This gluten-free chocolate streusel bread recipe was developed exclusively for Nuts.com and our customers by Miryam Quinn Doblas, Registered Dietitian (RD). Miryam shares her passion for cooking and baking on her website, Eat Good 4 Life.
It’s been a while since I baked something but today I wanted to make a quick bread that was comforting, sweet and nutritious at the same time. My easy-to-make gluten-free chocolate streusel bread tastes like dessert, and passes for breakfast. It’s similar to coffee cake, but made with ingredients that lend a health boost.
The chocolate streusel bread is gluten-free with great texture and substance, thanks to this versatile kitchen staple: gluten-free all purpose baking flour. The recipe can also be made vegan with a couple recipe modifications. In place of a regular egg, create a “flax egg” by whisking together 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of water. Once the mixture is well-combined, place it in the fridge and let it chill for 15 minutes. Substitute it for the regular egg in your recipe. The Greek yogurt can be replaced with dairy-free yogurt.
I incorporated hemp seeds into the streusel topping to contribute extra nutrition and crunch. Hemp seeds are a powerhouse of easily-digestible protein containing all nine essential amino acids. They also provide an ideal balance of essential fatty acids, a rich source of vitamin E, zinc, iron and more. I’ve been meaning to add more of this superfood to my diet, and using hemp seeds in baking is a great option. You can also toss them over salads, yogurt, or just eat them raw. They have a crunchy texture and nutty flavor that creates a nice complement for granola and other snacks.
The soft bread has a crumbly layer of streusel goodness made from a mixture of walnuts, shredded coconut, dark chocolate chips, sugar and a dash of cinnamon. Crunchy walnuts bestow heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, while light and crisp shredded coconut provides fiber. The melted dark chocolate and sugar-cinnamon sweetness make for a special treat that is perfect alongside a cup of coffee or tall glass of milk. I served my gluten-free chocolate streusel bread with a generous drizzling of melted dark chocolate over the top. Enjoy!
This recipe was developed and photographed exclusively for Nuts.com by Miryam Quinn Doblas, RD, of Eat Good 4 Life.