October 23, 2013


How about a quick bread that's moist, tender and swirled with
cinnamon and chocolate?
 Perfect for afternoon tea or gift giving!
First, I thought we would take a look at a few more Autumn treasures
around the house before we pack them away for next year!

The tiny Fox Salt and Pepper Shakers

Mercury glass pumpkins which contain flameless candles...
these are gorgeous and give off a soft glow in the evenings
Vintage Halloween Jester with Black Cat

Miss Helen's "Cute as a Pumpkin" figurine

Vintage Halloween Jester with Pumpkin

Vintage Pumpkin Head Boy riding his goat
I have so enjoyed everyone's posts showcasing their autumn d├ęcor. It's such a good time when people invite you to take a glimpse into their homes and see how they celebrate the season!
Now, onto this heavenly bread.....

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large egg, at room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 T. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
The cinnamon-swirl : Combine the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl. Set aside.
The bread: In a large bowl, toss the flour, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips together until combined. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until combined. Make sure there are no brown sugar lumps remaining. Whisk in the buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently blend until there are no more lumps.

Pour half of the batter into prepared loaf pan.  Top evenly with 3/4 of your cinnamon-sugar mixture. Pour the remaining batter on top and finish with the rest of the cinnamon-sugar. Sprinkle with a couple more mini chocolate chips if desired.

Bake the bread for 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Allow bread to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting.


  1. Oh my goodness, that looks so good. I have a similar recipe but have never added chocolate chips. Must try that. Love your ornaments; especially the goat riding pumpkin. Deb

    1. I do hope you try this Deb! If you do, please snap a picture of yours with one of your lovely tea cups! Isn't that goat so cute? I have had him for years...such a funny little thing! Thank you for your sweet comments!

  2. I think chocolate and cinnamon is divine together. This is sure to be baked in my kitchen, XOXO

    1. Yes, it is great together and you really don't think of combining them very often! I hope you enjoy the recipe Susan! Enjoy the rest of this beautiful month....thank you love!

  3. Oh, wow! I printed this recipe off straight away, it looks so goood! Will be trying this very soon, maybe even tomorrow!
    Thank you for sharing,

    Cheers - Joolz xx (Australia)

    1. Hi Joolz! I am so happy you took the time to visit Estelle's and found a recipe to try. Hope you enjoy this!

  4. Hi Estelle,

    I made the cake this morning and Wowee! It is so delicious! The recipe is safely in my favourites file. Yummy!

    Cheers - Joolz xx

    1. Hi Joolz! That is so great that you tried this and liked it! That's success! This makes me very, very happy!! Thank you love!


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