A Sweet Valentine's Day Treat: Strawberry and White Chocolate Pull-Apart Bread

Updated: Feb 10

There's nothing like walking into your home to the smell of fresh-baked bread, or even better cinnamon rolls! This Valentine's Day season, treat the person in your life with a dessert that is as sweet as them.



Sometimes I don't really know what I'm making until I'm finished.


There are times I walk in the kitchen and based on what ingredients and cooking utensils I have to work with, is what I make!


I'm in New Orleans for the next couple of weeks, and usually one of the things I love to do for the families that I work with is bake! There's nothing like walking into your home and smelling of fresh-baked bread, or even better...cinnamon rolls!🤤


I fully intended to make cinnamon rolls earlier, but I could not find the pan I was looking for, and instead found this super cute little Dutch oven, so I opted for this Strawberry and White Chocolate Pull Apart Bread that was so delicious and decadent, nobody would believe how easy it was!!



 

List of Ingredients

Dough

  • 1/2 cup warm plant-based milk

  • 1 tsp yeast

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil

  • 2 cups flour (you can also use a gluten-free flour mix, oat flour, a mix of oat and almond, or any other combination. If you do, just omit the yeast and substitute for 1 teaspoon of Hains baking powder.)

  • 1/4 tsp salt

Filling

  • Your favorite organic strawberry preserves (I used Full Circle Organic European Strawberry Fruit Spread.)

Topping

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (or plant-based butter)

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 tsp of plant-based milk

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and knead until it forms a smooth ball. Add a bit of oil over the top and cover the bowl.

  2. Let it rise in a warm dark area for about an hour or until the dough doubles in size.

  3. Once doubled, roll out into a floured surface until your dough is about 1/4 inch thick. Cut them into rectangles (approximately 2×2 inches), stuff them with the strawberry preserves, form them into a ball, and then roll them in a mixture of coconut sugar and Ceylon cinnamon.

  4. In a small dutch oven or any small to medium pan of your preference, add the coconut sugar, coconut oil, salt, vanilla, and milk. Then, layer all the balls on top of it. (You can also make miniature versions in a muffin tin)

  5. Let them rise once more for about 40 minutes to 1 hour before baking in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until browned.

  6. Last, turn over the pot and remove the pull-apart bread before drizzling melted plant-based white chocolate onto it and topping with strawberries. (Fun fact: white chocolate is not actually chocolate 😅)

 

Meet the Author

Hey guys! I actually don't think I've ever introduced myself🥴😅 but here it goes!

My name is Sarah Jane! 👋🏽


I currently live in New Hampshire, where autumns are GORGEOUS and winters are freezing!😶🥶


I do quite a few things, but the major thread that ties everything together is my love for connecting with people. Whether I'm the one helping those transition to a plant-based diet or catering their wedding, I am connecting them to someone I know that can help them with their obstacles. I'm connecting people to each other because... let's face it... making friends as an adult is a STRUGGLE for many people. Whether I'm doing missionary work in any community, what I value the most is the connection!


For more delicious recipes, follow her Instagram page @eaten2.0

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