Healthy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread – Gluten and Dairy Free

Step by step collage final product 1.jpgCrispy, chewy, and delightfully chocolatey, this zucchini bread tastes amazing but has VERY low levels of sugar! Most zucchini ‘bread’ recipes I see are full of sugar, making them more like cake! This one is low enough that I can add it to my healthy category! It is definitely not a savory bread, but it is not nearly as sweet as some! This was a great way to use up a bunch of zucchini from our zucchini harvests (our plants are really picking up speed!)! I got a little carried away with the pictures because it is fun to photograph delicious things! Enjoy!

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Yields: One 9X5 loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

3 each Large eggs
¼ cup Honey
¼ cup Brown sugar
½ cup Applesauce (preferably unsweetened)
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 cups Gluten free flour blend (I used Namaste)
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
2 cups Shredded zucchini
¾ cups Dairy free chocolate chips
¾ cup Chopped walnuts

Step by step collageDirections:

Step 1:    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a nine by five loaf pan.
Step 2:    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, honey, brown sugar, applesauce, and vanilla extract.
Step 3:    Using a rubber spatula, stir in the GF flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
Step 4:    Stir in the zucchini, chocolate, and walnuts until well combined.
Step 5:    Let the batter rest for 15 minutes. (This is because the batter/dough is relatively thin, the rest time helps it to thicken so all the chocolate doesn’t settle in the bottom of the bread!)
Step 6:    Stir to redistribute the nuts and chocolate.
Step 7:    Pour into the prepared pan and place into the preheated oven to bake for about an hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Step 8:    Let cool for ten minutes, then transfer to a rack. Either let it finish cooling before slicing, or get impatient like me and slice it immediately!
Step 9: Store in an airtight container or freeze.

Step by step collage final product 2.jpg

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4 Comments Add yours

    1. Zoe says:

      100% agreed!

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  1. Grandma Ballard says:

    Hi Zoe,
    I love that you are coming up with yummy food that is healthful, delicious, and for you, gluten free! In general, I personally do not like chocolate chips in anything except chocolate chip cookies, which I do like. I am weird!!! I do like your chocolate pecan turtles and brownies. Also, I rarely make desserts. But I enjoy eating a good dessert, which for my taste is usually doughy, fruity, and warm with a cold glass of milk!
    I am excited to see you soon. Thank you for sending me notices of your new posts.
    Love,
    Grandma

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