Breakfast · Dessert · Snack

Chocolate Caramel Bread

Before I dive into this post I just want to mention one thing, for as good as chocolate tastes, it doesn’t photograph well. I know you are thinking, how could chocolate not look delicious?! Well just give it a try & if you master the art of chocolate photography please share your wisdom with me.

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So bear with me. My pictures in this post might not be the most aesthetic, but I promise you this bread is delicious.

 

This bread is savory enough for dessert & healthy enough for breakfast!

Image result for veganHow?! It is:

  • Sugar-free
  • Oil-free
  • Vegan
  • Naturally sweetened
  • Fiber & protein rich

Chocolate Caramel Bread ~ A savory & healthy bread topped with a date paste

  • Servings: 11 slices
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Print

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Ingredients

Flax Egg:
  • 2 T ground flax
  • 6 T water
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 c oat flour (blended oats)
  • 1/3 c chickpea/ garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/3 c cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of himalayan salt
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/3 c pumpkin puree
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/3 plain greek or non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 c unsweetened plant-based milk of choice
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
Caramel – date Paste:
  • 6 dates
  • Splash of plant-based milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Extras:
  • Almond Butter (or any nut/seed butter of choice)

Directions

Chocolate Bread
  1. Prepare a loaf pan by spraying it with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  3. Add flax egg ingredients to a small bowl. Whisk & set aside.
  4. Add all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Whisk.
  5. Add all wet ingredients to a medium size bowl. Whisk until combined well.
  6. Pour wet ingredients into dry, along with the flax egg. Mix until just combined.
  7. Pour batter into loaf pan.
  8. Bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Caramel-date Paste:
  1. De-pit & chop dates.
  2. Add to a bowl of boiling water & let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain & add to a food processor or blender along with the milk & cinnamon.
  4. Process until reaching desired consistency (I like leaving it smooth but still with a few date chunks)

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Assemble:
  1. Allow bread to cool.
  2. Spread the top with your caramel- date paste.
  3. Slice & enjoy. I recommend spreading your slice with a bit of almond butter as well for the ultimate treat!

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Have you ever de-pitted a date & stuffed it with almond butter?! It’s like a healthy candy bar. Soooooo good! What would you change or add to this bread?

 

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