Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Breakfast Bread

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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 andΒ 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

What are your Thanksgiving day plans? If you are hosting, what are some of the ways you prep ahead of time for guests?

xoxo, Jenna

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You’ll Need:

  • 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

To Make:

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.

24 Comments

  1. November 21, 2016 / 9:54 am

    Wow! Looks delicious !! Can’t wait to make these !

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      November 21, 2016 / 11:47 am

      Thanks Samantha!

  2. November 21, 2016 / 10:05 am

    That looks so delicious! I love cranberries in anything and combined with chocolate that sounds amazing! Thanks for posting!

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      November 21, 2016 / 11:48 am

      Thanks April- I love cranberries too!

  3. November 21, 2016 / 10:13 am

    Love this! This looks so delicious and so perfect for the holidays. I’ll have to give the recipe a try.

    XO, Talia

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      November 21, 2016 / 11:48 am

      Thanks Talia! Let me know how you like the bread if you try πŸ™‚

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      November 21, 2016 / 11:49 am

      Thanks girlie!

  4. November 21, 2016 / 10:44 am

    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!
    http://stopdropandvogue.com

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      November 21, 2016 / 11:49 am

      Anytime! Come back to visit Boston! I’d be happy to- although my hubby may wonder why I don’t do that for him πŸ˜‰ haha!
      xoxo! Thanks Taylor!

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      November 21, 2016 / 11:50 am

      Thanks Amanda! Let me know how it turns out if he makes it πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      November 26, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Thanks Alexa! I hope you like it πŸ™‚

  5. Ruthie
    November 21, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    Looks amazing!!! I want to try these now!

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      November 26, 2016 / 5:56 pm

      Thanks Ruthie!

  6. November 21, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    This breakfast bread looks so decadent and delicious and something I must try! So perfect for the holidays and hosting πŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    xxx
    Meg
    theautumngirl.com

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      November 26, 2016 / 5:56 pm

      Thanks so much Meg!

  7. November 21, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    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!

    xox,
    Kristin
    http://www.amidwesternmix.com

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      November 26, 2016 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you Kristin! Let me know how you like it if you try!

  8. November 22, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    yum!! are you doing the cranberry blogger recipe challenge with Cape Cod Select?

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      November 26, 2016 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks Christina! I am not but that sounds delish! I want to check it out πŸ™‚

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      November 26, 2016 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks Ellie! πŸ™‚

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