Chocolate Zucchini Bread

More of a chocolate cake than a bread, but hey, who says cake can’t be healthy?

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat, oat or spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar (or white if that’s what you have)
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup packed, grated zucchini
  • 1/4 cup 70% cocoa dark chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  • Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together sugar, stevia, eggs, applesauce, oil and vanilla. Stir in zucchini.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, folding mixture until moist. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into 8″ x 4″ loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes in pan, remove and let cool on rack before slicing. Enjoy!

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Makes 10 servings.

Per serving:

Calories 143

Carbs 13 g

Fat 6 g

Sugar 9 g

Protein 3 g

Fibre 3 g

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