Double Chocolate Buckwheat Bread

Thought: Who doesn’t like bread?

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I mean honestly, you can say that you don’t like bread.. you can say that you don’t like carbs.. but we know you’re lying. In my opinion I don’t think there is anything better than a warm, fresh slice of bread smeared with butter. (Well, maybe fresh bedding but the two are close tie.)

I feel kind of bad for bread. He’s gotten such a bad rep lately, people have like totally cut him out their lives. It doesn’t have to be this way you know?

Bread has more potential than given it’s give credit for. Take this recipe for example, it is crammed full of nutritious superfood benefits:

Flax and Chia Seed: great source of omega 3 (an essential fatty acid) and fibre.

Cacao: (not to be confused with cocoa) contains powerful antioxidants as well as the micronutrients magnesium and iron.

Walnuts: have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits and can help protect against cardio vascular disease and metabolic syndrome.

Buckwheat Flour: Buckwheat is a fruit seed making it a good substitution for those with a wheat intolerance. Buckwheat flour compared to refined white flour has a significantly lower effect on our blood sugar.

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Makes 1 Loaf

1 1/3 cup buckwheat flour
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1/3 cup North Coast Naturals chocolate whey (sub your choice of protein powder or use more flour/cacao)
2 tbsp ground flax seed + 6 tbsp of water to make flax egg
1/4 tsp himalayan sea salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup dark buckwheat honey (sub your choice of sweetener)
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup almond milk

toppings:
2 tbsp cacao nibs
2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375. Mix all dry ingredients together. Blend wet ingredients together until smooth and then mix into dry until combined, if dough is too dry add more almond milk (dough will be fairly thick). Pour into greased loaf pan and sprinkle toppings on. Bake at 375 for 1 hour. Let loaf cool completely before removing from loaf pan.

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Follow the steps listed above and you will find yourself with a dense, brownie-like-loaf that tastes like dessert but is nutritious like a salad.

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Comments

  1. ooh that looks good. I’ve never heard of buckwheat sweetner. Agreed that carbs are the best!
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  2. ummm.. yes please!
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  3. Amazing! I love all thing buckwheat…and then with chocolate!?
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