Thursday, May 5, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Mini Loaves


I found this lovely recipe over at Small Town Oven.  This is a great one to use when looking for a hearty, filling treat.  A fairly healthy bread unless you're counting the chocolate...which is why I tossed in dark chocolate chips.....the healthy chocolate...snicker.  I nommed with great joy....ehehehe.

I made mini loaves instead of muffins because that shape amuses me more at the moment.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Mini Loaves

1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup skim milk
1 egg
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips

In a small bowl, mix oats and 1/2 c milk. Set aside for 5 minutes.

In a separate bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together.  Add egg and vanilla. Mix in moistened oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup milk. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into greased mini loaf pan and bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.  Turn out onto racks to cool.


Look at all those beautiful chocolate chips.  I'm thinking some diced apple might be a neat addition next time.

42 comments:

  1. Ohhh, they look so good. I love making mini loaves. I think they tend come out a lot moister. I just made some lemon-blueberry mini's. Great minds think alike - lol!

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  2. These are SO cute! I want to get mini loaf pans. But alas.... no more room in the kitchen. Or closet. hah!

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  3. I need to get a mini loaf pan! These are too cute! And I bet are soo yummy!

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  4. This looks great. We are obsessed with muffins here - I might have to try to make these into muffins!

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  5. Oh yum! I love anything mini... and chocolate. :)

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  6. I've always wanted mini-loaf pans but then when I thin of everything I'd like in my kitchen I have to remind myself I just don't have room. But I can enjoy your recipe and photos any way.

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  7. Looks amazing, I'll take a huge hunk of this!

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  8. Oh now this is one the whole family will just adore!

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  9. I love mini loaves. When I eat one, I always manage to convince myself that I'm not overindulging.

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  10. I'm not being selfish, but I just love mini's. I get to have one (or two maybe) that are mine all mine. Throw in some dark chocolate chips and I'm in Oatmeal Mini Loaf heaven!

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  11. I love mini anything and these mini loaves are adorable... I'm sure this is something everyone would love! :) Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Oh I love mini loaves, they're so cute! Looks delicious!

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  13. These sound delicious! Mini loaves are so cute:-)

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  14. I adore mini loaves. They are just so cute and fun to eat. Oatmeal chocolate chip flavor makes them just all the more wonderful!

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  15. I absolutely love mini loaves because they're just to cute! These ones sound delicious!! :)

    Sues

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  17. These look DELICIOUS! Great idea.

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  18. The idea of mini loaf is so cute .. everybody gets their own share of piece :)

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  19. what a great idea!! I have a couple mini loaf pans and I have yet to use them :-)

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  20. My boyfriend would die for this. Definately going to bookmark this and try and make a vegan version :)

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  21. These look so delicious! Love that you made mini-loaves--fun! And I bet the addition of apple would be outstanding! :)

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  22. I need to get some mini-pans....These look so yummy!

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  23. Oh my worrrrd!! This is a fantastic idea!!

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  24. How cute are these bakes in the mini loaves? Love it! I love to make quick breads for gifts...I need to give this recipe a try! :)

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  25. dark chocolate chips? Definitely healthy! YUMM!

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  26. Your mini loaves are so cute! And, I love chocolate, cinnamon, and oats together.

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  27. Beautifully done delicious.

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  28. Mmm...looks fantastic. I love the dense, chocolatey loaves...perfect for breakfast!

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  29. I luv the size of these mini loaves of oatmeal choco-chip! They're like muffins in another shape. I may give this a try tomorrow morning. =)

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  30. Always looking for a quick loaf recipe - looks delicious! I'd love to try it with apples :)

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  31. Love the shape and the recipe, almost looks healthy ;-)

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  32. Oh my goodness this is the best dessert I've heard of yet!

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  33. Im totally trying these! Ive been on an oat kick lately. Will they adapt well to muffin tins?

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  34. Mmmmmm...what a wonderful bread! The addition of chocolate looks amazing~

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  35. my. gosh. these are awesome/adorable/awesome. thanks so much for sharing, love you and your blog :)
    -meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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  36. This recipe work great with muffin tins. You won't have any problems changing the pan out.

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  37. Oh wow these are delicious...love oat and dark chocolate treats :)

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