Raspberry Buttermilk Loaf with Dark Chocolate Chips

Posted on Jul 1, 2014

We all have our basic go to recipes that we change and alter the flavouring too to suit our needs and mood. This is one such recipe for me, depending on my mood I can make this basic buttermilk loaf sweet or savoury. Today I am sharing a version with you that is jam packed full of sweet juicy raspberries and studded throughout with dark chocolate chips. A flavour match made in heaven πŸ˜€

Raspberry Buttermilk Loaf with Dark Chocolate Chips

Buttermilk Loaf

As I mentioned before this is my basic buttermilk loaf, in the past I have made this basic loaf stuffed with olives or sun-dried tomatoes and basil and I have also made a multitude of sweet versions including, blueberry, strawberry and even peanut butter flavour!

Raspberry Buttermilk Loaf with Dark Chocolate Chips

This time it is packed with a really good combination of raspberries and dark chocolate.

Raspberries and Dark Chocolate

Raspberry Buttermilk Loaf with Dark Chocolate Chips

If you haven’t tried these two together before then you are in for a real treat, they pair together beautifully. The raspberries add a wonderful sweet tangy flavour while the dark chocolate gives it a little touch of decadence, the chocolates bitterness is toned down by the natural sweetness of the raspberries.

Raspberry Buttermilk Loaf with Dark Chocolate Chips

As with most of my recipes that use fruit I have used frozen raspberries in this recipe, because when developing a recipe sometimes you need to make it several times and fresh fruit, especially raspberries can be expensive. It’s far more cost effective to use frozen but by all means use fresh ones if you prefer. But just a word of caution if you do, raspberries are notoriously delicate so when you are mixing them into the batter be very gentle.

Time to Enjoy

Raspberry Buttermilk Loaf with Dark Chocolate Chips

I really love a slice of this for breakfast, as it’s not too sweet I don’t feel too guilty, well it does have fruit in it πŸ˜‰ and of course a good slathering in butter always helps! But it really is a lovely treat for any time of the day.

Raspberry Buttermilk Loaf with Dark Chocolate Chips

Mid morning snack, lunch time treat, afternoon pick me up or possibly even for dessert if jazzed up with a little ice cream on top!

Raspberry Buttermilk Loaf with Dark Chocolate Chips

Raspberry Buttermilk Loaf with Dark Chocolate Chips

Raspberry Buttermilk Loaf with Dark Chocolate Chips

A buttermilk loaf packed full of juicy raspberries and dark chocolate chips.
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Course: Scones / Breads / Muffins
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Emma


  • 300 grams Plain flour (All Purpose, (2 and 1/4 cups))
  • 110 grams granulated sugar ((1/2 cup))
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 240 millilitres buttermilk ((1 cup))
  • 1 large egg
  • 60 milliliters vegetable oil ((1/4 cup))
  • 100 grams dark chocolate chips ((heaped 1/3 cup))
  • 130 grams frozen raspberries - fresh can be used ((1 cup))


  • Preheat your oven to 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4 and line or lightly grease your loaf pan. I used a standard 9x5 loaf pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, suar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk them to fully combine them.
  • Mix the buttermilk, egg and oil together in a jug until fully mixed together.
  • Add the frozen raspberries and chocolate chips to the dry ingredients give them a quick stir in.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and very gently mix to combine everything. It's so important to not over mix this batter to keep the loaf light once baked.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, once the time is up insert a skewer into the centre to see if it comes out clean, if it doesn't, then give it a few more minutes and check again. Once the skewer comes out clean take it out of the oven but keep it in it's tin for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes take the loaf out of it's tin and allow it to fully cool down on a wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. This loaf can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
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  1. What a fantastic flavor combination, love raspberries and dark chocolate together! They sound amazing in this beautiful buttermilk loaf πŸ™‚ Wish I had a few slices for breakfast this morning πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Kelly thanks, I love dark chocolate and raspberry together and they were perfect in this loaf πŸ˜€ Have a great weekend!

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  2. Hi, Emma,

    Your bread looks terrific! I love that you’ve added raspberries!

    PS…you won my mango cookbook giveaway. Check your email when you get a minute…I need your mailing address πŸ™‚ Congrats!

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    • Hi Liz, thank you and wow I have never won anything before I shall email you my address πŸ˜€ Yeah I love mango so much πŸ˜€

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  3. I have recipes which I change around a bit every once in a while, but none quite as versatile as this! πŸ™‚ Your loaf looks really yummy- I really like the raspberry and chocolate combination!

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    • Hi Von, thank you very much. I love a good versatile recipe it’s half the battle if time is short and you need something in a hurry πŸ˜€

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  4. I also love this combination and loaves are my favourite. Yours looks just perfect! Amazing recipe to enjoy Emma!

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    • Thank you Viviana, there is something so lovely about raspberries and dark chocolate together πŸ™‚

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  5. Seems like a perfectly balanced breakfast to me! πŸ™‚ I often have trouble baking with raspberries, but your loaf looks perfect!

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    • Hi Brianna, fresh raspberries can be a nightmare as they are so delicate that is part of the reason I used frozen ones in this loaf they hold together better in the batter πŸ™‚

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  6. Raspberries and dark chocolate is such a fantastic combo! And I love baking with buttermilk …. so yeah… want to send me a piece?? haha

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    • Hi Ashley, buttermilk is a fantastic ingredient it’s not that popular in the UK I recon it’s me alone keeping the buttermilk dairies in business!

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