With citrus season upon us, I want to gift you my Orange Chocolate Chip Loaf! I wish I could whip this up and personally deliver it to your doorstep, but we’ll have to settle for the recipe (and a virtual hug).
As my love for and experience with baking grows, I am still a huge fan of quick breads. They are considered quick breads because they don’t contain yeast and therefore, don’t need hours to rise. The entire process (including clean up) can be done in an hour and 15 minutes, most of which is spent smelling the delicious aroma, waiting for the loaf to bake.
Before I dive in to the recipe, I want to tell you a quick story about the first time I made this bread.
It was nearly 2 years ago and we had just adopted Kygo a few weeks before. In case you missed those first few months, Kygo got in to EVERYTHING EDIBLE. We’re talking bags of bagels, tupperware, even Voodoo Doughnuts.
So, I made this bread, had a little slice, and wrapped the rest in foil for later. The next day, I was heading home from school, thinking…Ooh, I can’t wait to have a thick slice of that bread for a snack. I am sooo hungry!
I walked into the kitchen and found little, tiny foil pieces everywhere. No bread to be found! As I was still adjusting to dog mom life, it took me a second to realize what happened. I looked over at him and he stared back with the most pathetic, guilty eyes I had ever seen.
Not only was I so sad about not getting my desired slice, but I was also freaked out because he ate all that chocolate! He was completely fine and he’s lucky he’s cute. I quickly forgave him and made another loaf a few days later.
Moral of the story: don’t leave your orange chocolate chip loaf unattended, or your dog (or husband, roommates, kids, etc.) might steal it.
Makes 8-10 Servings
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 1 hour
Author: Jenna B. Radomski
*Note: feel free to use whatever type of orange you prefer. I’ve made this with navel and blood oranges and both came out delicious. Experiment!
I hope you love this orange chocolate chip loaf as much as I do – maybe enough to share it with your loved ones?
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