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Persimmon Spelt Bread with Chocolate and Fresh Cranberries

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Studded with fresh cranberries, this vegan chocolate persimmon quick bread is so delicious, full of winter flavours and very versatile. Enjoy it It can be served as breakfast or as an afternoon tea snack. If you can't find persimmon, then use mashed banana or applesauce instead.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year! May your home be filled with cakes, candles and all the love that this festive season brings!

  • 100 g Whole grain spelt flour
  • 120 g Refined spelt flour
  • 30 g Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 450 g Persimmon puree
  • 6 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 6 tbsp Coconut oil, melted
  • 60 g Dark chocolate, chopped
  • 150 g Fresh cranberries
  • 1 tsp Icing sugar, to dust, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a standard-size loaf tin with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine together the flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, ginger powder and salt.
  3. Blend together the persimmon puree, maple syrup and melted coconut oil. Add it to the flour mixture and stir until just incorporated. Fold in the chopped chocolate and fresh cranberries.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and bake in the middle of hot oven for about an hour or until a skewer comes out clean when tested. Stand in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar. | © 2015 | | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


Green Thumb 23/12/15 13:32

It looked so good! Merry Christmas!

Vicki Bensinger 23/12/15 15:22

This is healthy & beautiful and shouts out HOLIDAYS all over it! Wishing you the very best this holiday season.

Nancy Chan 23/12/15 15:53

Hello Angie, wishing you and family Merry Christmas!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 23/12/15 16:27

Your bread looks so moist and beautiful studded with cranberries, Angie! That's my kind of fruit cake :) A Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours and best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year, Angie!

Monica 23/12/15 16:52

Happy holidays to you and your family, too, Angie. Thanks for sharing all your recipe recipes with us throughout the year. This bread would be gorgeous on any holiday table!

Alida @mylittleitaliankitchen 23/12/15 17:39

Angie this is so beautiful! So perfect for Christmas I really love your creations. Have a really nice time at Christmas. Ciao!

Evelyne CulturEatz 23/12/15 21:14

This just might be my favorite bread yet! So festive with whole cranberries and you know how much I love Persimmon! Happy Holidays!

The Hungary Buddha 23/12/15 22:14

I'm not sure there is more holiday looking bread. Delightful!

Tricia Buice 23/12/15 23:58

I can't stop looking at those gorgeous cranberries! With chocolate too - very pretty and again using persimmon puree is brilliant! Merry Christmas Angie :)

Gingi 24/12/15 00:32

What a gorgeous holiday recipe!!! I need to make this!!!! - htttp://

Nava K 24/12/15 07:39

Gorgeous and I keep staring at the pictures. Merry Christmas to you and everyone at home.

Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes 24/12/15 11:09

I'll be seeking out persimmons for sure! Looks phenomenal!

Karen Luvswesavory 24/12/15 13:24

Love the look of this gorgeous bread ... the texture is so moist.
Blessed Christmas to you too ^-^!

Unknown 24/12/15 15:54

such a perfect bread for Christmas! looks yum! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Angie! :)

Sue/the view from great island 24/12/15 15:58

You are so talented Angie, this bread is absolutely incredible! I love the way it's studded with those plump cranberries --- luckily I've packed my freezer with tons of them so I can enjoy this over and over again :)

Linda 24/12/15 21:58

It looks absolutely amazing! Merry Christmas to you, dear Angie! :)

Peachy @ The Peach KItchen 25/12/15 00:03

Such a festive looking bread! Happy Holidays, Angie!

MunatyCooking 25/12/15 01:19

Wish you great holidays! This bread looks so yummy I didn't think it was vegan.

Catherine 25/12/15 05:59

Dear Angie, What a beautiful bread for Christmas. I love spelt and this looks wonderful.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. xo Catherine

Adina 25/12/15 08:41

Wonderful looking bread und die liebe geht wirklich durch den Magen. Merry Christmas!

Unknown 25/12/15 19:33

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays my friend!!
This looks so so amazing, so perfect for the holidays season. You always show us something so interesting and yum.
Enjoy hun.

Amy (Savory Moments) 26/12/15 13:02

This is a beautiful bread, Angie - perfect for the holidays! I hope you enjoy your holidays!

lena 26/12/15 15:31

hi angie! a very merry christmas to you too and happy holidays!!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 26/12/15 15:44

Oh my what a wonderful looking treat!

fimere 26/12/15 18:22

un cake parfait et délicieux
joyeuses fêtes de fin d'année

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 26/12/15 20:27

This is one perfect Christmas loaf! The tart cranberries balance out the sweet chocolate--lovely!!! Hope you're enjoying the holidays!

Rafeeda AR 27/12/15 09:23

What an amazing looking bread! Really pretty and I am sure it tasted lovely too...

Ola 27/12/15 12:13

It would look great on each seasonal table!

Tania | My Kitchen Stories 27/12/15 13:03

Hi Angie. How wonderful to be able to bake with fresh Cranberries. So gorgeous. So perfect with chocolate. Happy New Year Angie. I look forward to lots more creative colourful recipes in 2016 x

Kelly 27/12/15 15:58

This is such a beautiful bread, Angie! I love the cranberry and chocolate combo! The persimmon puree sound amazing in here too!

Unknown 27/12/15 16:01

Happy Holidays to you too Angie. This is the most gorgeous bread I have seen so far. I am saving this recipe and would be trying it soon. Love it :)

Geri Saucier 27/12/15 22:57

Beautiful bread. Persimmon is one of my favorite quick breads. The cranberries make this bread very festive and colorful.

Cheri Savory Spoon 28/12/15 04:51

Hi Angie, your spelt recipes are the best, love the creativity. Happy holidays!!! C.

kitchen flavours 28/12/15 07:38

Hi Angie,
Lovely loaf! Looks so moist and delicious, perfect for the festive season! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

FLAVZCORNER 28/12/15 17:34

Merry Christmas Angie!! The loaf looks very festive!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 28/12/15 19:03

Hope the holidays have been treating you well, Angie!! This bread is absolutely GORGEOUS! This would be perfect addition for New Year's brunch (or dessert)! Cheers, my friend and warm wishes for a fabulous New Year!

Harriet Emily 28/12/15 21:36

This bread is gorgeous Angie! I love the combination of chocolate and cranberries. Delicious!

Gloria Baker 28/12/15 23:13

What beautiful bread with cranberries Angie!!! AMAzing!!!

Mother Rimmy 28/12/15 23:35

If I told Mike I was making him chocolate bread, he'd be in heaven! Happy New Year Angie!

Unknown 29/12/15 01:12

Yum! What a wonderful recipe! Looks so flavorful! the pictures are AMAZING! I'm mesmerized, Angie!
Have a happy New Year, dear!

Claudia 29/12/15 02:33

This is the prettiest bread ever! Love that you use persimmons! (I never know what to do with them except eat them.) Merry Christmas!

Unknown 29/12/15 03:10

What a festive holiday bread - I hope you are having a wonderful Holiday Season. Wishing you all the best in the New Year Angie!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 29/12/15 05:31

Such a beautiful bread! Perfect for a holiday meal.
Happy New Year!

Ana Regalado 29/12/15 10:06

What a delicious and festive bread , Angie ! And too pretty to eat :D

[Reply] 30/12/15 15:35

Love all the fresh cranberries in here. Great combo of flavors :-)

grace 31/12/15 14:11

the cranberries are like little jewels! great loaf, to be sure. :)

What's for dessert? 1/1/16 07:48

The bread looks fantastic, I love persimmon!
Happy New Year!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 1/1/16 20:34

What a festive bread with all of those vivid red cranberries! Wishing you a happy and blessed new year in 2016, Angie! Thank you for your friendship throughout the years . . . cheers to many more!

My Inner Chick 3/1/16 22:23

I want a bite or 3! x

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 4/1/16 03:04

The bread looks nice and moist. I bet it taste wonderful!

Anonymous 4/1/16 10:18

I made your lovely persimmon spelt bread with the fresh cranberries & loved every bite! So delightful too! xxx MMMMMM! It was just right in wonderful flavors! xxx

Sue 6/1/16 16:31

What a gorgeous loaf! My husband would especially love it!

Pam 6/1/16 18:18

It looks beautiful and delicious Angie.

Kushigalu 7/1/16 02:20

Gorgeous bread that I have seen :-) In love with this. Bookmarked!

Unknown 7/1/16 02:46

Angie, this bread is gorgeous, the flavors are amazing and the colors are stunning! I love the red on chocolate :) may I ask where did you get that beautiful green board? I love the color!

Hema 11/1/16 15:37

The bread looks so beautiful with the fresh cranberries..

amanda@craftycookingmama 15/1/16 04:13

This bread is absolutely gorgeous! Cranberry anything is my favorite - I can not wait to bake this!!!

Kit @ i-lostinausten 21/1/16 09:10

Tasty bread with fresh cranberries ! YUM!

mary anderson 19/4/19 22:09

that's a perfect duo of chocolate and cranberries love it!

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