This delicious chocolate chip loaf recipe is so good that it makes it easy to not hit the snooze button when the alarm goes off at 5am. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But this chocolate chip quick bread will make your mornings sweeter and the 5am alarm slightly less painful. At least once you’ve made it to the kitchen.
Reasons To Make Chocolate Chip Bread:
- It’s quite possibly the best quick bread you’ll ever have!
- This bread is perfect for dessert or a delicious afternoon snack.
- Readers have commented, “Amazing recipe- was easy enough for a first-time baker to make and it really built my confidence.”
- Not only is it delicious, it’s incredibly easy to make. New to baking? Don’t worry, you can do this!
An Easy Quick Bread
I’m a breakfast person. I always have been. I hear people talking about skipping breakfast and I’m like, WHAT DO YOU MEAN SKIP BREAKFAST??? WHY??? Breakfast is pretty much the main reason I get out of bed in the morning. And it has been, my entire life. Hungry girl problems.
I am not a breakfast skipper. I am a “do not talk to me, interact with me, or look at me until I’ve had my breakfast” type of person. I think about breakfast before I fall asleep. I think about breakfast when I don’t fall asleep (oh hey insomnia!).
It doesn’t matter if it’s a bowl of oatmeal, eggs or a yummy chocolate chip bread like this, I’m pretty laser focused on spending some quality time with it immediately after leaving my bed. Food first. Life next.
Breakfast skipping, seriously, how is that a thing. Or when someone says, I forgot to eat breakfast, I’m like forgot? I mean I might forget that I already ate breakfast, and then eat second breakfast, at which point I’m bordering on becoming a Hobbit, but I’m never going to forget to eat breakfast (or lunch, or dinner, the struggle is real…).
Typically I’m all about the whole grains in my breakfast breads, and bake most of my quick breads and muffins with whole wheat flour. They aren’t quite as decadent, but you know, fiber, protein, all that good stuff.
But guess who forgot to buy whole wheat flour at the store? Guilty as charged. So this chocolate chip quick bread was made with all purpose flour. I almost forgot how crazy fantastic all purpose flour is in breads. It’s kind of like eating buttery clouds for breakfast. With chocolate. It’s GOOD.
Chocolate Chip Loaf
Chocolate Chip Loaf
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 tablespoons butter softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips I prefer minis
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl using your mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add in vanilla. Mix well.
- Add half the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir until just combined. Add half the buttermilk and stir until just combined. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Do not over mix, you just want to make sure the dry and wet ingredients are combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spoon batter into a 9x5 loaf pan that has been coated with non-stick spray.
- Bake for approximately 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean . Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire cooling rack . Remove from pan and enjoy!
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
If you like breakfast, and things like chocolate chips, then I feel like you are a kindred spirit. Oh, wait, I meant check out these recipes you might enjoy!
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Made 2 loves today, rising beautifully in the oven now even though I used Flax Meal for eggs! How long do cool the bread before taking the bread out of the baking pan? Thank you for such a delightful recipe! Making both loaves for our Air BnB guests to enjoy. I sprinkled Demura sugar on top before baking.
Moist and delicious! Since the butter was soft. I made the buttermilk and eggs room temp too. I think that iI was suppose to do so butter wouldn’t solidify.
Results were very dry and crumbly. I even took it out of the oven 5 minutes early and let it cool for half an hour before cutting.
Christi Johnstone says
So this is actually quite a moist loaf. It sounds like there was a bit too much flour in there? How did you measure your flour? Make sure to give it a stir, then spoon it into a measuring cup (one made for dry ingredients, not a liquid measuring cup) and level it off. That way you get the correct amount of flour.
This looks perfect for a rainy weekend in with the kids! Do you use semisweet or regular chocolate chips? Thank you!
Christi Johnstone says
You can use whatever chocolate chips you like. I personally dislike milk chocolate, so I really never use those – but that’s just based on my tastes. I prefer semi-sweet to dark, but use what you prefer or have on hand.
This was so simple and absolutely delicious. Saving to make many more times in the future. Thanks!!
Oh my goodness is this delicious. I was making this just to use up my buttermilk and was pleasantly surprised at the flavor and deliciousness of it. It’ll be going into my favorites list for sure.
This is the best chocolate chip quick bread recipe! I had a last minute guest coming and had nothing to serve. I did not want to go to the store and buy something ready made so I found this recipe and voila an hour later, just before my guest arrived, a beautiful chocolate chip loaf was ready to serve still warm from the oven!
Very quick to put together. Very buttery, tastes like a big chocolate chip cookie! Served warm from oven.
Roxanne Peterson says
If you are making these in mini loaf pans how long does each mini loaf take and how many can you put in the oven at one time I would appreciate an answer if you have some time ASAP thank you
Christi Johnstone says
I’ve not made this in mini loaf pans, nor do I know the size of your oven, so I’m afraid I can’t give an answer to either of those questions. You will likely just have to watch the baking time closely and use your senses (eyes – how is it rising is it starting to turn slightly golden, nose – oh that smells delicious, touch – does it spring back when touched) to determine your bake time.