Chocolate Swirl Quick Bread

Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks.
Cinnamon provides a nice warm, spicy undertone to the chocolate in this tea bread.

Chocolate Swirl Quick Bread


Quantity Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large egg whites
3 tbsp extra-light olive oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup chocolate syrup
1 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-x 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, stir together the egg whites, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and stir in the buttermilk mixture until evenly moistened. 

Scoop out 2/3 cup of the batter and transfer it to a medium bowl. Add the chocolate syrup and cinnamon and stir until combined. Spoon the remaining batter into the loaf pan. Drop the chocolate batter onto the vanilla batter and, with a knife, swirl the chocolate batter through the vanilla batter.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the loaf in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto the rack to cool completely.

Makes 10 slices.

Nutritional Information per slice: 227 calories, 4.6g total fat, 0.8g saturated fat, 1mg cholesterol, 0.9g dietary fiber, 256mg sodium.