Dark Chocolate Coconut Bread

I asked a simple question. I got stuck in a sticky situation. Is it just me, or does this happen often to everybody?
I was in such a baking mood (let's be honest - when am I not?) and so I went around asking the fam what I should bake next. My sister, as always, said it should be something with chocolate chips. My dad wanted something not too sweet and definitely not too chocolatey. I think my mom was preoccupied because she didn't really say much... Anyways, as you can see, this posed a problem. My dad and sister wanted two quite opposite things.

Somehow, I figured out the perfect compromise - this dark chocolate coconut bread. It's not too sweet, not too chocolatey, yet has chocolate, is light, healthy and outright delish!

This has a double (or even triple!) dose of coconut from the coconut oil, dessicated coconut, and coconut milk, if you choose to use it. I didn't as I didn't have any lying around at home, and let me assure you, it wasn't lacking any coconut flavor. That said, more wouldn't hurt! I chopped the dark chocolate into shreds (you don't want them too small otherwise they'll just get lost in the mixture) and added just enough to get the chocolateyness in every bite, but not so much that the chocolate flavor was too prominent or overpowering.

So easy to throw together and packed with lots of yummy flavor, this bread is the perfect snack, breakfast or light dessert.

3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
dash of cinnamon
3/4 cup unrefined sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp whole milk or coconut milk
2 eggs
1/3 cup yogurt
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate, tossed in 1/2 tbsp flour
1/2 cup dessicated coconut

Preheat the oven to 175 C. Line a loaf pan with baking paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the sugar and coconut oil until fully mixed. Add in the eggs and beat again. Pour in the milk and vanilla and mix well.

In a separate bowl, stir together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until just combined. Gently mix in the yogurt. Finally, fold in the dessicated coconut and chopped chocolate.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let the loaf cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Slice and serve! Enjoy!

    1 comment:

    1. Loving the combination of chocolate and coconut.. i can imagine how delicious this bread would have tasted. Great recipe!