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This double chocolate oat flour bread is the perfect recipe for weekend baking. It’s gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and even sugar free friendly! It’s one of the easiest (and tastiest!) chocolate breakfast or dessert recipes.
How can I make this double chocolate bread sugar free?
This recipe calls for pure maple syrup as the sweetener, but it can be substituted with a sugar free flavored maple syrup like this one from Lakanto if needed. It’s made from monk fruit and is sugar free. You can also use sugar free chocolate chips in this recipe. Both Lily’s and Let’s Bake Believe offer sugar free chocolate chips.
What ingredients do I need for this double chocolate bread?
This double chocolate bread requires just several simple ingredients. They are:
- oat flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- cocoa powder
- chocolate chips
- flax eggs or regular eggs
- water or dairy free milk
- unsweetened applesauce
- pure maple syrup (or honey)
- olive oil (or coconut oil, melted)
- pure vanilla extract
- vinegar or lemon juice (optional)
Where can I find dairy free chocolate chips?
Both Enjoy Life Foods and Hu Kitchen offer delicious dairy free chocolate chips. Enjoy Life Foods has white, semi-sweet, and dark dairy free chocolate chips. Hu Kitchen offers semi-sweet chocolate chips sweetened only with dates!
Help, I don’t have unsweetened applesauce!
If you don’t have unsweetened applesauce, you can try using diary free yogurt, pumpkin puree, mashed banana, or nut butter as a substitute. I haven’t tried these substitutes in this recipe yet, but they are all common substitutes for applesauce in recipes.
What if I don’t have oat flour?
If you don’t have oat flour on hand, that’s totally fine. You can easily make your own at home! To make homemade oat flour simply blend oats in a high speed blender (or process in a food processor). Blend/process until a flour consistency is reached and use the flour in this recipe.
Can I add another mix-in instead of chocolate chips?
If you don’t want to use chocolate chips, feel free to use another mix-in like chopped nuts or cranberries. Or just omit the chocolate chips entirely!
Do I have to add vinegar/lemon juice?
You don’t need to add vinegar or lemon juice to this recipe but it helps to give the bread a nice rise (the vinegar/lemon juice reacts with the baking soda!). You can think of it like adding buttermilk to a recipe, except you’re simply adding a splash of vinegar or lemon juice!
How do I store this loaf?
I like to store this loaf on the counter for several days or in the fridge for up to a week. For long term storage, simply slice this loaf and store it in the freezer.
Ready to make this double chocolate oat flour bread? Get the recipe below!
Double Chocolate Oat Flour Bread
- 2 1/2 cups oat flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup water or dairy free milk
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/3 cup olive oil or coconut oil, melted
- 3 flax eggs or regular eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp vinegar, optional
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line an 8×5 loaf pan with parchment paper (or you can simply grease it well with cooking spray).
- While the oven is preheating, whisk together the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
- Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, adding each one at a time.
- Once all of the dry ingredients are added, stir the batter well until it is smooth and there are no lumps.
- Gently stir in most of the chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and top with any remaining chocolate chips. Let the loaf sit for 30 minutes in the loaf pan before baking.
- Bake the loaf for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Once baked, let the chocolate bread cool completely in the pan.
- Once the bread is completely cooled, remove it from the pan and slice!
Want more oat flour recipes?
If you like baking with oat flour, try some of these other recipes!