Monday, March 26, 2012

Soaked Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Original recipe credit: How Sweet It Is

1 cup oats
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

1. Combine oats and buttermilk in a medium bowl, stirring well to coat all oats. Let sit overnight, 12-24 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 350°.
3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add in egg, vanilla, and buttermilk mixture, stirring well to combine. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir well; add into buttermilk mixture, mixing well. Fold in chocolate chips.
4. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean (minus chocolate chip smears). Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool at least 20 more minutes before serving.