Chocolate Zucchini Bread (vegan, gluten free, naturally sweetened)

Sweet and delicious chocolate bread


I love using zucchinis when cooking (and baking) not only because they are rich in nutrients and antioxidants, but also because they're easy to sneak into sweet dishes, like smoothies and baked goods!


This zucchini bread is made with wholesome & clean ingredients, and is completely vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened! The soft texture combined with the sweet & chocolatey flavor work together to make this recipe a great go-to for when you're in the mood for a delicious baked good 💛



Ingredients:


Flaxseed egg:


2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds

6 tablespoons water


Other:


1 1/2 cups oat flour (gluten-free if desired)

1/2 cup cacao powder (or cocoa)

3/4 cup coconut sugar (here I'm using https://origine.com/)

1 tbsp baking powder

Vegan chocolate chips (1/3 cup or as much as your heart desires)


1 zucchini (grated and dried)

1/2 cup unsweetened oat milk (or any other non-dairy milk of choice)

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)

1 tsp vanilla extract (can omit-just adds a little extra flavor)


Step-by-step:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit

  2. Start preparing the flaxseed egg by combining the ground flaxseed and water in a large bowl. Let stand for about 4-6 minutes (until it reaches a gel-like consistency)

  3. While the flaxseed egg is sitting, grate your zucchini

  4. Place the grated zucchini in a paper towel (or clean reusable towel) and press down to remove excess moisture

  5. Once the flaxseed egg is ready, add in your oat milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and coconut sugar, and gently whisk together

  6. Next, gently fold in your grated zucchini, oat flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and vegan chocolate chips

  7. Pour the mixture into a non-stick loaf pan (I use a 9 x 5) and top with additional chocolate chips if desired

  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick/knife comes out clean when placed in the center of the loaf

  9. Allow to cool slightly before carefully transferring to a plate/ cooling rack, and then serve and enjoy!

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