I’ve been having slices of this loaf for breakfast every day this past week! Sometimes I’ve had another slice for tea in the afternoon… heh.
It might look like there’s a lot of instructions in the recipe, but it’s really simple to make! I think it’s perfect to make over the weekend, store in the fridge and eat over the week. So it’s great if you need something really quick to grab and eat in the morning.
This recipe is vegan and also oil-free. It’s more like chocolate and orange bread rather than a cake. The marble effect is just for fun (and for the -aesthetic-), but if you don’t want to do it, the fine! Just add in the ingredients for the chocolate part of the loaf to the rest of the batter!
As always, I hope you enjoy this recipe, and if you do make it, share it with me!
Chocolate Orange Marble Loaf
- 1 cup spelt flour
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp orange zest of about 2 large oranges
- 1 orange juiced
- 3/4 cup plant mylk I used cashew mylk
- 1/4 cup almond yoghurt
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Chocolate Swirl
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 3 tbsp plant mylk
- 50 grams vegan chocolate I used 85% Dark from Loving Earth
- 3 tbsp plant mylk
- Orange zest optional
- Almond shreds optional
- Desiccated coconut optional
- Line a loaf pan with baking paper. You can use clips to hold the paper in place! Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Slowly incorporate all the wet ingredients into the dry.
Creating the Marble Effect
- Separate the batter into two portions.
- In one portion, add the cacao powder and plant mylk and mix well.
- Add 1 tablespoon of the first half of the batter, and the add 1 tablespoon of the chocolate batter directly over the orange batter that is in the pan. Keep doing this and alternating between the two batters, adding in spoonful by spoonful.
- Use a satay stick (skewer) to swirl the batter, but be careful not to overmix it (or you won’t have a marble effect anymore!).
- Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
Chocolate Ganache (optional)
- This step is optional, but I love the chocolate ganache on the loaf! Simply melt down the chocolate using a double boiler and mix in the plant mylk (it may seem that it’s not combining well at first, but just keep mixing and you’ll get a nice thick ganache!).
- Let the loaf cool before you spread your ganache on top. Top with nuts, orange zest and desiccated coconut if you wish!