The Christmas season is upon us, yay! Did anyone else catch the dressed up boats cruising the harborside Saturday night? Really put me in the holiday baking mood! This is my favourite time of year to bake up treats. Mostly because it’s cold and baking helps to heat up the kitchen. So tonight I’m bringing the heat by baking some Chocolate Coconut Flour Bread. This does not contain any refined flour, and to be honest, is more like cake than bread. Here is what you’ll need:
- 6 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 eggs
First, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla. It helps if the butter is room temperature.
Next add in the cocoa powder and mix well.
In a small bowl, combine the coconut flour, baking powder, and salt. Then add it to the butter mixture, combining it well.
In another separate bowl, whisk the eggs very well until yellow and smooth.
You will then add the eggs to the flour and butter mixture. At this point, it is time to really stir it up!
As you can see, at first glance, it may not appear to come together. But keep going.
It will begin to turn a light brown colour, but more mixing is still required.
The mixture will be ready when it looks like brownie batter. If you have a hand mixer, it will be helpful. Otherwise just use a whisk to mix thoroughly.
Go ahead and pour it into a lined or greased loaf tin. At this point you might be thinking there doesn’t seem to be enough batter for a loaf, but don’t worry, it will rise.
Heat the oven to 350 F / 180 C and bake for 24 minutes. Depending on your oven, you may need a few more minutes.
When you take it out the oven, you’ll see that it did indeed rise. You can enjoy it as is, or add a glaze and festive sprinkles similar to the cookies I made last week.
And there you have it, Chocolate Coconut Flour Bread! Well, really, it’s more like cake, but calling it bread means you can have it for breakfast. With 6 eggs and coconut flour, it is actually pretty decent protein wise. It’s also a great option if you are baking for those who cannot tolerate traditional flour. Also, you can substitute coconut oil for the butter to make it dairy free as well.
That’s all for this week. Hope you enjoyed this chocolatey treat and are enjoying holiday baking in your kitchens across the globe. Mind the snow, thanks for reading, and Happy Eating!