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Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

This rich, moist, and ultra fudgy chocolate zucchini bread is perfect for a healthy breakfast or dessert!

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 8 - 9 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup spelt, white, or oat flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp dutch or additional regular cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar, unrefined or xylitol if desired
  • 1 packed cup finely grated zucchini (220g)
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt, or see substitution options listed above (I like coconutmilk yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup oil, or additional yogurt for oil-free
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup mini or regular chocolate chips, optional

Instructions

  • *I find it easiest to grate the zucchini by pulsing it in the food processor. While I much prefer the oil version, so many readers commented to say they omitted the oil and still loved the results that I added that in as an option you can try at your own risk. I also once replaced the oil with 1/3 cup softened almond butter, and that was good too. So you have options!
    For the recipe: preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan. Stir together all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients, and stir to form a batter. Smooth into the loaf pan. Press some extra chocolate chips into the top if desired. Bake on the center rack 35 minutes, then (without opening the oven door) leave in the closed-but-turned-off oven for another 5 minutes. Let cool completely, then very loosely cover and refrigerate. If at all possible, I highly recommend not even tasting this until the next day, as the flavor and texture are both so much better. If you try the recipe, don’t forget to leave a comment or rate it below!
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Notes

The recipe was adapted from my Vegan Brownies and from these Zucchini Brownies.
 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 114kcal