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CINNAMON-SWIRL CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD
By: Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott
2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large egg, at room temperature
½ cup packed light or dark brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1/3 cup vegetable oil (or canola or melted coconut oil)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray (I prefer using dark metal loaf pans, which seems to help brown quick breads more evenly) Make the cinnamon-swirl first by combining the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl and set aside
To make the bread: whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl
Stir in the chocolate chips and set aside In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until combined then whisk in the buttermilk, oil, and vanilla
Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently whisk until there are no more lumps (avoid over-mixing)
Spread half of the batter into a prepared loaf pan and top evenly with ¾ of your cinnamon-sugar mixture
Gently spread the remaining batter on top as best you can and sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon-sugar
Sprinkle with a couple more mini chocolate chips, if desired
Using a knife, gently swirl the batter with 1 simple swirl from the top to the bottom of the loaf pan (I usually swirl an ”S” shape)
Bake the bread for 50-65 minutes, tenting loosely with aluminum foil halfway through bake time (quick breads are thick and dense, so your loaf is taking longer)
To test for doneness, poke the center of the bread with a toothpick – if it comes out clean, the bread is done
Allow the bread to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting