Studded with chocolate chips, this quick bread can be served as a midmorning snack or a not-so-sweet dessert.

Source: Family Circle


Recipe Summary

10 mins
45 mins
55 mins
3 small loaves


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 3 small loaf pans (5 3/4 x 3 x 2 1/4 inches) with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in large bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.

  • Whisk together the buttermilk, orange juice, melted butter, egg, orange rind and orange extract in medium-size bowl until well blended. Add buttermilk mixture to the well in the flour mixture all at once. Add 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips; stir together the flour mixture and the liquid just until the flour mixture is evenly moistened. Spoon the batter into the prepared pans, dividing evenly among the pans.

  • Bake the loaves in the 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centers of the loaves comes out clean. Let the loaves cool in the pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Turn the loaves out onto the wire rack and let them cool completely.

  • Place the remaining chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass cup. Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Stir the chocolate until a good drizzling consistency. Scrape into a small plastic food-storage bag. Snip off a small corner from the bag. Drizzle the chocolate over the loaves. Let stand until the chocolate is set. Makes 3 small loaves (6 slices each).

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; fat 6g; cholesterol 19mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 32g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 3g; sodium 210mg.