Would you believe me if I said this Brownie BREAD calls for no flour? No wheat flour, gluten free flours, nut flours, coconut flour, nor any kind of flour?
Have you heard of such a bread before? Neither had I! Until I created this beaut, of course. Therefore, I’d say my Brownie Bread recipe is one of a kind, made with fabulous Paleo approved ingredients that bind it together perfectly, making it fluffy, decadent and rich.
It is made with six simple, nutritious ingredients.
What are those yummies? Let me share. They are:
- Organic eggs
- Coconut oil
- Coconut sugar
- Raw cacao powder
- Vanilla extract
- Sea salt
All of the above blend together to create a dreamy dessert that can shine pretty much anywhere! My husband took it to an all guys poker party, and it was a hit! LOL. So awesome. You know a treat is good when manly dudes devour it.
But do you want to know what my favorite ingredient of this whole recipe is?
The oh-so-glorious RAW CACAO!
So let’s talk a little bit more about cacao, as I want you to know why I have such a high esteem for this little fermented seed.
THE RAW CACAO POWER
Cacao is the dried and fully fermented seed of the cacao plant, an evergreen tree native to tropical regions (one of which, is my home country: Ecuador — no wonder I am a huge fan of cacao!).
The cacao seed is considered a superfood as it has a long list of health benefits. Below is a condensed list of all it can do for us:
Combats free-radicals with all of its antioxidants
By consuming foods rich in antioxidants, such as cacao, we are helping our bodies fight free radicals that can cause cell or tissue damage leading into cancer or other diseases.
Highest plant-based source of iron
This superfood contains 7.3 mg of iron per 100 g., which is more than spinach (3.6 mg.) or beef/lamb (2.5 mg.). Iron is a crucial component of hemoglobin, the element in red blood cells that helps us carry oxygen from our lungs to the rest of our body. Therefore, we rely on iron consumption to aid proper oxygen circulation and overall health.
Good source of magnesium
A single tablespoon of cacao has 27 mg. of magnesium (6% of your daily needed value). Magnesium is needed for more than 300 enzymatic reactions, which include muscle contraction and relaxation, bone building, cardiac health, etc. Consequently, cacao helps us keep those levels high to prevent the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Boosts blood flow to brain
Our superfood has been shown to improve blood flow to all organs in the body, reducing the risk for dementia and improving our brain’s ability to solve problems.
Mood enhancer and anti-depressant
Cacao contains neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine and anandamide), which give us feelings of happiness, well-being, joy, delight and bliss.
Since cacao is a big part of this tasty Brownie Bread recipe, by eating it, you’ll be nourishing your body; a slice of this Brownie Bread will give you a great deal of vitamins and minerals.
Share the cacao wealth and break bread with friends and family. Not only will you benefit from great nutrition, but also, from wonderful shared memories.
Hope you guys love this recipe as much as I did. Enjoy! XO
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup raw cacao powder
- 4 large eggs
- 5 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Optional: 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (to top)
- Line 10” bread pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add all ingredients (except chopped walnuts) to a bowl and mix until batter is smooth.
- Pour batter in lined bread loaf, sprinkle chopped walnuts on top and bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool completely, and refrigerate for about 3 hours before slicing. Enjoy!
- 10” bread pan
- Parchment paper
- 1 mixing bowl