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.