Gluten-free chocolate gingerbread quick bread recipe.
Happy Gingerbread National Food Holiday!
Did you know that?
There is no denying how much we love our ginger. And our chocolate. Never enough chocolate nor ginger around here.
Today we are sharing a new recipe in honor of the gingerbread national food holiday.
Gluten free cocoa gingerbread loaf recipe
Or as we like to refer to it…cocoa meets gingerbread.
This recipe makes one dark and divine gingerbread loaf.
We have never really shared a quick bread recipe here on the blog before. Nothing like the present to share one now, right?!?
And being so pleased with this gluten free quick bread recipe, we were anxious to share what we did. This is actually one of the first recipes that once we made it we did not waste anytime to edit the photos and get the post up! haha we need to get better at that
Now after enjoying this gingerbread loaf, we are very eager to create some more flavors! Hope you do not mind as more are on the way…apparently never enough quick bread around here either. As we are rediscovering our hidden love for quick breads (as banana bread was a childhood favorite) . Love that they are quick to make and require no yeast!
What we love about this cocoa gingerbread quick bread is the texture and flavor.
The gingerbread flavor isn’t over powering but just enough to let you know it is there while complimenting the cocoa very nicely – the perfect pairing. The cocoa helps give the bread more depth and provides a richer flavor but keeping a nice balance too. The texture isn’t heavy like a pound cake but is a little denser than a cake. It also slices beautifully, making it a great addition to your holiday table or give as a gift to someone special!
Did you know that quick breads vary widely in the consistency of their dough or batter? For our gingerbread quick bread our batter was a pour batter according to wikipedia. And we made ours oil-free, which was only done my accident.
Seriously each bite was packed with a rich, moist gingerbread punch. Drool!
We like gingerbread, but it’s no chocolate mint flavor combo! Unless, of course, you make chocolate gingerbread than we feel it is a better close battle between which flavor comes out on top!
This cocoa gingerbread is moist and spiced like gingerbread but with a little bite of chocolate from the cocoa powder and chocolate chips sprinkled on top. Love the kick the blackstrap molasses brings to boost the flavor even more! Any other blackstrap molasses fans out there?
A great sweet ginger molasses flavor with a slight chocolately flavor that pairs so perfectly together. Need we say more? Who is ready for a slice?
This quick cocoa gingerbread is becoming our newest addiction.We think a slice (or two or three) is just about the perfect holiday treat. Paired with a big cup of coffee or hot cocoa even better!
The taste of this oh so lovely gingerbread smashes wonderfully with cocoa and ginger-molasses spice. Even non ginger fans approve (aka mom ;))
The texture has the perfect chew-dense-lightness feel to it!
This is a perfect not-too-sweet gingerbread spiced cocoa loaf!
If we say so ourselves.
A rich dark gingerbread infused with cocoa.
We have enjoyed some other spicy treats, like….
Spiced ginger macaroons
Do you like spice? Gingerbread?
till next time,