Delicious Gluten-Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread Recipe

Hello there, foodies and health enthusiasts! Today, I want to share with you a recipe that will surely become your next go-to for indulgent yet guilt-free baking. Allow me to introduce my Gluten-Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread Recipe.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am always on the lookout for recipes that are not only delicious but also wholesome and nutritious. With this recipe, I took the challenge of creating a dessert that is free of gluten, dairy, and any artificial additives or preservatives.

I understand how challenging it can be to find gluten-free desserts that still have the depth of flavors and textures that we all crave. I have experimented with different flours and ingredients until I found the perfect combination for this recipe. It is made with almond flour instead of wheat flour, which not only makes it gluten-free but also rich in healthy fats and proteins.

Additionally, my Gluten-Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread Recipe is infused with amaretto liqueur that gives a delicious subtle almond flavor to the tea bread base while adding a layer of sophistication to this classic tea-time treat. And let’s not forget about the star of the show–the sunken dark chocolate streusel that gives every slice a touch of decadence.

So get your aprons ready and follow me through the simple steps of making this easy-to-make yet impressively delicious Gluten-Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread. Have a slice (or two) with a cup of hot tea, curl up in your cozy nook, and enjoy some guilt-free indulgence any time of the day.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread
Gluten Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread

Picture this: a soft, succulent slice of chocolate amaretto tea bread, perfect for when you are cocooned in blankets on a chilly winter evening. The scent of cocoa, warm and inviting, wafts through the air, making your mouth water. But wait, there’s more! This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.

Who says eating healthy means compromising on taste? With this recipe, you can indulge without any guilt. It ticks all the boxes for those on a restricted diet – no gluten, no dairy, no problem. Instead of ordinary flour, we use almond flour and gluten-free flour to create a wholesome base. Almond flour not only helps to keep the bread moist and fluffy but also gives out a nutty aroma that marries perfectly with the chocolate flavor.

The secret ingredient here is amaretto liqueur – which takes this recipe from just another chocolate cake to something extraordinary. It elevates the flavor profile of the bread with its sweet, nutty taste that pairs beautifully with dark chocolate. Trust me when I say; one slice of this is not enough.

But what sets this chocolate amaretto tea bread apart is its versatility. You can serve it at any time – as breakfast bread, with coffee or tea for an afternoon snack or even as a dessert item; topped with whipped cream, berries or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

It’s also easy to make – no fancy equipment or complex methods are necessary. All you need are a couple of mixing bowls, an oven and some patience while waiting for the bread to cool down (so you don’t burn your tongue!).

From brunches to dinner parties or just cozy nights in by yourself, this chocolate amaretto tea bread recipe is perfect for any occasion. So why wait? Give it a try today and treat yourself to something special!

Ingredient List

 A peek into the lusciousness of this Gluten-Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread!
A peek into the lusciousness of this Gluten-Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delicious Gluten Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread:

For the Tea Bread:
– 1 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
– 1/2 cup almond flour
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 2 large eggs, room temperature
– 1/2 cup whole milk or almond milk, at room temperature
– 2 tbsp amaretto liqueur
– 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Streusel Topping:
– 1/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
– 1/4 cup granulated sugar
– 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
– 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
– Pinch of salt

Optional Mix-ins:
– Dried fruit soaked in amaretto liqueur (like cherries or apricots)
– Chopped white chocolate bits

Ensure that all your ingredients are fresh and rich in flavor to achieve a perfect result.

The Recipe How-To

 The chocolate sprinkles are an irresistible addition to this tea bread.
The chocolate sprinkles are an irresistible addition to this tea bread.

Now that we’ve covered the ingredients, let’s dive into the recipe how-to. But first, preheat the oven to 350°F.

1. Mix dry ingredients

In a bowl, combine gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt. Then mix in ground almonds.

2. Mix wet ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.

3. Combine wet and dry ingredients

Gradually mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Continue to stir until combined.

4. Add chocolate and amaretto

Fold in chopped pieces of dark chocolate and drizzle in some of your favorite amaretto liqueur.

5. Pour into loaf pan

Pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan, smoothing out the top with a spatula.

6. Add streusel topping (optional)

For an extra crunch, top the bread mixture with a homemade chocolate streusel recipe consisting of gluten-free flour, cocoa powder, butter, and a pinch of salt.

7. Bake

Bake for around 50-60 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.

And voila! Your delicious gluten-free chocolate amaretto tea bread is ready to be served!

Substitutions and Variations

 When nature's sweetness meets the goodness of amaretto, you get this beauty.
When nature’s sweetness meets the goodness of amaretto, you get this beauty.

Oh, don’t worry darlings! I’ve got you covered with some variations for this scrumptious Gluten Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread Recipe. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out some of these substitutions and variations and let me know what you think.

– Flour Substitutions: You can switch out the gluten-free flour with almond flour, oat flour or coconut flour in the same amount listed in the recipe. Each of these flours will give a unique texture to your tea bread. For instance, almond flour will make your bread more dense and nutty while oat flour will make it softer and sweeter.

– Chocolate: Instead of using dark chocolate, feel free to use white chocolate in the recipe to create a vibrant contrast to the loaf. Additionally, adding nuts such as almonds or hazelnuts will add another layer of texture and flavor to the chocolatey goodness.

– Fruit Variations: For the extra sweet-tooth lovers who want to make their tea bread with a fruity twist, soaking dried fruits such as cherries or cranberries in amaretto liqueur before added them into the recipe is absolutely delightful.

– Spices: Adjusting spices in your recipe is an important way to elevate the flavor profile of your dish. After all isn’t it about adding some heat? Spice up your bread with a teaspoon of cinnamon or even a dash of nutmeg for an aromatic punch.

Remember loves, there are always ways to tweak recipes that reflect your personal taste! Play around and find out what works best for you with these substitutions and variations to customize this Gluten-Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread Recipe even further.

Serving and Pairing

 A slice of this chocolatey tea bread will melt your heart away.
A slice of this chocolatey tea bread will melt your heart away.

Oh my, there is nothing quite like a warm, freshly baked slice of this delicious Gluten-Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread paired with a lovely cup of hot tea or coffee. But who says you have to stop there?

The nutty flavor of the almond flour combined with the rich, dark cocoa powder and the sweet, subtle hint of amaretto all come together in perfect harmony to make this tea bread the perfect sweet treat for any occasion.

When serving, I personally like to dust each slice with some powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness. Or, if you’re feeling fancy, why not serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some fresh fruit on top? Yum!

This tea bread is also great as a dessert for a dinner party or potluck. Cut it into bite-sized pieces and watch as your guests marvel at the delicate chocolate streusel detail and sunken chocolate bits scattered throughout. They won’t believe that it’s gluten-free too!

In terms of pairing, I find that this tea bread goes particularly well with Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea or even with a warm cup of Italian coffee. The nuttiness of the almond flour complements the earthy tones in the tea or coffee beautifully, making for a truly indulgent experience.

But don’t just take my word for it – try it out for yourself and experiment with what works best for you!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Every bite of this gluten-free tea bread is worth the indulgence.
Every bite of this gluten-free tea bread is worth the indulgence.

Once you have made this gluten-free chocolate amaretto tea bread recipe, you can safely store it for a few days. Its moistness makes it perfect for storing in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to three days.

If you want to prepare the cake ahead of time, you can keep it fresh and moist by freezing it for up to three months. Slice it into portions and wrap each piece tightly in plastic wrap before storing them in a freezer-safe container.

When you are ready to serve the cake, let it thaw completely either overnight in the refrigerator or for a few hours at room temperature. Once thawed, you can reheat the cake in a preheated oven set to 350°F for about 10-15 minutes or until warm.

Alternatively, you can reheat individual slices of the cake by microwaving them for 10-15 seconds before enjoying.

I recommend serving the gluten-free chocolate amaretto tea bread with a dollop of whipped cream or dusting some powdered sugar on top for added sweetness! It’s perfect with a cup of hot tea or coffee or as an indulgent dessert after dinner.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Here it is, the Gluten-Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread—in its full and delicious glory!
Here it is, the Gluten-Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread—in its full and delicious glory!

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know that not everyone is a natural-born baker. Yet, with the right tips and tricks, anyone can create delicious gluten-free baked goods. So here are my top tips for ensuring perfect results when making this Gluten-Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread Recipe:

1. Measure Accurately: As this recipe does not have gluten to bind the ingredients together, it’s essential to measure accurately to ensure the bread rises properly. Use a scale of measuring cups and spoons to avoid mistakes.

2. Check Your Oven Temperature: Make sure your oven is at the correct temperature before baking. To confirm this, you can use an oven thermometer.

3. Prepare Your Pan: The Gluten-Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread Recipe requires lining the pan with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Don’t skip this step! It makes removing the bread from the pan a breeze.

4. Don’t Overmix: When mixing your batter, be careful not to overmix it as this can make your bread dense and heavy.

5. Let It Cool: Be patient and let your bread cool completely in the pan before removing it. This will prevent it from crumbling or falling apart.

6. Slicing: Using a serrated knife will make cutting through the dark chocolate streusel easier and will allow for a cleaner slice.

7. Add Whipped Cream: For an extra indulgent treat, add a dollop of whipped cream on top of each slice when serving.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create moist, fluffy, and delicious Gluten-Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread that is sure to impress even non-gluten-free eaters!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Gluten Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread Recipe is a must-try for all gluten-free and dairy-free food enthusiasts. The recipe is versatile and easy to make, and it can be customized to suit one’s taste preferences.

By using almonds instead of flour, you are making a healthy upgrade to your cake, and the richness of the dark chocolate and the almond flavor will leave your taste buds asking for more. And if you love amaretto liqueur, then this recipe will give you an irresistible combination of flavors that will delight your senses.

Moreover, this recipe is perfect for all occasions and can be served as a tea bread or a cake. It makes an excellent addition to your breakfast menu or can be served as a dessert with a scoop of ice cream. You can also store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days or freeze it for up to six months without losing its freshness.

In conclusion, this gluten-free and dairy-free recipe is a game-changer for people with dietary restrictions who do not want to miss out on the pleasure of enjoying delicious pastries. Try it today and savor the rich flavors of almonds and chocolate with every bite. Happy baking!

Gluten Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread

Gluten Free Chocolate Amaretto Tea Bread Recipe

I call this a tea bread because it is not super sweet like a pound cake, but does have the same texture. Next time I play around with it, I think I may add a bit more milk and butter and see what happens. I used Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour mix with great success.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 283.8 kcal


  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 300F and grease metal loaf pan.
  • Melt unsweetened chocolate, 2T butter and powdered sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Once smooth, remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract, and set aside.
  • Whisk together gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
  • In a large bowl (or stand mixer), beat butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about two minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat well, using rubber spatula as needed.
  • Add vanilla and almond extracts to milk.
  • Add half the flour mixture to the butter mixture, combine well.
  • Add milk to the batter, mix well.
  • Add remaining flour mixture to batter, mix well.
  • Spread half the batter into prepared loaf pan. Drizzle top with 2/3 of chocolate mixture. Dollop with remaining batter.
  • Using a butter knife, gently swirl batter in pan.
  • Drizzle top with remaining chocolate mixture.
  • Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Serving: 82gCalories: 283.8kcalCarbohydrates: 24.1gProtein: 3.9gFat: 20.4gSaturated Fat: 12.3gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 533.5mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 21g
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