Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Originally published February 22, 2013