Do you love a homemade loaf? I’m not talking about a bread loaf per say but a loaf that’s more like a combination of a cake and a muffin. You will also won’t find any trace of bananas in this loaf, woop woop! Look, a banana loaf is great but nowadays we are seeing them every which way and to be honest, I prefer a loaf more like this one I’m sharing with you today.
This is a chocolate chip, orange and coconut loaf. You will find this recipe to be super simple to make with no fancy bread making equipment needed. You’ll heat the liquid ingredients together lightly then gently fold it through the dry ingredients. Along with a generous amount of mini chocolate chips! Listen up because this is important, please find yourself a packet of MINI chocolate chips! I highly recommend mini chocolate chips because the larger ones will have a better chance at sinking to the bottom of your homemade loaf and we ain’t got time for that right? However, if you can’t find mini chips and you already have this loaf recipe on the top of your to-do list, I grant you the freedom of using regular/large sized chocolate chips. Why? Because this loaf batter (pre-baked) is thicker than usual, therefore you may not have big dramas with the sinking of your chocolate chips. Cool? Great!
The addition of freshly grated orange zest is INCREDIBLE with the chocolate chips because orange and chocolate, duh!
I trust and have faith that you will love and devour every inch of this delectable, homemade chocolate chip and orange loaf. Enjoy my friend! Sam xPrint
Chocolate Chip, Orange & Coconut Loaf! A simple homemade loaf with chocolate chips and orange to awaken those sweet taste buds of yours! A loaf with zero traces of banana in sight, your welcome!
- 80g salted butter
- 1 cup (250ml / 230g) milk of choice
- 1 heaped tablespoon finely grated orange zest, approx. 1 small-medium orange
- 300g (2 cups) plain all-purpose unbleached white flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 210g (1 cup) raw granulated sugar
- 180g (2 cups) desiccated coconut
- 200g (1 cup) mini chocolate chips, either dark chocolate or milk chocolate* see notes
- 2 large eggs, room temperature and lightly whisked
- Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºC). Line a 9 inch x 5 inch rectangle baking pan with parchment paper, set aside. NOTE: Alternatively, if you have a non-stick pan, liberally grease it with melted butter and dust it with a light layer of flour. This will leave your finished loaf with smooth edges.
- In a small pot, add butter, milk and orange zest. Place over a low heat until butter has completely melted, stirring occasionally. Once butter has melted, remove pot from heat and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, sift flour and baking powder. Add sugar and coconut, whisk to combine well.
- Measure out chocolate chips and remove 1/4 cup. Transfer to a separate bowl and set both measurements of chips aside.
- To the dry ingredients, pour in melted butter & milk mixture, eggs and the larger measurement of chocolate chips. Using a spatula, gently and lightly fold together until just combined. Ensuring not to over-mix.
- Spoon batter into lined loaf pan, smoothing out evenly.
- Sprinkle over the extra 1/4 cup chocolate chips you removed earlier.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean and the top springs back when lightly pressed.
- Remove and cool in pan for 5 minutes.
- Turn out onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
- Slice, serve and enjoy!
Store in an airtight container, in the pantry, for 3-4 days.
*Use mini chocolate chips as they will suspend in the batter instead of sinking to the bottom of the loaf during baking. If you cannot find mini chips, use regular/larger size chocolate chips and roughly chop them up.