Bread.. oh bread. How I love the smell of baking bread, or anything sweet for that matter. And can I tell yo something? 80% of the time, the gluten free food/treats I bake are for the Kiwi. Don’t get me wrong, I eat them too, but I mean I make things I know he will love (flavor wise). Then again, there isn’t much that man won’t eat. Which makes my job easy!
That other 20% of the time, I make something that is MY FAVORITE and then completely hoard it. Okay, I give him a few pieces, then hide the rest. Come on, you know you’ve done that before.
Well, this bread is my craving. My dark chocolate, nutty, molasses craving. And it’s grain free because that’s what my body wanted.
This bread.. it’s rich, in the best possible way. And if you warm it up, add butter or coconut butter, and drizzle with more molasses or dark chocolate sauce, you’re totally allowed to lick the plate.
This bread… I probably make again soon for the Holidays, and the hoard more. Hey, sometimes a Sherpa Wife needs to be selfish. Oh and that I did!Print
Paleo Cocoa Hazelnut Bread with Molasses. Updated 2018
- 1 1/2 grain free flour (ie. cassava flour or almond flour) See notes for baking times.
- 1/4 c arrowroot flour or tapioca starch
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
- 1 cup almond or coconut milk
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2-3 tbsp molasses
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Optional –> to make sweet feel free to add in stevia baking sugar or 1/2 cup coconut sugar/brown sugar, etc.
- Mix your dry ingredients first in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk your eggs and milk. Pour into bowl with dry mix. Whisk until batter is smooth.
- Fold in your hazelnuts and molasses and beat or mix until batter has consistent texture. If there are any flour clumps, be sure to remove them.
- Pour into an oiled 8×4 bread pan and bake at 350F for about 35 to 45 minutes. Check center of bread for doneness at 25 minutes to see how it’s baking.
- If you are using a different flour, it could take longer/shorter. Adjust accordingly.
- Once done, remove and let cool, do not touch, for 15 minutes. The bread will have a very dense cake like texture.
- Once cooled, drizzle with extra molasses, cocoa powder, and chopped hazelnuts to top!
- Makes about 8-9 slices.
You can use other paleo flour like cassava flour here or gluten free multipurpose flour if you don’t have plantain flour
Make this, share if you’d like, or selfishly save it all for YOU! Santa won’t put you on the naughty list quite yet, I promise.
Do you hide food from your family? Favorite way to use Molasses?