Balsamic Cherry Chocolate Bread

Ooooh, get ready. This it the real deal. Soft, moist raw vegan chocolate cherry bread…with balsamic vanilla cherries, no less.

What do I need to say about this bread? I mean, look at it! 😋

I’ve had the thought of doing a chocolate bread for some time. In the last couple of weeks it came to life.

The cherries take this to the next level. I use thawed frozen cherries; when they thaw you get those lovely juices. Roughly squish them in a bowl with your hands, a little balsamic vinegar and some vanilla extract and then dehydrate on a tray.

You’re left with beautiful sticky, sweet balsamic vanilla cherries for the inside of this loaf. Treat yourself to a taste of the cherries (of course you will 😉) but remember, you’re only robbing from future you.

This bread is seriously fantastic with a good dollop of almond butter. I’ve no doubt any other nut butter would be equally as tasty. Cashew butter would be insane. Note to self: Try cashew butter with cacao nibs.

OK, enough fantasising, let’s make this thing…

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Balsamic Cherry Chocolate Bread

Ooooh, get ready. This it the real deal. Soft, moist raw vegan chocolate cherry bread…with balsamic vanilla cherries, no less.
Servings12 Slices

Nutrition (For one serving)

Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 132mgPotassium: 186mgFiber: 5gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 45IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg

Ingredients

Cherries

  • 14 oz cherries (frozen, thawed)
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

Dry

  • 1 3/4 0z quinoa flour
  • 1 3/4 oz cacao powder
  • 2 1/4 oz ground almonds
  • 7 oz coconut sugar
  • 1 oz psyllium husks

Wet

  • 5 oz courgette (peeled)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 dates (soft, pitted)
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

Cherries

  • Combine all ingredients, including the cherry juice that you’ll have from the frozen cherries that are thawed, in a bowl and gently squish them with your hands a few times.
  • Pour on to a small baking tray, spread out evenly and dehydrate at 115F for 5 hours, until they are sticky.

Bread

  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the cherries.
  • In a high speed blender, process the wet ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well to combine. The mixture will thicken up after about 5 minutes. Once thickened, form into 2 small loaves..
  • Dehydrate on a mesh dehydrator tray for 8 hours at 115 degrees F.
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February 10th, 2022