The top is flaky and delicate, similar to the tops of brownies. The inside is light, but not too light, with a good cake crumb. The taste is dark cocoa, earthy, roasted coffee, nutty.
You are indulging, but not overindulging. You are savoring.
I used a combination of buckwheat flour and ground rolled oats for the base. I wanted to increase the mineral and fiber content, since carbohydrates comprise the majority of the macronutrient content of this bread. There’s a good amount of fat as well from the oil, which would help with blood glucose control and satiety, i.e. prevention of eating the whole loaf. I am very glad these flours worked out, as sometimes heavier flours can result in denser/undesirable textured breads. This base is a keeper, and I will definitely be experimenting more with it in the future. I would think awesome muffins could be made too, maybe a goto breakfast muffin, maybe cut some sugar.
This would be complementary to drinking a chocolate stout- a warm evening snack and libation pairing, or even a leisurely Sunday morning. I used my favorite here- Founder’s Breakfast Stout, which happens to be my favorite beer overall to date. I try and stock up whenever I can. It’s a lovely reminder that winter is around the corner. Fall is always a beautiful time..cold weather and my favorite chocolate stouts.
Inspiration from Recipe Redux November theme: creative quick breads
1 C buckwheat flour
1 C old fashioned thick rolled oats
1 C coconut palm sugar
3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1.5 tsp ground coffee
1/2 tsp finely ground sea salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 C solid coconut oil
1 C chocolate stout, room temperature*
1/2 C plain kefir, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
*Bring out these ingredients from the fridge prior to baking (no more than 2 hours for the eggs and kefir- food safety issues) so that they are at room temp when mixing. Eggs purchased from the farmer’s market are generally sold unrefrigerated and can be kept on the counter if so. You can find beer in the aisles rather than the refrigerated section too, but don’t let this limit your beer selection, just keep one out on the counter if cold.