Pão de Mel (Honey Bread)

My first Portuguese teacher was named Mimi (Miriam); she was from São Paulo.  On the last day of class, she brought a delicious, Brazilian treat for the class.  It was sweet and spicy.

Honey,  spices and chocolate, an interesting combination.  Ever since, I’ve wanted to make it.

A few days ago, I stumbled upon a blog and while perusing the recipes, I came across it!

Pão de Mel (Honey Bread)

from The Cookie Shop

2 cups flour
1/2 tbsp baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup oil (I used coconut oil)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Whisk together dry ingredients.  Add wet ingredients and combine well.  Put batter into a greased and floured baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes.    As soon as you take it out of the oven, sprinkle with chocolate chips.  As the chocolate chips melt, spread with a spatula.  Allow to cool and serve.

I’m not sure why I love this stuff so much!  Probably because it’s crazy sweet and has an interesting flavor combination.  Let’s call it sweet and sassy.  Reason enough to try it, right?

It’s a beautiful day out here!  And it’s Friday!

Have a great day!

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13 responses to “Pão de Mel (Honey Bread)”

  1. Heather @ Side of Sneakers says :

    Oo I love the unique combination of flavors—yum!! :)

  2. Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says :

    They look like brownies. :)

    Does the coconut oil make them taste like coconut or do the other flavors mask it?


    • Karla says :

      Nope, no coconut flavor (although that would be tasty!). Coconut oil is flavorless. You can use canola/vegetable oil too. That’s what the real recipe calls for but I only had coconut oil.

  3. thecookieshop says :

    Oh, what beautiful photos! I’m happy you liked the recipe – next time, try filling the cake with a little dulce de leche, it’s really delicious!

  4. sweetandsweat says :

    It kind of looks like a gingerbread brownie. I’ve never tried Brazilian/Portuguese food, hopefully there’s one somewhere around Cal!

  5. Nora@LifeLifeEatRight says :

    whoa bbaabbyyy!!! Honey bread with a chocolate chip topping,….hmm does it get much better? NOPE. :) LOVE IT! good work.

  6. actorsdiet says :

    dear me! put the word “honey” in any food title and i’m there.

  7. Christine (The Raw Project) says :

    This looks great, reminds me of a chocolate chipotle cake I tried awhile back and it was wildly good.

  8. anutritionisteats says :

    I might have to make these for my Dad for Fathers Day! He spent some time in Brazil so it would probably be a familiar treat for him!

  9. Barbara says :

    Im Brazilian and thats one of our great sweets, but it tastes better if you cover it with the same chocolate you would use to cover fruits, so when it is cold it has a hard chocolate cover! :) yummy

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