Chocoberry Breakfast Loaf

Blueberries are in season! They are huge – the size of cherries! – and sweet like dates. Had I not known that they were organic, I would’ve thought they were on steroids or something. As much as I love just popping them in my mouth all day long, one could only consume so much, and they are highly perishable. I had to do something about it, and quick! I recalled an old recipe I had for whole wheat raisin bread, so I dug it up and started playing with it.

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These blueberries were so juicy that I had to add something to increase the density. Chopped walnuts did the trick. I substituted brown sugar for agave nectar for the same reason, to keep the batter from being too liquefied. I don’t even know why, but I felt like putting cinnamon and vanilla into the mix. I followed My Own Rules of Desserts (first mentioned in Cuba Libre or Morena Cake post – see there) by adding some unsweetened cocoa powder, then adding a little more for good measure. And, of course, I always have non-dairy clabbered milk  (see earlier post) to make baked goods fluffier. The rest is pretty basic: eggs, Smart Balance, baking powder, a dash of salt.

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All these ingredients get mixed together and put in the oven. As usual, you mix dry ingredients first, then mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl, then combine them to blend without lumps. It took almost an hour for it to bake to perfection, but it was worth the wait, especially for my husband.

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Juicy, nutty, and chocolaty  – can you think of a better way to start your day? Then how about adding healthy to all of the above?

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So if you have a slice or two as a mid-morning snack, and another one for lunch, and yet another for dessert after dinner, who says that you can’t also grab a piece at night? Nobody will know, and I won’t tell!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 pint (1 1/2 cup) fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Smart Balance or any non-dairy butter substitute (for dairy version, use butter)
  • 1/2 cup dairy free clabbered soy milk (for dairy version, use Greek yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (pecans can be used),
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a dash of salt

PROCEDURE

  • Preheat oven to 350.  Oil a loaf pan or line with parchment.
  • Mix whole wheat flour, brown sugar, chopped walnuts, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs with a dash of salt, add softened, but not melted Smart Balance and clabber, add vanilla extract, and lightly whisk all wet ingredients together.
  • Slowly add wet ingredients to dry while mixing all the time to avoid lumps.
  • Transfer to the loaf pan. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry.
  • Remove and cool on the rack. Could be served warm.

Enjoy!

 

 

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:

    Good things bear repeating, and what’s better that blueberries and chocolate?

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  2. I happy to inform you that I have now concluded and released the compilation for the February Share and Inspire Feb 2017 – Bread Sweet and Savoury post.
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  3. A few of my favorite thing are coffee, chocolate and baked goods – (yes I’m a flour and sugar addict) This is a winner! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. My pleasure, dear Mel! I am so glad you like it!

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      1. I’m going to make it too – but in the meantime I have gala apples that are going bad- I’d like do a cobbler / pie filling gooey something… any suggestions? 🙂

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      2. Dolly, this is wonderful! Thank You! ❤

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      3. My pleasure – have fun!

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