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June 11, 2022
Chocolate Spice Bread (Healthy)

I was determined to make chocolate spice bread in a healthy way so I could enjoy as much of it as I wanted. I think I was successful.

In a life I had a long time ago, I had Starbucks chocolate spice bread. It was heavenly. Thanks to Google, I found the “copy-cat” recipe online. The amount of butter in the recipe is crazy. I think it was 4 or 5 sticks. It did make two loaves but still. I’m not a chemist, but I was determined to find a way to make this bread just as delicious but a lot healthier.

Here it is!

2       cups white whole wheat flour (bread flour is a good substitute)

1       cup all-purpose flour

1       TSP baking powder

1/2    TSP 

1/2    cup white sugar * & 1/2 brown sugar (dark brown is great)

3       TBS Molasses

1       TSP salt

3       TBS Dark Cocoa powder

8       TBS Silken tofu

2       TBS flaxseed meal mixed with 6 TBS water

2       TSP vanilla extract

2       TSP cinnamon 

1       TSP All-Spice

1       TSP ground cloves

1 1/4 cup buttermilk **

Dark chocolate chips

  • You can use a sugar substitute for either sugar but not both

**  To make buttermilk add 2-3 TBS white vinegar to the milk (this is what I do)

Topping (If Desired)

1/4 cup sugar

3/4 TSP cinnamon

1/2 TSP cocoa powder

1/8 TSP ground ginger

1/8 TSP ground cloves

(mix all of the topping ingredients together in a separate bowl & set aside)

  1. In a small bowl combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, and salt
  2. In a large bowl, mix the tofu, sugar, molasses, flaxseed meal, vanilla & milk
  3. Add the flour to the liquid mixture in small batches. Add in spices
  4. Once the dough is thoroughly mixed, add in chocolate chips (about a cup)
  5. Oil or spray 2 5×9 inch or 1 larger loaf pan. You can also make these into muffins
  6. Top with topping ingredients and a few chocolate chips
  7. Bake in a preheated oven (375) for 40-45 minutes for loaf pans
Fading Memories was created to support family caregivers in a simple, on-demand form. When I was looking for advice on caring for my Mom, I needed this podcast. Since it didn’t exist, I created what I needed!
Jen – pod host

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