|per 1 serving|
|Fat 7 g||13 %|
|Saturated 2.5 g
+ Trans 0 g
|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 %|
|* DV = daily value|
Chocolate Health Loaf
|Yield : 10 servings||Prep Time: 30 minutes|
|Level : Easy||Cook Time: 1h25 minutes|
- 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
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
Prune puréeBring 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 fruitIn 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 breadIn 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.