Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Bread…need I say more? This easy recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free and will blow your chocolate-loving mind.
When I studied abroad in France back in college, I used to love pain au chocolat: literally bread with chocolate inside. And in elementary school, the first “recipe” I created was a cookie sandwich: literally 2 Keebler rainbow chocolate chip cookies in between 2 slices of wonder bread. Yes, I seriously used to eat that.
Now, I’m more of a gluten-free, avocado toast kinda girl, but I used my chocolate-in-bread-loving past as inspiration for this healthier twist on pain au chocolat.
NOTE: For the chocolate chunks, I highly recommend buying a bar of your favorite refined sugar free dark chocolate, because I have yet to find a brand of chocolate chips on the market with a good ingredient list. For a list of my favorite dark chocolate bar brand picks, see The Best Dark Chocolate Brands, Updated.
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Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Bread
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- If you have a bullet blender, blend the bananas in it until liquified, and pour into a large bowl. If no blender, in a large bowl, mash well with a fork for a few minutes, until they turn into a smooth, lump-free liquid or soup-like texture.
- Add the rest of the wet ingredients to the bowl and stir well until fully combined.
- Next, add the dry ingredients: almond flour, baking powder and dark chocolate. Stir well.
- Lightly grease a 9-inch loaf pan with coconut oil. Pour the batter into it.
- Optional, add toppings: Lay sliced banana down the middle of the loaf, and sprinkle additional chocolate chips and chopped almonds on the top.
- Bake for 40 minutes, or until top is golden brown, and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let cool before removing from pan.
- Slice and enjoy!
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