Tart cranberries and rich dark chocolate pair perfectly for a breakfast or afternoon treat that is delicious from Thanksgiving right through Christmas
It’s Thanksgiving week and if you are hosting this year, you may have already started some of your preparations. We aren’t hosting this year, but rather heading down to New Jersey on Tuesday to visit with my family. Once MJD and I were engaged, we started doing our holidays together and since our families live pretty far apart (his in MA and mine in NJ), we switch off holidays. Thanksgiving with one family means Christmas with the other that year and then vice versa for the next year. It’s been working well for us so far 🙂
While I definitely want to host a holiday for our families someday, I can only imagine the preparations that go into hosting a major holiday right now. If I am planning a party, I try to get as much done ahead of time as I can and I would guess this would be my same approach if hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas. Especially if you have guests staying with you as I’d want to focus on spending time together rather than in the kitchen the whole time.
If you have people staying over your home during the holidays, one easy thing to prep ahead of time is breakfast. This Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Breakfast Bread is a decadent breakfast treat that can be made ahead of time. Serve it with some fruit, coffee and even a quick scrambled egg for a simple breakfast that would be perfect from Thanksgiving morning right on through to Christmas. I am sure your visitors (or just you!) will love the cranberry and chocolate combo 🙂
What are your Thanksgiving day plans? If you are hosting, what are some of the ways you prep ahead of time for guests?
- Two cups all-purpose flour
- One cup light brown sugar
- 1 and a 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Additional butter or cooking spray to grease pan
Pre-heat oven to 350 Degrees F. Use butter or cooking spray to grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan
Melt four tablespoons of butter and place to side to cool.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until combined and any clumps dissolve.
Add milk, egg and melted butter to dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
Gently stir in cranberries and chocolate chips until evenly distributed in batter.
Pour batter into greased loaf pan, place loaf pan onto cookie sheet and place in pre-heated oven.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick placed in center of loaf comes out cleanly.
Allow to cool on loaf pan for at least 30 minutes before removing out of loaf pan.
Slice once cool to touch.
Wow! Looks delicious !! Can’t wait to make these !
That looks so delicious! I love cranberries in anything and combined with chocolate that sounds amazing! Thanks for posting!
Thanks April- I love cranberries too!
Love this! This looks so delicious and so perfect for the holidays. I’ll have to give the recipe a try.
Thanks Talia! Let me know how you like the bread if you try 🙂
This looks DELICIOUS! I want a piece right now! It would totally make the best breakfast on Thanksgiving morning!
OMG this looks soooo good! Can I just sleep over and have you make me breakfast in bed every monring?! Would that be too much to ask!?!? Hahah!
Anytime! Come back to visit Boston! I’d be happy to- although my hubby may wonder why I don’t do that for him 😉 haha!
xoxo! Thanks Taylor!
This looks so yummy and is right up my alley! Definitely showing this to my hubby (he’s the cook) so he can make it for me!
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Thanks Amanda! Let me know how it turns out if he makes it 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!
This looks so delicious! I’m going to try and make this!
Thanks Alexa! I hope you like it 🙂
Looks amazing!!! I want to try these now!
This breakfast bread looks so decadent and delicious and something I must try! So perfect for the holidays and hosting 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much Meg!
This looks and sounds AMAAAZING! I wish I could just reach through my screen and grab a slice right now. Totally trying this out over the long weekend! Happy Monday babe!
Thank you Kristin! Let me know how you like it if you try!
yum!! are you doing the cranberry blogger recipe challenge with Cape Cod Select?
Thanks Christina! I am not but that sounds delish! I want to check it out 🙂
This looks and sounds so delicious! This looks like the perfect sweet holiday breakfast treat!
Thanks Ellie! 🙂