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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Moist Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bread with Apricots and Walnuts

This bread came out absolutely delicious and I can't wait to make it again with new fruits and nuts! As summer turns to fall, I have a greater desire to bake breads that can be enjoyed after dinner with a cup of tea and some fruit. I love mixing in nuts and dried fruit to standard breads to add texture and flavor. This bread takes no time to make and it stays moist and delicious for about a week. I had some left over dried apricots and a cup of walnuts laying around so I decided to incorporate them in a quick bread. I adapted this recipe from an Apricot, Orange and Chocolate Loaf from the blog BakingBites. With a glass of milk and some banana slices, this bread really hits the spot!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bread with Apricots and Walnuts
(Makes one delicious moist loaf)

2 cups flour
1 cup quick rolled oats
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnuts
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried apricots chopped
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs (I use fake eggs)
1/4 cup melted butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together the flour, oats, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Mix in the chocolate chips, walnuts and apricots.
3. In a seperate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs and butter. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well using a spatula to incorporate all the ingredients that get stuck along the sides of the bowl.
4. Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 5 baking dish and place in the oven for about 50 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Let the loaf cool completely before cutting. YUM :)


Anonymous said...

This looks SOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOODDDD. Did you save me some?!?!


Erica said...