toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

Toasted Coconut Almond Chocolate Chunk Loaf

My resolution for this year is magically turning into one of those lucky bloggers who can write fabulous posts about all those magically adventures they go into and the exciting stuff they get to do everyday. Hiking around magical forest, sunbathing in gorgeous beaches, going to the most dazzling farmer markets to get the best produce… Doesn’t it all sound better than studying (with emphasis on the dying, please and thank you), napping and doing (more like avoiding) laundry.

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

Because you know that your life is boring when the most thrilling thing you’ve done lately is sleep for 15 hours (bless me, I needed a time to relax after way too many all-nighters!) and have a veggie sandwich the size of your head. Not that I’m complaining about spending time under my blankets or, let alone, epic veggie sandwiches but I’m thinking it’s time for adventures and legendary trips!

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste


Back when I was a younger and filled with teenage angst and lust for every band member on Earth (that lust is still there, I just happen to like TV actors more now), I promised myself I’d be going to every concert imaginable the moment I had some money of my own and didn’t need my parent consent (why they seemed to think not going to every McFly concert out there was an acceptable option, I don’t know).

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

And that’s what I did.

I’m pretty sure I have tickets for every gig happening in Spain this year.

And I definitely couldn’t be happier.

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

Concerts, music festivals and trips around Spain, all on the list. I’ve been thinking about going back to the UK as well and wander around Europe if I get the money to do so. Now, all that I need is the strength not to be a lazy gurl and actually upload the pictures of my trips because I still haven’t writen a word about London, Oxford or Salamanque.

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But I’ll get there I hope! Let’s say goodbye to posts about my never-ending laundry basket and excruciating microbiology study session. Now, if we could also wave the sessions themselves goodbye, that would be great.

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

The next thing on my 2016 resolution list was to eat more cake. Like, there’s no point in choosing a resolution which won’t make you happy so I’m coming for ya cake!!!!!!!!

Also on the list: getting to like beets because I’m nuts for that gorgeous colour but they still taste like dirty socks death and desesperation to me. Does anybody have any tip please????

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

But let’s talk cake now. It is said that beauty comes in any form and that couldn’t be any more true. Rounds, loaves, muffins, squares… I don’t care, I’ll eat them all!

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

I decided to go for a loaf this time because 1) There are no round pans at my parents’ place 2) Loafs are great, loafs are boss GO LOAFS!!!

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

This cake/loaf/bread whatever you want to name it, was born from my need of using some leftover almond pulp I had on hand. Throw it in a bowl with some more healthy ingredients and BOOM BOOM you’ve got yourself a tasty nutritious treat.

So full of nourishment that you could have be for lunch and dinner and call it a day. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t tried.

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

Now, let me introduce you to my new obsession: toasted coconut. 

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

Ay mama.

So smoky, so salty, so sweet, so crispy, SO perfect.

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

It’s like crack (addictive, not a life-ruiner ahem) and you’ll soon be wanting to put it on top of every thing you eat. Salad? Made 101% better with its addition. Porridge? Yes please. Smoothie bowls? You betcha. This cake? ALL. THE. YES. 

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

Go do it, get yourself all those ingredients, throw them in a bowl and work some magic. BOOM BOOM I bet you won’t resist eating the whole loaf by yourself.

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

It’s moist (yep that word), dense (but not brick-dense you get me) and wonderfully aromatic. I mean, coconut + almond + vanilla + chocolate? Is there any chance that doesn’t result in a champion combo? I don’t think so!

And don’t get me started on those chocolate pockets. So melty, so fudgy, so mindblowingly delicious. Yes, chocolate chips are great, but have you even tried them chunks!?!?!?!?

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

I mean, they’re basically twice as big as the chips which means they’re twice as melty and twice as fun! Plus I get to use quality dark chocolate this way. It’s a win win situation from every point of view I’m telling you!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand it’s the perfect chance to use up that leftover pulp you have on hand.

toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf | earthly taste

See? You can’t really lose. ‘Cause when you play the game of loafs, you either win or you win. You can’t ever go wrong with this combo, can you?

Now, make the most of that lonely tupperware of almond pulp you have in the fridge and get yourself to the heaven of all things tasty. This toasted coconut almond chocolate chunk loaf will be your ticket!

Toasted Coconut Almond Chocolate Chunk Loaf
Serves 9
Deliciously dense almond cake studded with melty chocolate and topped with toasted coconut. This is to die for!
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Ingredients
  1. 220 grams spelt flour
  2. 240 grams almond milk
  3. 270 grams almond pulp
  4. 45 grams coconut oil
  5. 180 grams coconut sugar
  6. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  7. a pinch of salt
  8. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  9. 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  10. 120 grams dark chocolate, chopped
  11. 50 grams coconut flakes
  12. 30 grams almonds
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.
  2. Add in milk, melted oil, vanilla, sugar and almond pulp until batter is smooth and sticky (you might need to add more flour: see notes)
  3. Chop the almonds and chocolate and add them to the batter.
  4. Pour batter in a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  5. Top with the coconut flakes and a bit of extra sugar if desired.
  6. Bake at 180ºC (375F) for 40-45 minutes or until cake is golden and cooked through.
  7. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. The pulp will turn out different depending on which method you use and depending on how wet it is, you might need to add more flour or less. The batter should be somewhat thick so, if yours is too liquid, you might need to add 20-30 grams more of flour.
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I hope you’ll peeps like this as much as we did! Have a fantastic week!

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18 Comments

  • Reply Lucy January 13, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Sorry to break it to you Conseulo.. But it says dunbathing gorgeous bitches! Hope you meant beaches

    • Reply Lucy January 13, 2016 at 8:08 am

      Whoops *sunbathing

    • Reply Consuelo January 13, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      OH MY GOD YES
      I need to stop writing blog post after watching too much Breaking Bad/OITNB because I get messed up??? Hahaha thanks for letting me know! xx

  • Reply This Cake is Desi January 13, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Sounds like a great plan, you should stop thinking about it and just do it..and I couldn’t stop laughing at the avoiding laundry bit..seems familiar!
    The photos are beautiful!

  • Reply superfitbabe January 13, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    I do think that loafs taste absolutely AMAZING. I baked what was supposed to be a cheesecake in a loaf tin and it still turned out amazing! Toasted coconut tastes delicious too–on everything! I have to try making this cute loaf!

  • Reply Mariana January 13, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Omg omg omg I also slept for 14 hours yesterday!! I need energy, I need this cake!
    I am also a blogger and am definitely not walking around magical forests. Sometimes laundry related achievements are indeed very exciting.

  • Reply Emma @ Project Body Image January 13, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    This looks divine! (As divine as multiple hours of sleep sounds! )

  • Reply whiskandshout January 14, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Consuelo this loaf looks incredible! I love that toasted coconut and all the chocolate :) Pinning!

  • Reply Maikki | Maikin mokomin January 14, 2016 at 5:01 am

    I like that the recipe uses both almond milk and almond pulp. Waste not want not :)

  • Reply Courtney January 14, 2016 at 9:07 am

    This looks amazing! If I don’t have almond pulp hangin’ around, do I just sub more almond flour? Thanks, lady!!

    • Reply Consuelo January 14, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Hey there! I’m not sure about how that would go as almond flour has more fat than almond pulp :( Maybe try replacing one tbsp. of the almond flour with 1-2 tbsp. spelt flour? I really can’t vouch for this as I haven’t tried it! xx

  • Reply Jamie January 14, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Can I use almond flour instead of pulp?

    • Reply Consuelo January 14, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Ohhh getting lots of this question hehe:

      I’m not sure about how that would go as almond flour has more fat than almond pulp :( Maybe try replacing one tbsp. of the almond flour with 1-2 tbsp. spelt flour? I really can’t vouch for this as I haven’t tried it! xx

  • Reply June @ How to Philosophize with Cake January 16, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I like beets best when they are in cake. No joke. Or used as food coloring for frosting (works surprisingly well!) 😛 I wish I could go concert-hopping too, it sounds like so much fun.

    This loaf looks amazing too! So many delicious healthy flavors :)

  • Reply Sharmyn January 22, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Hey for the coconut cake, can I use coconut flour instead of spelt?

    • Reply Consuelo January 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Nope, I don’t think so! Coconut flour might be called “flour” but it never behaves as such I’m sorry! However I haven’t tried this so I can’t vouch 100%… All I know is a bit of the science behind the way these flours tend to work and I think those two are nothing alike :( Other flours such as plain flour, gf mix and stuff would probably work though! x

  • Reply laura March 23, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Hey Consuelo…Can I use coconut milk/pulp instead of almond milk/pulp?

    • Reply Consuelo March 24, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Sure thing Laura! xx

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