Chocolate Zucchini Bread

AuthorNaturallyLTCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Yields9 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ingredients
 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
 ¼ cup cocoa powder
 2 tbsp dutch cocoa powder
 ¾ tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp baking soda
 ¼ tsp salt
  tsp salt
  cup coconut sugar
 1 cup packed grated zucchini
 ¾ cup plain yogurt
 ¼ cup vegetable oil
 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  cup mini chips
Optional Chocolate Drizzle
  cup chocolate chips
 1 tsp coconut oil

Directions
1

Preheat the oven to 350 ⁰F. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan. Stir together all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

2

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.

3

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. Enjoy!

4

*Optional chocolate drizzle: Warm coconut oil and chocolate chips over low-medium heat in a saucepan. Stir constantly to avoid burning. Once melted, carefully drizzle over cooled zucchini bread.

Nutrition Facts per serving (without ranch): Calories 230, Total Fat 19g, Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 1200 mg, Total Carbohydrate 11g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugar 5g, Protein 4g

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
 ¼ cup cocoa powder
 2 tbsp dutch cocoa powder
 ¾ tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp baking soda
 ¼ tsp salt
  tsp salt
  cup coconut sugar
 1 cup packed grated zucchini
 ¾ cup plain yogurt
 ¼ cup vegetable oil
 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  cup mini chips
Optional Chocolate Drizzle
  cup chocolate chips
 1 tsp coconut oil

Directions

Directions
1

Preheat the oven to 350 ⁰F. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan. Stir together all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

2

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.

3

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. Enjoy!

4

*Optional chocolate drizzle: Warm coconut oil and chocolate chips over low-medium heat in a saucepan. Stir constantly to avoid burning. Once melted, carefully drizzle over cooled zucchini bread.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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