Recette
Nutrition facts
per 1 serving
Amount % DV*
Calories 250
Fat 7 g 13 %
Saturated 2.5 g
+ Trans 0 g
30 %
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 190 mg 8 %
Carbohydrates 46 g 15 %
  Fibres 7 g 28 %
  Sugars 26 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 15 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 10 %
Iron 15 %
* DV = daily value

Chocolate Health Loaf

Time required: 1h55 minutes
Yield : 10 servings Prep Time: 30 minutes
Level : Easy Cook Time: 1h25 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 250 mL (1 cup) pitted prunes
  • 1 bag green tea
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 1 each: cinnamon stick and long strip orange peel
  • 60 mL (1/4 cup) dried apricots
  • 375 mL (1½ cups) whole wheat pastry flour
  • 60 mL (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp.) baking powder Pinch of salt
  • 50 g coarsely chopped 70%-cocoa dark chocolate
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 175 mL (3/4 cup) 2% milk
  • 75 mL (1/3 cup) margarine
  • 5 mL (1 tsp.) vanilla

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

Prune purée

Bring 125 mL (1/2 cup) water to a boil in a saucepan. Add half of prunes and stir well. Reduce heat to medium and cook prunes, stirring, for about 5 minutes or until a smooth purée is obtained. Pour into a bowl and reserve.

Poached fruit

In the same casserole, cleaned, bring 250 mL (1 cup) water to a boil. Add teabag, 15 mL (1 tbsp.) sugar, cinnamon stick and orange peel. Infuse for 2 minutes. Remove teabag, cinnamon stick and orange peel. Add remaining prunes and apricots. Cook over low heat for 20 minutes, or the syrup has plumped the fruit. Remove from heat; cover and reserve.

Chocolate bread

In a bowl, stir together flour, remaining sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and chopped chocolate. Reserve.

In a separate bowl, mix eggs, prune purée, milk, margarine and vanilla.

Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until batter is smooth and blended. Pour into a greased loaf pan measuring 22 cm x 11.5 cm x 6.5 cm (8½ in. x 4½ in. x 2½ in.). Bake in the oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Serve one slice of chocolate loaf per person, along with poached fruit.

Variation: Just before serving, cover the top of cooled chocolate loaf with your favourite yogurt, a quick and healthy topping when you're short on time.