Guest Post with the lovely Free Spirit Eater! (Chocolate Chai Tea Bread)

Hello Lovelies!

This morning I’m thrilled to turn my blog over to an awesome new blogger friend of mine, Kym.  She is talented, a sweetheart, and I can’t wait to share her delicious recipe with you all.  Kym has chosen to share with us a delightful Chocolate Chai Tea Bread.  Although this recipe isn’t skinny, it also isn’t really un-healthy either, plus every now and then we all should indulge in something as scrumptious as this bread!

And now without further ado I turn my blog over to Kym!

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Hello Sweet Prima Donna readers!

My name is Kym and I write the food blog, Free Spirit Eater. I once was a line cook but quit the restaurant industry to pursue a career as a food culture writer and photographer. I freelance for different websites as a recipe developer and restaurant reviewer. I photograph for Wealth in Wellness Magazine and intern for Easy Eats. 

But I got my start through food blogging, so you can imagine how excited I am to be guest posting for Brooke. It’s fascinating to meet such incredibly talented food bloggers, and extremely flattering when they happen to be just as excited to meet you. She’s gorgeous, fun, talented, creative and makes some mouth watering desserts that look too good to be true, or even guilt free. Her photos are crisp, and leave you wanting more. 

I only recently discovered her blog, and was astonished to learn Brooke is not only 17 but a newbie at the food blogging game. I already see a bright future for her in food blog biz. We immediately clicked when I reached out to her via email, we even had the same suggestion. A recipe swap! So today I take over Brooke’s beautiful blog.

You see I have this thing for chai tea. After living my entire 23 years without enjoying any tea in existence, was finally converted early this year upon tasting my first cup of steaming chai tea. I immediately recognized the ginger and clove. The brilliantly combined spices inspired me to experiment with my new found love for this tea. I’ve made Plum Chai Tea Fruit Leather and even a Mango Chai Tea Gelee. 

I had already tackled and conquered chai tea with fruits in dessert, but what about exotic tea with a more robust flavor in a heavier dessert? Would it work? 

I am thrilled to report that it absolutely does! 

The chocolate and chai tea compliment one another. The chai tea bread is thick, moist and chocolatey with a hint of ginger, clove and cinnamon. The texture is great for making a chocolate bread pudding or even chocolate French toast. I look forward to creating a gluten free version and adding some crunch to it. such as chopped nuts or toffee.

It has quite a unique flavor, so I suggest you test it out on your friends and have them guess what’s in it. It also makes for a great breakfast or dessert when you’re bored of the same old options. =]  

 

Chocolate Chai Tea Bread

(Chocolate Chai Tea Bread. Photo taken by Kym- The Free Spirit Eater) 

Recipe by Kym The Free Spirit Eater

Ingredients

1 cup of steaming hot water

2 individual bags of chai tea

1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips

½ stick of butter, room temperature

1 cup of brown sugar

¼ cup of honey

3 eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla

2 cups of all purpose flour

½ cup of flax seed meal

2 tablespoons of baking powder

1 teaspoon of salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of loaf pan.

Add tea bags to steaming hot water, after 30 seconds add the chocolate chips tea, allow to sit for 7 minutes, remove tea bags.

In another bowl, combine brown sugar and creamy butter until just combined. Add honey, eggs and vanilla to mixture. Whip until all ingredients are combined, will be slightly lumpy. Add melted chocolate and tea mixture, stir until combined.

In another bowl, combine all purpose flour, flax seed meal, baking powder and salt until all are fully incorporated. Add to the wet bowl mixture with a rubber spatula until all ingredients have come together to create a thick batter.

Pour into your greased loaf pan. Place in oven for 40-50 minutes. Yields 8 slices.

(Chocolate Chai Tea Bread. Photo taken by Kym- The Free Spirit Eater) 

Here are some other delish recipes from Kym’s website as well with similar flavors:

(Mango Chai Tea Gelee. Photo by Kym- The Free Spirit Eater)

Mango Chai Tea Gelees

Click here for the recipe

(Plum Chait Tea Fruit Leather. Photo by Kym- The Free Spirit Eater)

Plum Chai Tea Fruit Leather

Click here for the recipe

I’m loving this recipe for two reasons.  First off it looks absolutely delicious, kind of like a sweet fruity candy, and to make things even better it’s healthy!  28 calories per strip, and the nutritional stats for fiber, fat, and vitamins are phenom for such a low cal food!  Yes, I will be making this soon… or now. (:

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Tea is something that I enjoy year round, especially Chai, which I count as my favorite amongst the hot teas, and with Fall right around the corner the warm flavors of tea are even more alluring.  This bread will be a welcomed treat in my home, and I hope that you, and your friends and families are able to give it a try as well!

Thanks again so much Kym for sharing!

Don’t forget to head on over to The Free Spirit Eater to check out all of her other mouthwatering desserts and other recipes and show her site some love!

P.S- be sure to head on over to Kym’s blog to check out the recipe for my Skinny Glazed Cinnamon Bun Muffins (105 calories!)

(Skinny Glazed Cinnamon Bun Muffin. Photo by Me- Brooke B.)

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