This chocolate and extra virgin olive oil brioche recipe is a perfect treat for breakfast: it is a good source of protein, fibre, vitamins and even of Omega 3 as it contains flax seeds. Add to your breakfast a homemade fruit smoothie and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and you will get the right balance of all your nutritional needs that will keep you full and energized all morning.
Makes one large loaf
– 4 Organic eggs
– 100g Unrefined dark muscovado sugar
– 100ml Extra virgin olive oil
– 50ml Almond milk
– 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
– 70g Organic plain flour
– 70g Organic whole wheat flour
– 2 Tablespoons milled flax seeds
– 30g Organic Cocoa
– 1 Tablespoon baking powder
– A Pinch of salt
– 50g Dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
2. Line a loaf tin with non-stick baking paper and set aside.
3. In a large bowl beat the eggs with a hand mixer. Add the dark muscovado sugar and continue mixing until dissolved. Then mix in the extra virgin olive oil and the almond milk.
4. Next add in the plain and the whole-wheat flours, the milled flax seeds, the cocoa, the vanilla extract, the pinch of salt and the baking powder. And mix it well until just combined.
5. Fill the loaf tin with the batter. Add on top of the loaf a few dark chocolate chips. And bake in the middle of the oven for 35 min at 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack.
Tip: My serving suggestion is to add some homemade strawberry jam on top of the brioche slices.
I am Margarita Ribot, the cook, photographer and blogger behind Tasty Mediterraneo, a vegetarian food blog where I share healthy, simple and affordable recipes from the Mediterranean cuisine. I grew up in Spain enjoying the healthy Mediterranean diet and lifestyle and I am passionate about healthy eating and cooking Mediterranean recipes.
With the hectic lives that we lead in today’s society, many people are far from having healthy eating and lifestyle habits. I believe that a balanced diet such as the Mediterranean diet is key to live healthy longer and to put you at a lower risk for chronic diseases.
With the hope of encouraging many of you to preparing healthy recipes at home I leave you with one of my favourite quotes:
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates.