Looking for a little weekend brunch inspiration? This dark chocolate graham cracker bread is your answer. Imagine the smell of this coming out of the oven first thing Saturday morning. Even more so, imagine nibbling on it for the rest of the weekend. It takes no time at all to make and many of the ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. What’s more, its delicious taste is actually really good for you. It’s full of fiber and antioxidants, it’s not full of refined flours or sugars, and it’s easily made vegan*. And just in case you feel the need to make it extra decadent, give it a good toasting and spread with cream cheese….
Dark Chocolate Graham Cracker Bread
- 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup whole-wheat graham cracker crumbs (I used Mi-Del)
- 1 egg*
- 1/3 cup honey*
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Spray an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix applesauce and graham cracker crumbs (grind approx. 14 crackers in a food processor to get 1 cup) until well combined. Add egg and mix until well combined. Add honey and mix until well combined. Alternate mixing in flour mixture and almond milk into egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing.
* For a vegan option, use 1 flax egg and 1/3 cup agave nectar.