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Orange Olive Oil Bread With Chocolate [Vegan]

This orange olive oil bread celebrates the brightness of oranges with lots of citrusy notes and floral olive oil. This sweet treat is also studded with chunks of bittersweet chocolate! Enjoy this with a hot citrusy tea or a glass of almond milk.

This Recipe is: Dairy Free | Vegan

Ingredients (Serves: 8-10 | Cook Time: 50)

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar plus 1 teaspoon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2/3 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a loaf pan, lining the bottom with parchment paper.
Step 2: In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
Step 3: Add in olive oil, 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla extract, almond milk, orange zest, and apple cider vinegar. Stir until well mixed.
Step 4: With a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula, incorporate chopped chocolate into the mixture.
Step 5: Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes in preheated oven, removing when a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean with no wet, undercooked batter.
Step 6: Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine orange juice and remaining 1 teaspoon sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, until the sugar dissolves.
Step 7: Pour orange juice mixture over warm loaf and let cool for another 10-20 minutes before removing from pan and serving.