We just celebrated Easter weekend and I while I did not host I love to contribute to the food table! First thing I thought of was dessert, of course! A fellow blogger that I follow posted this orange-infused bread with chocolate glaze and I knew I had to try it!
Did I mention how this is gluten-free and free of refined sugar?! oh yea! Squeezing in the juice of the fresh orange and then zesting it over the top makes this bread stand out from the rest! It really brightens up the flavor and is an unexpected delight!
Yes, when baking with almond and coconut flours your baked goods tend to come out denser but they are still yummy and with healthier ingredients so I call it a win! Now let’s talk about that gooey dark chocolate glaze! I love using Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips as they are soy and dairy free & just taste really good too! (I even use these for my kid’s pancakes!)
Just melted in the microwave for a few seconds and then spread over the top. The finisher is the zest of the orange that you just juiced for the batter. The smell alone is amazing!
Before I sliced them I put the loaf in the fridge so the chocolate could harden a bit. Then I sliced into 10 servings and froze half of the slices for later enjoyment! Great treat when you are craving something sweet – heated up for a few seconds and the chocolate will melt just enough for a satisfying treat!
A great dessert option to bring to family & friends or just for yourself to enjoy! No worries, we won’t tell!
If you give it a try remember to share with me on Instagram – it makes me smile!
Orange Infused Bread w/ Dark Chocolate Glaze
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Sprinkle of salt
- 2 eggs room temp
- 1/4 cup melted and cooled coconut oil
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or honey
- 1 medium orange fresh squeezed save for zest
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips Enjoy Life
Preheat oven to 350Spray an 8x4 loaf pan liberally.
In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients (through salt)
In a separate bowl blend together the wet ingredients (through almond milk)
Add dry to wet and mix well to combine. Pour batter into loaf pan.
Bake 40-45 minutes and check with a toothpick.
Let it cool completely.
Make the chocolate glaze by putting the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl and set at 30-second increments until melted.
Spread over cooled loaf and zest orange over the top.
Slice and enjoy or freeze individually for later enjoyment!