Orange Chocolate-Chip Loaves

Orange Chocolate-Chip Loaves
Studded with chocolate chips, this quick bread can be served as a midmorning snack or a not-so-sweet dessert.
Prep 10 m
Bake 45 m

Ingredients

Directions

  1. 1 of 5 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.
  2. 2 of 5 Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in large bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  3. 3 of 5 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.
  4. 4 of 5 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.
  5. 5 of 5 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 Information for Orange Chocolate-Chip Loaves
Servings Per Recipe:
Per Serving: 6 g Fat, total, 32 g carb., 3 g pro., 192 kcal cal., 3 g sat. fat, 19 mg chol., 1 g fiber, 210 mg sodium