How To Make A Charcoal Black Bread

 By Vanessa

Charcoal bread - Gluten free baking by Chocolate & Quinoa

You've probably heard of activated charcoal, the little black powder that helps detoxify the body by absorbing toxins. But have you thought of using it for baking, as a natural food colorant? 

Whether you are hosting a Sunday brunch or a dinner party black charcoal bread is perfect for you to give a WOW factor to your table. 

All you need to get a beautiful black loaf is to add 2 teaspoons of activated charcoal to our Chia seeds bread mix, combine well with a whisk then proceed to add the wet ingredients. It's that simple! Follow our recipe instructions to bake your bread and voilà! 

Activated charcoal can be found in pharmacy or health food stores. Most charcoal products today come from charred coconut shells. Charcoal is odorless and tasteless, hence it won't affect the flavor of your bread. 

Now if you hear bakeries out there claiming health benefit from their charcoal breads such as gastrointestinal relief, don't get fooled. Charcoal is used in such small quantities that it can't be truly beneficial.

Forget the nutrition and enjoy how this stunning black loaf becomes the talk of your next dinner party! 

Happy baking! 

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