This chocolate gingerbread loaf is topped with a sweet gingerbread tea glaze. It’s the perfect holiday sweet treat.
For something like 29.5 years, I didn’t care for gingerbread at all. Never understood the hype and a flat crunchy brown cookie was not going to convince me otherwise (chewy and soft is where the cookie love is at!). But then I made these chocolate chunk molasses gingerbread cookies and had a change of heart. They were soft, chewy, filled with chocolate (the perfect gingerbread accompaniment in my opinion) and just the thing to make me realize there were other ways to enjoy the flavor besides the iced flat brown cookie dude.
And let me tell you, I’ve gingerbread-ed all.the.things this year. From pancakes, to waffles to pork chops (yep, made this tea glazed pork chop recipe with gingerbread tea too!) and more. I’ve gone through three boxes of Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Spice tea and it’s not even Christmas yet. Opening the latest box though got me thinking how delicious the tea would be infused into a bread and then drizzled in more gingerbread flavor in the form of a glaze.
Which is exactly what this bread is. It’s a hearty little loaf made with buckwheat and whole wheat flours but it packs a seriously flavorful punch. The flavor from the tea and spices comes through in a big way but isn’t super overwhelming since it’s paired with the chocolate. Each bite is spicy, chewy and chocolaty with a sweet crunchy exterior from the glaze. It’s everything I want in a holiday dessert.
Besides infusing the teas into your baked goods this season, Celestial Seasonings holiday teas (Candy Cane Lane, Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride and Gingerbread Spice) also make great stocking stuffers for tea lovers. The aromatic blends of each one make you feel like you’re sitting right in front of the Christmas tree with the fire going in the background.
For the Chocolate Gingerbread Loaf:
For the Tea Glaze:
For the bread
For the Glaze
*This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings. All content (besides their drink recipes) and opinions are my own.