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Healthy Chocolate Chip Quick Bread

chocolate chip quick bread

Healthy Chocolate Chip Quick Bread – honestly, friends, I’m obsessed! This bread is so soft, ooey-goeey and full of lots of melty chocolate chips. It’s the kind of quick bread that is just ah-mazing, love at first sight, I need this every morning with my morning coffee/tea kind of bread. Yumm!

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But let’s back up on this Healthy Chocolate Chip Quick Bread for one sec. It was an exciting week last week! If you follow Ceara’s Kitchen on instagram you’ve probably already heard – J and I are now an official couple in the eyes of the government. We went to the town hall and signed a common law agreement – or as they call it here “wettelijk samenwonen”. It doesn’t sound that romantic, it’s only really a government technicality, but it still feels kind of special!

chocolate chip quick bread

chocolate chip quick

We celebrated Friday night with vegan pizza and on Saturday J’s family surprised us with delicious vegetarian tapas. Can I be honest, I could eat tapas everyday of my life and be one VERY happy clam. They were soooo good! I love being able to taste test every dish on the table. And yes, I’m totally that person who you go out to eat with that loooves food sharing. I can never decide on just one entree! Tapas is the ultimate food sharing meal. So there you have it, J is now my official “partner” in crime and I’m a total food sharer! 😀

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Back again to this Healthy Chocolate Chip Quick Bread. I’ve been experimenting more and more with oil-free baking lately and have been having a lot of fun (and a lot of recipe fails lol) – this Healthy Chocolate Chip Quick Bread is 100% oil free, refined sugar free (if you use cane sugar) and is made with white spelt flour instead of regular all purpose flour. I use spelt flour a lot in my baking because it’s a more ancient grain that is a lot less processed than the regular AP flour sold in stores today. You can often sub spelt 1 for 1 with AP flour in baking without too many problems. I buy it here at my local organic shop but you can also find it online herechocolate chip quick bread (or at Bulk Barn if you live in Canada). Spelt flour #FTW <3

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My favorite way to eat this Healthy Chocolate Chip Quick Bread is warm slathered with a bit of coconut or almond butter. The mixture of the melty chocolate chips, coconut butter and soft bread is SO good. So much oeey-gooey goodness!! <3

If you do try try Healthy Chocolate Chip Quick Bread it honestly makes my week hearing about it! 🙂 Insta or Tweet it to me (@cearaskitchen with hashtag #cearaskitchen) or Facebook it to me via the Ceara’s Kitchen Facebook Page! Wishing you a wonderful week!

chocolate chip quick bread


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Healthy Chocolate Chip Quick Bread

  • Author: Ceara
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x


This Chocolate Chip Quick bread is so soft, ooey-goeey and full of lots of melty chocolate chips. It is 100% oil free, refined sugar free and made with spelt flour. It tastes amazing in the morning with a cup of coffee, warm, slathered in almond butter.



Wet Ingredients

Dry Ingredients


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F/180C. Oil the loaf pan with coconut oil or cooking spray (so the bread won’t stick!).
  2. Add flax and water to a large mixing bowl. Stir around and leave to sit for a couple minutes until it has thickened and formed an egg-like consistency. In a small bowl, while the flax egg is thickening, mix the almond milk and vinegar together and leave to sit for a couple minutes (this forms a vegan “buttermilk”).
  3. Once the flax egg is thickened, add the remainder of the “wet” ingredients (milk mixture, vanilla extract, applesauce and cane sugar) to the large bowl and whisk until fully combined.
  4. In a medium size bowl, add the dry ingredients (spelt flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate chips) and mix together until the ingredients are evenly dispersed.
  5. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients in the large mixing bowl. Make sure to not over-mix – it’s okay if there is a couple lumps in the batter like pancake battter.
  6. Pour the batter into the oiled loaf pan and bake from 38 – 45 minutes. I baked mine for 40 minutes but the amount of time will depend on your oven. The bread is ready when an inserted toothpick comes out clear. Once baked, leave to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing to cool on a cool rack or plate! Enjoy!


*Sub spelt flour for white whole wheat or all purpose flour
*Replace cane sugar with coconut sugar or with normal/light brown sugar – recipe will no longer be refined sugar free if replacing with normal/light brown sugar.
*After some feedback, feel free to use 1/2 – 3/4 cup of chocolate chips instead of the entire 1 cup depending on how many chocolate chips you want in your bread!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: American

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  2. Great recipe! I’m in a winter storm and had to substitute based on availability so I did coconut sugar and regular white flour 1:1 and everything came out really great! It’s not too sweet and I added homemade vegan milk chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips. Perfect to heat up with some earth balance and a cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  3. I made this recipe this evening. It is so delicious. It is the perfect delicious treat without blowing your diet. Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much, Kathy!!! This is one of my favorite recipes on the blog I think! It’s such an easy and delicious bread! <3

    1. That’s the whole point of the “healthy” – you’re allowed to have a second 🙂 Thanks, Chris! 😀

  4. A big congrats, Ceara to you and J! That is wonderful! Your healthy chocolate chip quick bread sounds amazingly delicious.. Looking at your beautiful recipes and desserts on your blog always make me hungry, and the best thing about them is that they are healthy too. I too love tapas a lot! I have been to Spain a couple of years ago and fell in love them!!

    1. Thank you so much, Hadia! <3 I am so happy that you enjoy my blog and desserts! Your blog always makes me hungry for Mediterranean and Lebanase cuisine! Yum!

    1. Wish I could send you a slice for breakie! It makes the perfect breakie alongside coffee or tea 🙂 Thanks so much, Kelly!

  5. Delicious flavors, Ceara, and one can never, ever have too much chocolate! SO excited to see spelt in your recipe. I just bought some last week, wondering how I was going to use it. Here is a recipe for me to try! Thank you very much! So, I’m having difficulty getting my Freekeh on… I’ll have to order it on line because NO ONE around here carries it! Today I opted for Farro instead. But that’s okay for now, because Farro is soooo good. Thank you for inspiring me to try new things Ceara!

    1. Thank you SO much, Traci!! I couldn’t agree with you more – there’s no such thing as too much chocolate!!! I’m so happy that I’ve introduced you to a few new things! That’s the beauty of blogging! I’ve learned + discovered SO much through reading your blog and others as well! To be honest, I don’t think I’ve tried Farro but I’d love to get my hands on some! I’ll work on getting my Farro on and you your freekeh on! Hehe!! <3

  6. Girllll I made it. Loved it. Now to control myself from eating it all! So easy and fast to whip up and I had some spelt flour I’m needing to use up! It is perfectly delicious and I love that it is oil-free since I do all oil-free baking! My daughter LOVES it too. As soon as I saw your post come through, I basically dashed to my kitchen, lol! I’m going to try a new magic flour combo I recently came up with to see how it works on this recipe and I’ll let you know! I subbed with coconut sugar and used 3/4 cup chocolate chips and it was still plenty, even for my crazy sweet tooth, lol! I also never buy almond milk so I just used lite coconut milk and it worked perfect. Thank you for another amazing easy recipe! I love them!! I shared on Faceboook and IG and you should be getting some good traffic lol because people are wanting to make it now 🙂 🙂

    1. I jumped for joy when I saw that you made this bread and loved it!!! <3 Honestly, your pictures always BLOW ME AWAY! You are the oil-free, vegan baking queen so hearing that you loved it is a BIG compliment <3 I can't wait to try your magic flour combo! They don't sell GF flour mixes here so I just ordered the traditional GF 1 for 1 Bob's Red Mill mix to try out here! <3 I can't wait to see how it holds up in this quick bread! And I love your subs, I might have gone a little bit (lol) overboard with the chocolate chips! Haha, I tend to do that sometimes! I am going to make a note in my recipe with all your delicious subs - thanks SO much for the feedback, girl!!! <3 😀 And thank you so much for sharing it on your insta and FB pages - I definitvely did notice a boost in traffic this morning! 😀 <3 #grateful

  7. Congratulations Ceara!!! How exciting! Also, this quick bread looks amazing and I can’t believe all those gooey chocolate chips you packed in there! So good!!

    1. Thanks so much, Izzy!!! <3 🙂 I ordered a few packages of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Flour Mix (they don't sell it here!) and am SO excited to see how my quick breads work as as Gluten-Free!! Hope you're having a great week!

    1. Hehe, you are so right, Linda! I could enjoy this bread ANY time of day <3 Thanks for the sweet words as always and pin! 🙂

  8. This looks so delicious! I feel like if we looked into each others pantry’s we would find almost all the same ingredients. Lately I feel like I don’t know how to bake anything without chia or flax eggs 😀 So this is perfect!

    1. THANKS so much, Vanessa!! I couldn’t agree more – I always have practically all the ingredients on hand to make your delicious recipes! We are still HUGE fans of your chia seed chocolate chip cookies over here! Haha, and I’m totally in love my chia/flax eggs too! I like thinking they make the baking a bit healthier because of their added benefits 😉

    1. Thanks so much, Beverley! The tapas were out of this world delicious and tasted pretty healthy, tehe! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Leah! I would LOVE to know your results with stevia – I don’t have much experience baking with Stevia (and by much I mean at all lol). I think I tried baking with it a couple years back but then realized my box of Stevia wasn’t the real thing (it was cut with another artificial sweetener!). <3 Happy Baking!!!

    1. Hehe, it totally is!! <3 A weeked full of such delicious eats!! Hope your week is off to a wondeful start!

    1. Thanks, Lori!! This bread is like a little piece of heaven with coconut butter melted on top!! Hope you are off to a great start to your week!

  9. Yum!! This bread looks so moist and delicious. I love having things like this to snack on, though sometimes I end up eating it all myself…
    I love tapas too, any excuse to try a whole bunch of things, I’m in!
    p.s. congrats on your “new couple” status 🙂

    1. <3 Thanks so much, Cara! This bread is so moist and soft!! <3 I always have to freeze/share baked goods or I find myself snacking on them all day long - especially when they're as yummy as this bread! LOL! Hope you're having a great week!

  10. Congrats, Ceara! That is so exciting! What a great reason to celebrate! I’m loving this quick bread. I couldn’t wait to see it after I saw your pictures on instagram. This looks like the fluffiest bread. And the fact that it has chocolate chips in here makes it even better. I could definitely go for a slice (or three) of this with my morning coffee. Pinned! Hope you have a wonderful Monday, friend!

    1. Thanks so much, Gayle!! Chocolate chips make everything better!! This bread is so fluffy and soft <3 It's such a delicious bread - I can assure you it didn't last long around here 😉

  11. Congrat Ceara on your new partner in crime, now you can share all your recipes with J guilt free!! Many felicitations go out to you =) This chocolate chip quick bread looks absolutely fantastic, I love how you spaced those chocolate chips on top. I need to get some spelt flour as soon as possible!!!

    1. <3 Yes we can!! Thanks so much for the good wish, Laura! Spelt flour is one of my favorite things to bake with!! It is so delicious and so much better for you than white flour but tastes practically identical! :D Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

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