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Chocolate Zucchini Bread | This easy chocolate zucchini bread is amazingly simple to make and uses several healthy substitutions. Plus it’s so incredibly delicious and a great way to satisfy your chocolate cravings and still live a clean eating lifestyle. | A Sweet Pea Chef

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

his easy chocolate zucchini bread is amazingly simple to make and uses several healthy substitutions. Plus it’s so incredibly delicious and a great way to satisfy your chocolate cravings and still live a clean eating lifestyle.
Categories Bread, Breakfast, Clean Eating, Dairy-Free, Healthy Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 261 kcal
Author Lacey Baier

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted and cooled coconut oil, plus more for greasing loaf pan
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (about 2 medium zucchinis)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with coconut oil and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut sugar, 2 tbsp. coconut oil, eggs, applesauce and vanilla extract. Whisk together until well-blended.
  4. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and stir to combine, taking care not to over-stir.
  5. Add the shredded zucchini and chocolate chips and fold into the mixture until well-blended.
  6. Pour the mixture into the greased loaf pan and spread evenly.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 50-65 minutes, or until a knife or toothpick comes out clean from the center of the loaf.
  8. Remove the pan from the oven and let rest in for 10 minutes. If desired, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 319mg13%
Potassium 299mg9%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.