Monday, May 13, 2013

Chocolate Chip Bread

Chocolate Chip Bread

Do you ever find that you get into food moods?  Every once in a while I definitely do and, lately, I've been in the mood for chocolate chips.  Snacking on them, baking with them, etc.  What's odd is that there is usually a bag of them in my freezer but it's only Brian that snacks on them.  Most of the time I'm content to let them be but, these days, they seem to be calling to me.

Chocolate Chip Bread
So I decided to bake a dessert that had chocolate chips inside as well as sprinkled over the top for a little extra "something."  Quick breads are so easy to put together and it was the perfect vehicle for the double hit of chocolate chips that I envisioned.  The result was so moist, with just the right amount of chocolate, and the topping I had in mind came out exactly as planned.  I also really wanted a chocolate chip that I loved eating on its own and for me that means milk chocolate.  I prefer the chips made by Guittard because they're larger than average and have a more natural taste but that's personal taste, of course.  Whatever your chip of choice, this recipe is definitely going into my 'make again soon' pile.  Enjoy!

Ingredients
2 Cups all purpose flour
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Stick unsalted butter
1 Cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon
1 Egg
1 Cup milk
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1 Cup chocolate chips plus 2 tablespoons

Chocolate Chip Bread
In a large bowl, beat together the butter, cup of sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.  Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk into the batter just until combined.  Fold in the cup of chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into a buttered and floured loaf pan.  Combine the extra tablespoon of sugar and the extra 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips and sprinkle over the top of the batter.  Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 50 - 55 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.  Makes approximately 10 servings.

43 comments:

  1. Pinned. Because your chocolate chips are calling to me too. :D

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  2. those chocolate chips are like lil sirens, singing to meee

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  3. You made bread with chocolate chips. I love you.

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  4. I'm not sure you can call it a mood, because I'm ALWAYS in the mood for chocolate chips. Looks delicious, Anita!

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  5. This looks absolutely delicious!!

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  6. I love all those extra chips on top. I am definitely craving this now!

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  7. I had to turn down the audio because all those chocolate chips were screaming my name. Kudos to you for using the bigger chips too.

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  8. Hi Anita. I love a good quick bread...especially one filled with chocolate chips. Thank you for sharing this. A slice (or two or three) would go perfect with my cup of tea!

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  9. Please quiet down your chips. I can hear them all the way in Chicago! Help!

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    1. hahaha, me too and im in NY months later....its not even 7am and im making this now.

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  10. Chocolate chips are always calling me :) I love this bread..it looks so delicious!

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  11. It's too bad that I've been snacking on all the chocolate chips in my freezer, because I would love to make this right now! I am having people over this weekend, so I think I will make this to serve my guests.

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  12. The chocolate chip is nice and wonderful. Thanks fantastic post. Clickcocktail

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  13. This sounds delicious and We love chocolate chip cookies this would be better.

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  14. Just beautiful Anita!! Dont know anyone who wouldnt love this!

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  15. Mmmmmm.........sweets and carbs together. Who could resist? Looks delicious.

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  16. By "mood" I believe you mean a constant way of life - I crave chocolate every day. So good for my mental health. Not so good for the waistline. Who cares about looking hot when I could be savouring every morsel of this delicious chocolate-studded cake!

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  17. I made the bread tonight w/ one tweak-I shook in who knows how much cocoa powder- good stuff!

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  18. My 3 year old asked me this morning to make him a cake like I took my brother's house this weekend. I had made blueberry banana bread. Knowing my son, I reminded him what it was that I had made and asked him if that's really what he wanted. He said yes but without the blueberries.

    I don't have any bananas so I asked him if he would like a chocolate chip cake. What great timing that I came across this today. I'll be making it for him this afternoon.

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  19. Bookmarked the recipe! Love chocolate! Thanks for sharing it!

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  20. My boyfriend has been wanting a cho chip bread and I am going to make this for him tonight. I am really looking forwards to how great it turns out. thanks for posting this

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  21. I've been looking for a plain and simple chocolate chip bread recipe for what seems like ever! Can't wait to make it - thanks a bunch!

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  22. Made it exactly as posted. Turned out great.
    Also made it with a teaspoon of espresso powder dissolved into the milk first. Also turned out great. :)

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  23. I have made this a few times and it is delicious!

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  24. Hubby and I decided to bake the chocolate chip bread tonight. It was fun assembling and preparing the bread.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!
    Oh, and I'm now following you on FB and Pinterest!

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  25. Just made this with dark chocolate chips (and substituting baking soda and lemon juice for the baking powder I didn't have) and it's delicious! Perfect for a cold snowy day like today!

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  26. Question: Do you melt the butter or just soften it beforehand?

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  27. Has anyone tried making this in a bread machine?

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  28. this was an awesome recipe! so fast and easy, we love it, it's my new favorite quickbread! we like less sugar so i only used 2/3 of a cup and it's amazing. the sprinkling of the sugar became crunchy and solidified, it's so good. i cooked it for 60 minutes

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  29. We were looking for a banana bread - chocolate chip recipe but I only had one ready banana. Found this recipe and just replaced the butter with the one banana. OMG this is the BEST bread!

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  30. Made this after googling for chocolate chip bread... SO good! The topping was perfect. Thank you!

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    1. Is it proper bread, im thinking more of a cake?

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  31. This is one of the most delicious things I have EVER tasted!! It's SOOOO simple and yet so yummy! I made one and LOVED it but spent the day thinking about how I might be able to change it up a bit and make it even better! But I realized that it is PERFECT exactly as it is, so I made it again and it's just fabulous!!!!! YUM!!! Thanks!!!

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  32. So I made this... AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!!!

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  33. I really appreciate your professional approach. These are pieces of very useful information that will be of great use for me in future.

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  34. the best chocolate chip bread ever. always moist and yummy

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  35. Could I substitute the butter with sour cream? Or perhaps coconut oil?

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    1. You definitely could not replace the butter with sour cream. You can use coconut oil although it will alter the flavor a bit. The recipe calls for 1 stick of butter which would be 4 oz. Therefore, use 4 oz. of coconut oil. Also note that butter is actually 80% fat and 20% water whereas coconut oil is 100% fat. Nothing terrible would happen if you used it like that but it might make the bread a little too soft because of the extra fat. If you want to avoid that, I would switch out a bit of oil for water. I'm curious why you don't want to use butter?

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    2. I've done this recipe with coconut oil instead of butter, and it's very good. I had to add a bit of baking time to get the middle fully baked, but I'm not sure that it had anything to do with the coconut oil.

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    3. (I've made this one a few times, and the last time I subbed coconut oil, it was just because I was making the bread in a hurry to take to an event and didn't feel like softening butter when I already had soft coconut oil in my cabinet, ha. The flavor is slightly different, but still delightful. I've also done a partial sub with half coconut oil and half butter.)

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  36. Did you use semi sweet chocolate chips ?

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    1. I generally like to bake with semi-sweet chocolate so that is what I used here. But dark would also work if you like a less sweet chocolate.

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  37. The time it would take the bread machine to mix different kinds of machines from different models. Thomas

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