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Naturally Sweetened Breakfast Chocolate Loaf

So. This school term is over. O-V-E-R. A week off holidays. Being back to sleep. MY BED. Blogging. Not running because of my injury, but rocking that bike anyway. Did I mention that I’ll be able to take naps and everything.

SIESTA!

More like FIESTA!

 


Free of processed sugars and high in protein, but so fudgy, moist and chocolaty you wouldn't tell it's actually healthy!

 

Ok that was lame. Again. But don’t be so hard on me guys. Take into account that I haven’t been sleeping much for like the past two months. It’s not me who’s typing but caffeine. So yeah, accept the fact that this will be a rather weird post. Or, you may close this tab and leave now therefore missing this post.

And do you think you’d want to miss this chocolate loaf?

I thought so.

 

Free of processed sugars and high in protein, but so fudgy, moist and chocolaty you wouldn't tell it's actually healthy!

 

Anyway.

It’s time to celebrate. And what’s a better way to celebrate stuff than having chocolate cake for breakfast? Yes, I’m taking the law into my own hands and calling this bread so we can all have it for breakfast and be happy and stuff. Makes perfect sense, right? Right. 

Thing is, that this bread does taste like the cake. And I’m talking real cake here not that stuff masquerading as chocolate cake when it’s dry chocolate-wannabe crumbs instead. Seriously, who has time for that? Not me, that’s for sure. When I crave cake, I want something super chocolaty, fudgy, somewhat dense AND fluffy at the same time and with melty chocolate chips. This cake has it all. And let me tell you that it’s super duper healthy too:

-It has no processed sugars at all but you wouldn’t tell it’s made of dates and a bit of raw sugar. Do you understand now why I made my local store run out of dates twice this week? Love that stuff.

 

Free of processed sugars and high in protein, but so fudgy, moist and chocolaty you wouldn't tell it's actually healthy!

 

100% wholewheat. And still not dry or gummy. Can I have a heck yeah? ((Heck yeeeeaaah)) The texture of this beauty is flawless I’m telling you.

-No butter at all but a mixture of heart-healthy olive oil and greek yogurt. Result? A darn moist and fudgy chocolate loaf that will make you want to live off chocolate cake for ever. Not that it happened to me or something…

-It freezes like wonders and when you microwave to defrost it… oh wait… it gets x1000000 times fudgier and the chocolate chunks get all melty and it’s like heaven on Earth I just can’t. Seriously. SERIOUSLY. This bread is too much for me.

 

Free of processed sugars and high in protein, but so fudgy, moist and chocolaty you wouldn't tell it's actually healthy!

 

I’m judging you so hard if you’re still reading this by now and not in your kitchen, soaking the heck out of those dates. C’mon go ahead and make your local store run out of dates. The rest of customers might hate you but on the other hand: do you really care? I mean, you have cake now – it’s not time to mind your neighbours wanting to punch your face.

I’ll stop being lame now and get back with catching up with blog reading, which I missed so much while I was studying. See you later and I’m really hoping that you have chocolate crumbs all over your face when we do.

 

Naturally Sweetened Breakfast Chocolate Loaf
Serves 12
Moist, fudgy, fluffy, dense and super delicious - the best breakfast ever!
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Ingredients
  1. 250 grams dates (weighed after pitted)
  2. 3 grams baking soda
  3. 180 ml. boiling water
  4. 150 grams white wholewheat flour
  5. 90 grams cocoa powder
  6. 50 grams raw sugar
  7. 15 grams baking powder
  8. 90 grams olive oil
  9. 120 grams 2% greek yogurt
  10. 3 large eggs (180 grams)
  11. 2 egg whites (60 grams)
  12. 1 + 1/2 tsp. vinegar
  13. 100 grams chocolate, chopped
Instructions
  1. Soak the dates in boling water and add baking powder. Microwave or heat on the stove until dates get super soft. Blend mixture to make a date paste. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients in a bowl and stir all of the wet ones later. Mix with an electrical wire whisk until combined.
  3. Add chocolate chunks.
  4. Bake at 200ΒΊC (400F) for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
Notes
  1. If you don't have raw sugar (it's so expensive), feel free to use brown sugar.
  2. If you can't find white whole wheat flour, use half white and half wholemeal flour.
  3. This freezes well. Reheat in microwave.
  4. This recipe is clean eating approved.
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Have a nice day or in other words: make this cake, eat it and ensure that your day is a fantastic one.

Cheers!

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43 Comments

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor April 11, 2014 at 1:21 am

    I love the fact that this loaf gives me an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast :) Enjoy your break from school, Consuelo. You deserve it!

  • Reply tohercore April 11, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Healthy chocolate for breakfast is definitely okay – this would be the perfect this to serve up for breakfast on a special occasion in fact (or any occasion – how good does it look!?) :)

  • Reply erinsilvius April 11, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Wow! This looks so yummy! I love the idea of dates! And seriously, you better be fiesta-ing and siesta-ing! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply cheri April 11, 2014 at 6:11 am

    I’d eat this bread for breakfast in a heartbeat, looks amazing!

  • Reply Alyssa April 11, 2014 at 6:18 am

    I’m so wishing I had a slice of this loaf right now! Loving all of the healthy twists, Consuelo…and those melty chocolate chunks. Mmm. Enjoy your siesta/fiesta from school! :)

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron April 11, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Looks amazing! Can’t believe how healthy it is. Yup. Buying all the dates at the grocery store tomorrow!

    Have fun taking lots of siestas! :)

  • Reply Cindy April 11, 2014 at 6:29 am

    I’ll take chocolate for breakfast anyway of the week. This looks so delicious! A perfect way to celebrate being done with school. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness April 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Holy chocolate for breakfast?! COUNT ME IN! This looks amazing! and beautiful…as always.
    I can’t get over chocolate for breakfast. I need some time.

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens April 11, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    This looks insanely, fabulously, wonderfully like it needs to hop right in my tummy RIGHT NOW! Chocolate cake for breakfast? Game on, friend! Pinning, of course! And hey – high-five on making it through this term … and happy napping (*sigh* naps are awesome). πŸ˜€

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} April 11, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Congrats on ending the school term πŸ˜€ We have holiday now as well, but unfortunately I’ll be extremely busy.
    This loaf looks super delicious. Haha, I like the fact that you made the store run out of dates πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen April 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Enjoy your time off from school Consuelo! And yes, let’s call this bread so we can eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It looks fabulous and so chocolaty!

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite April 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Yay for school vacation!!! Celebrate Consuelo! You deserve it!!!

  • Reply Monica April 11, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    I’m convinced! This looks so moist and delicious. Enjoy your time off…sounds like you have definitely earned it!

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven April 11, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I’ll take any excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast!!!

  • Reply Carmel Moments April 11, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    That looks heavenly indeed. I’m all about getting a chocolate fix for breakfast. What could be better? Pinning!
    Have a beautiful Friday!

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour April 11, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Chocolate for breakfast?? Yes!

  • Reply Amy April 11, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Yay for making it through the term!! Loving this chocolate breakfast loaf. What a great idea not to add processed sugars. This looks soo moist and delicious :)

  • Reply denisebustard April 11, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Chocolate for break-fast? Yes please! Looks delicious!

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl April 11, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I definitely don’t want to miss this chocolate loaf, no way. What a beauty, adding it to the list to must makes!

  • Reply danguole April 11, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Yayyy congrats, Consuelo! Enjoy the heck of your newfound freedom. With chocolate–of course.

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes April 11, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    FREEDOM!!! congrats Consuelo, you have definitely earned a week of R&R! this chocolate loaf looks sooo dense and moist, I want to dig a fork in now! I guess I really have to get on this dates bandwagon because you are making me a believer girrrl!

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life April 12, 2014 at 2:28 am

    CONGRATS! Enjoy your break, Consuelo and heal up! OK, you know any time chocolate and breakfast are in the same sentence, I am automatically in love. This bread looks amazing! Can’t believe you used dates. Pinning for sure! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Allie | Baking a Moment April 12, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Yay! So happy you made it through the end of the semester! Congratulations! Love this cake, sounds so yummy! Pinned πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane April 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I almost am running into my kitchen to make this, Consuelo! I can’t believe how amazing it looks and sounds while being so much healthier than regular fudgy cakes. I LOVE your photos, too, especially that second one up from the bottom!
    Enjoy your little respite from school! :-)

  • Reply Joanne April 12, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    YES to your having some time off!! This chocolate loaf looks like the perfect treat to end such a stressful time!

  • Reply Ashley April 12, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    haha I love that you made your store run out of dates : ) And huge yay for a school vacation!! Get some rest girl!

    This chocolate loaf looks sooooo good – so moist! I hate dry cakes!

  • Reply Nora (A Clean Bake) April 12, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Just when I needed a new go-to breakfast – you delivered. I want to try this!

  • Reply Norma | Allspice and nutmeg April 13, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Consuelo, I love how you used dates to sweeten this. I’ll take chocolate for breakfast anytime. I’m running to the kitchen to make this!

  • Reply Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner April 13, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Enjoy your break – you deserve it and have 2 slices of this bread :) Pinning!!

  • Reply Johlene April 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I just love coming to your site to see what you have made.. this looks so lovely and delicious!! Happy Sundayyyyyyyyyyyyyy :-) xoxo

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon April 14, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Oh my gosh you actually read my mind! i’ve been dreaming of the perfect chocolate loaf I could eat for breakfast (and every other meal) all week and you brought me this! Thank you :) :)

  • Reply Zainab April 14, 2014 at 4:58 am

    Chocolate for breakfast?? I’m in! Healthy chocolate loaf for breakfast?? Yes please!!!! So excited to try this. Have a great week off!!

  • Reply Renee@Two in the kitchen April 14, 2014 at 5:58 am

    This looks fantastic Consuelo!! It looks so chocolatey! And I love that it is naturally sweetened! Enjoy your break from school!!

  • Reply Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies April 14, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    This looks so rich, fudgy, and chocolate-y. I would never have imagined that it was created without processed sugars. haha — too funny that you keep buying up all the dates from your local store.

    congrats on finishing up the school term. You must feel fantastic! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments April 15, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Congrats on your time off — you deserve all the sleep you can muster and lots of this cake! I can use lots of this cake, too. :)

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner April 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Enjoy your holiday break! I love all things chocolate so this loaf is calling my name!!!! Yum yum. :)

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker April 15, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Such a shame I didn’t have this recipe two years ago!…we used to have a date palm in our garden with an endless supply of dates… Just think how many of these delicious loaves I could have made!! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply AimΓ©e / Wallflower Girl April 15, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    No way… chocolate cake for breakfast? I could kiss you for this! Looks incredible, especially with the strawberries on top. Enjoy your week of siestas :-)

  • Reply Kelly April 17, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Yay, congrats on making it through the semester – enjoy your break Consuelo, you definitely deserve it and hope you get some rest too :) This loaf is perfect for celebrating – it sounds amazing for breakfast, lunch or dinner :)

  • Reply Nicola Defraine August 26, 2014 at 10:02 am

    This looks delicious, I’m definitely going to give it a go. I don’t have any regular vinegar, would white wine vinegar be ok? :-)

    • Reply Consuelo August 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Absolutely! :) I hope you like it! xx

  • Reply Ania August 2, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Can I use dried dates ?

    • Reply Consuelo August 3, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      Sure! Just soak them first! x

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