Starbucks always has such delicious looking treats behind that glass dome and I have never had one. I’m celiac and they really don’t have anything gluten free aside from those rice cripsy treats- they just don’t do it for me. Plus to be honest I rarely eat sugar and if I do it’s usually going to be dark chocolate or gelato. Anyway I was eyeing up their chocolate cinnamon loaf the other day and decided to try to clean it up. I can’t actually tell you if it’s similar because I can’t taste the original so someone let me know! In the meantime it did the trick for me 🙂
- 1/4 cup chia gel (you could sub 1/2 cup applesauce but lose the fabulousness of the chia)
- 1/2 applesauce
- 1/2 cup egg whites from a carton ( or 4 egg whites)
- 1 whole egg
- 3/4 cup xylitol or erythritol (1 cut the sweetness a bit by only using 1/2 cup and it turned out great)
- 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder ( I used Genuine Health Proteins+)
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- pinch of ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (I used vanilla powder)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp xantham gum
- 1/2 cup non fat greek yogurt
- 1/8 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a loaf pans with parchment paper.
Mix chia gel, applesauce and xylitol until well blended. Then add the eggs mixing well.
In another bowl and sift together flour, protein powder, cocoa, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
In a 3rd separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, water and vanilla.
Add the contents of the other two bowls to the egg mixture, alternating between the two until your mixture is fully blended. Be careful not to over mix.
The Starbucks recipe calls for a topping made with cocoa, sugar, ginger and clove but because the xylitol doesn’t really caramelize I skipped it and added the ginger and cloves to the loaf itself. If you wanted the topping you could use coconut sugar in place of the regular,
Bake for 45-50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean