For Chocolate Lovers!
Chocolate defines desserts, but why limit to after meals? Giant Eagle® has lots of suggestions for making breakfast, breads and more with chocolate.
- This better-for-you Chocolate Soufflé recipe is made with bittersweet chocolate and a splash of cream.
- Pair Chocolate-Almond Coffee Cake this crunchy dessert with a bold, rich roast coffee.
- Dense, hazelnut-flavored Chocolate Bundt Cake includes flaxseed, an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
- Make this delicious Sweet German Chocolate Cake in just 25 minutes.
- Chocolate Bliss Chunk Cookies feature simple ingredients and breezy preparation. You can substitute equivalent weights of coated chocolate candies, white chocolate or dark chocolate for the semi-sweet chocolate. Or, add three to four tablespoons of cocoa powder for extra chocolate flavor. (Editor's note: Cooking times may vary with substitutions — so watch the oven!)
- This Chocolate Truffle Loaf is made with semi-sweet chocolate and heavy cream, then drizzled with raspberry sauce and crowned with fresh raspberries. Yum!
Chocolate breakfasts and breads
Chocolate for special diets
- Chocolate doesn’t have to be off-limits to diabetics. Check out these recipes that are diabetes-appropriate.
- Minimize the fat but enjoy the chocolate in these recipes for weight management.
Dark Chocolate: So good … healthy, too!
The health benefits of dark chocolate are well documented, but don’t ignore the calories! And don’t forget the benefits come from dark chocolate only.
- Moderate amounts of dark chocolate lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Dark chocolate is a potent antioxidant; but don’t mix it with milk, as milk may interfere with the absorption of antioxidants.
- Dark chocolate makes you feel better about almost anything! Its antioxidants release endorphins and serotonin, which affect mood, appetite, sleep, and even pain.
- Flavanols found in cocoa increase blood flow to the brain, which helps you think better.