Oat Quick Bread With Chocolate Chips

Quick breads such as this one are great to have on hand for mid-day snacks or unexpected guests. I also always have a quick bread in my freezer that I can pull out for breakfast when we have overnight guests. It has been well known for many years that oats are healthy for us, and I often add oats into my baking. I find using whole wheat pastry flour creates a more tender crumb in my baking, and I substituted heart healthy olive oil and fat free Greek yogurt for the butter originally called for in the recipe.

 
Why Healthy

  • Oats, via their high fiber content, are already known to help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would otherwise end up in the bloodstream and have special antioxidant properties.
  • Fat free yogurt and olive oil are used to replace much of the butter used in the original recipe creating a lower fat version.
  • The addition of flax seeds add both fiber and important omega-3 fatty acids.

 

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Oat Quick Bread With Chocolate Chips

A moist healthy quick bread that would be great at breakfast or throughout the day.

Yield: Serves 8

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins

Ingredients:

1 Cup Rolled Oats (Not Instant)
1 1/3 Cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 Cup All-purpose Flour
2 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
3 Tablespoons Ground Flax Seeds
Dash of Salt
1 Cup Fat Free Greek Yogurt
1 Large Egg
1/4 Cup Olive OIl
1/4 Cup Liquid Honey
3/4 Cup Low Fat Milk
1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Topping:
2 Tablespoons Rolled Oats

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. and lightly grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
In one bowl, mix together the flours, flax seeds, baking powder and soda, and salt.
In another bowl, mix together the oats, yogurt, egg, and honey and let sit 5 minutes.
Stir the milk into the yogurt mixture, then add this to the flour mixture.
Stir just until blended but do not over mix.
Add the chocolate chips and then pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of oats on top, then bake for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let stand on a rack for 15 minutes then loosen edges with a knife.
Turn the loaf out onto a rack and finish cooling to room temperature before slicing.

 

3 Responses to “Banana Oat Muffins With Dark Chocolate Chips”

  1. sue — March 16, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    enjoy getting healthy recipes!

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  2. Cher — March 21, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    Do you have calorie counts on any of these recipes??

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    recipe Reply:

    Cher,

    We made the decision very early on not to base our recipes on calories or fat grams as our focus is on rebuilding a healthier life through healthy recipes rather than focusing on weight loss. We try and choose healthy recipes, or we “rebuild” some favorite recipes to make them healthier. We researched many different programs to calculate nutritional values of recipes and found every single one gave different values for the same recipe. Instead of focusing solely on calories or fat, we instead want folks to understand why each of our recipes is healthy.

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