Ok, I have a funny story to tell you. You’ll be amused, I promise. K, here goes. Shortly after we graduated college Jaryd and I went to a party. Our friend lived in a house with some buddies and we went there for some usual shenanigans. One of the roommates was less than thrilled Jaryd was in attendance…
See, this roommate, let’s call him “Bill” to protect the guilty, thought that Jaryd was too good looking and was quoted as saying, “We need to get him out of here.” Apparently the one other chick (besides me) that was at this sausage fest would find Bill sub par next to Jaryd’s adonis stature and jawline. Cue eye roll.
Well, about an hour into the party, Jaryd went upstairs to go to the bathroom and I hung downstairs chatting. Bill came up to me and said, “Hey did Jaryd talk to you yet? He’s ready to leave.” Ok, I thought. That’s weird. Jaryd usually has to be the last to leave anywhere. We just got here, but whatevs it’s not that much fun, let’s leave.
As Jaryd came down the stairs he looked at me, a bit unusually and was like, “You ready?”
I said, “Yeah, let’s head out,” and we said our goodbyes, got in the car and began to drive home.
Well, we got a few blocks away and he turns to me and says, “So why did you want to leave?” And there you have it. The “Wait… what?!” moment where we realize ol’ Billy boy had us.
While Jaryd was upstairs Bill told Jaryd, that I was ready to leave. Then he bustled downstairs and told me the same. Creative, crafty, manipulative. Unfortunately I don’t think it helped his game that night (ever) but hey, worth a shot right?
Anyway, sometimes my stories relate to my food and sometimes they’re just random. I’ll tell you this, though. I 100% was drinking beer that night at the aforementioned party. And I 100% regret that it wasn’t DuClaw.
When DuClaw came out with their Imperial Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, yes you read that right CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER. I needed it.
I think I’m going to buy some bottles for stocking stuffers, because you guys, this beer is insanely delish. It’s silky smooth with a roasted malt flavor and subtle notes of fruit and coffee. It’s big. It’s bold. It has you saying “For Pete’s Sake, that’s delicious” after just one sip. But really, who stops after one sip.
I love using beer in cooking. I made this Drunken Pumpkin Chicken Chili with DuClaw’s fall pumpkin beer and I had to try my hand at baking with this delicious chocolatey peanut buttery goodness. When I was growing up my mom would always bake breads and have my brother and I deliver them to our neighbors with an adorable “Merry Christmas.” Coffee Walnut Chocolate Chip was my fav. So, here goes. A boozy version of my childhood favorite. Because isn’t that how life goes?! Wait, what?
This bread is so moist, so gooey and so chocolatey. The malt and coffee flavors shine through in the best possible way. Don’t even get me started on the gorgeous color and crunchy top. I’m in lurve. It’s one of those holiday breads that’s really like a cake, but we call it bread so we can eat it in the morning with our coffee. It’s the perfect thing to make for that holiday party, that neighbor present, that teacher gift, that um, Tuesday night. Everyone in my family loved this and I know you will too.
milk, coffee, DuClaw Imperial Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter and let’s make some low carb Walnut Chocolate Chip Beer Bread:
In a large bowl combine the almond flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
In a medium bowl, whisk together your beer, peanut butter, and agave nectar.
In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Pour the eggs into the beer bowl, whisking constantly as you pour.
Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients bowl and whisk to combine. This will get all sorts of fizzy and fun.
Sprinkle the flax seed meal on top and fold it in with a rubber spatula. Set aside for 5 minutes.
Line a bread pan with some parchment paper. I like to do this because it makes it incredibly easy to remove from the pan when it’s done baking.
Using a rubber spatula, fold in most of the chocolate chips and walnuts, reserving some for the topping.
Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips and walnuts on the top and bake it for 60 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting. To remove the bread from the pan, pull the edges of the parchment paper and peel them off the bread.
I could eat this all. day. long.
- 3 cups blanched almond flour
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 t. baking powder
- ½ t. sea salt
- 12 oz. DuClaw For Pete's Sake Imperial Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter
- 3 eggs, beaten
- ½ cup agave nectar
- ½ cup natural peanut butter
- 2 T. ground flax seed meal
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- In a large bowl combine your almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the beer, peanut butter, and agave nectar.
- In a small bowl, whisk your eggs.
- While you're whisking the wet ingredients, pour the eggs into the wet bowl, whisking constantly until combined.
- Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients bowl and whisk to combine.
- Sprinkle the flax meal over the batter and fold it in. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
- Line a bread pan with some parchment paper. I like to do this because it makes it incredibly easy to remove from the pan when it's done baking.
- Using a rubber spatula, fold in most of the chocolate chips and walnuts, reserving some for the topping.
- Pour the batter into the lined baking pan.
- Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips and walnuts on the top and bake it for 55-60 minutes, until firm.
- Allow to cool before removing from pan and cutting.
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Thank you DuClaw for making the most delicious Imperial Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter and for sponsoring this post!!