Here’s the first of our “insta recipes” – recipes that are born out of a spur of the moment, when we remember to take a picture before devouring the whole thing and then post it on Instagram. This amazing Vegan Chocolate Chip Bread needs only a few rather simple ingredients (which should be staples in any Vegan pantry) and not much work at all. That’s the type of recipe I prefer: simple and with a great result =)
Vegan Chocolate Chip Bread
- 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed to make the "flax egg"
- 1/4 cup water to make the "flax egg"
- 1 cup plant-based milk I used soy - to make the Vegan "buttermilk"
- 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar aka ACV
- 2 cups flour I used cake flour for a super light, fluffy texture
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder to add some depth to the flavour, optional
- 1 handful maxi chocolate chips to sprinkle on top (or regular ones, optional)
Before beginning the actual recipe
- Pre-heat your oven at 180°C (roughly 350F).
- Prepare your flax egg by grinding your flax (or using flax meal) and adding 1/4 of a cup of water to it.
- Prepare your Vegan "buttermilk" by stirring the ACV in the cup of plant-based milk.
- Oil the loaf pan with a little bit of coconut oil (if needed, depending on the pan you use).
After 5 minutes the flax egg and buttermilk should be ready...
- In a medium sized bowl combine all the wet ingredients: the milk/ACV mixture, the vanilla essence, the coconut oil, the brown sugar and the flax egg.
- In a large bowl sift all the dry ingredients so they are evenly distributed: the flour, the baking powder, the sea salt and the cinnamon.
- Combine the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Stir until the dry and wet ingredients are just incorporated. Don't over-mix the batter because this overdevelops the gluten, resulting in a rubbery cake.
- Now pour the delicious batter in the pan, sprinkle the maxi chocolate chips on top and immediately place the pan in the oven.
- Let it bake for about 35 minutes, then check with a toothpick: if it comes out clean, get the bread out. Otherwise let it bake for some 2/5 minutes more, but no longer than that.
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The result is a fluffy, moist, simple cake that can double as a healthy dessert or as a sweet breakfast, if you are so inclined.
I have been asked to make this as a birthday cake, can you imagine? A humble Vegan sweet bread…. but that’s how good it is :)
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What a great recipe! Loved the easy steps and no-nonsense explanations. Thanks Francesca.