Last week, Lilleigh and I spent the day babysitting our sweet 6-month-old neighbor, Lucy. And her super sweet momma brought us chocolate chip oatmeal bread in a jar to say “thank you.”
Looks great right? (Pardon the lack of awesomeness in the actual photo taking. No time for that when you’re excited and hungry.) As soon as Lucy went down for nap, I just had to make this bread!
And it was yumm-o!
I have no idea where this recipe came from, but I just have to share it! So let’s pretend you’re making it in your kitchen, no jar. And then after, I’ll share how you might gift this in a jar.
- 2 c. flour
- 1 c. oats
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar (Note: If you use unrefined sugar, such as sucanat or turbinado, you would simply do 1 c. sugar, no separate brown and white sugars.)
- 2 t. baking powder
- 2 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
- 1-1/2 c. buttermilk (An easy substitute: 1-1/2 c. whole milk with 1 T lemon or white vinegar. Let stand 5 minutes.)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 c. melted butter
- Prep by preheating oven to 350F and greasing a 9×5 loaf pan. (Or you can opt for muffins, or a smaller loaf pan and 4-6 muffins.)
- Beat together buttermilk, eggs, and butter.
- Then slowly add in the dry mixture, beating as you go. (You can start with flour and oats and work your way down the list.)
- Pour batter into pans, and bake for 50 minutes for a large loaf… try 20 minutes if you opt for muffins.
Now, if you want to make this into a jar gift, you’ll need a quart size mason jar. Then layer your dry ingredients, beginning with flour and going all the way through the mini chocolate chips. Honestly, the order doesn’t matter too much, as long as they are all there.