Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

gluten-free dark chocolate cinnamon bread

This gluten-free dark chocolate cinnamon bread with a vegan dark chocolate and cinnamon swirl is possibly the best bread ever! If you’re looking for gluten and dairy-free bread that’s perfect for those following an allergen-friendly diet, look no further. Make this bread chocolate-free by substituting the chocolate for carob.


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Fall is officially in the air as Houston’s steaming hot summer heat comes to an end. That means it’s time to start whipping out your favorite fall recipes. This gluten-free dark chocolate cinnamon bread will change how you view gluten-free baking. Before transitioning to allergen-friendly recipes, I was all about all-purpose flour, lol. It’s reliable, and I can trust that it will yield the same results repeatedly. Not the case with gluten-free (wheat-free) flours.

Over the weekend, I tried my hand at baking gluten-free bread. I don’t have a bread maker, so finding a recipe I could bake in a loaf pan was my goal. I came across a simple recipe for a snickerdoodle loaf. Due to the original recipe’s ingredients of wheat, eggs, and sour cream, I modified it a bit by incorporating allergen-friendly ingredients. The use of oat flour, flax eggs, and plant-based sour cream allows this recipe to be enjoyed by all!

Gluten-Free dark chocolate cinnamon bread

I’ve created some awful gluten-free desserts, but this gluten-free bread is possibly the best.

What I love about this recipe is its top layer of toasted cinnamon and sugar. I baked this bread for 60 minutes, and although the original recipe only called for 38 minutes, the bread was not done.  Increasing the bake time not only rendered a crispy top, it also allowed the dark chocolate morsels to melt completely. My recommendation would be to ensure that you check your bread at the 30-minute mark and adjust the time accordingly. It’s possible that the use of the flax egg affected the outcome, but I honestly have no idea.

If you’re looking for a treat to make for someone who can’t eat gluten, wheat, or dairy, this is the perfect recipe! I’m willing to bet if you don’t tell anyone this is gluten-free bread, they won’t know. This makes this Gluten-Free, Vegan Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Bread the perfect dessert for any crowd!

Gluten-Free dark chocolate cinnamon bread

Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Bread | Tastybits

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This Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Bread is free of both gluten and dairy. It's jam-packed with delicious sprinklings of vegan dark chocolate, cinnamon and sugar.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Tastybits
Servings 12 slices
Calories 145 kcal


  • 2-½ cups of oat flour
  • 2 tsps of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 2 tsps of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of softened plant-based butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3 flax eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • ¾ cup of plant-based sour cream
  • 1 package of vegan dark chocolate chips

Cinnamon & Sugar Topping

  • 3 tbsps of sugar
  • 3 tsp of cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Prepare flax egg by mixing 3 tbsps of flax egg to 3/4 cups of water and allowing to sit for 5 minutes or until the consistency of an egg is reached
  • In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon until creamy and fluffy. Mix in
    the eggs until well combined then stir in the vanilla and sour cream
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder then add to the cream mixture and mix until well combined. Stir in the vegan dark chocolate chips.
  • In a bowl, mix together 3 tbsps of sugar and 3 tsps of cinnamon
  • Spoon 1/2 of the batter into loaf pan followed by 1/2 of the cinnamon and sugar mix.
  • Pour remaining batter into pan and add top with remaining cinnamon and sugar mix.
  • Bake In a preheated oven to 350° bake for 40 minutes
  • Remove from over, test and add more cook time if needed.
  • Allow bread to cool for 20 minutes prior to serving.


  1. The original recipe calls for 38 minutes of cook time, but I found that more bake time was needed. I suggest testing this recipe and adding the necessary bake time required to reach full doneness. I baked for a total of 60 minutes.
Keyword allergen free, allergen friendly, Baking, baking bread, Bread, Gluten Free Baking, Vegan Baking

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