Chia & Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The Chia and Chocolate Zucchini Bread doesn’t contain any flour and as a result is gluten-free. It is also grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free which is perfect for those following a Paleo lifestyle. This loaf is incredibly moist and full of magnesium rich chocolatey goodness. It also contains the nutritious chia seed, for added fibre and omega 3’s. Yum!

If you can’t have eggs, try substituting these for something from this post: Real food egg replacements.

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Chocolate Chia Zucchini Bread


  • 1 medium zucchini (shredded (2 cups shredded zucchini))
  • 2 pastured eggs (whisked)
  • ¾ cup almond butter (or any nut or seed butter)
  • ¼ cup raw honey (maple or rice malt syrup)
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking powder + 1 tsp lemon juice (combined)
  • 32 g or 4 tbsp of chia seeds
  • Pinch of Celtic/Himalayan salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Shred your zucchini either using the shredding attachment on your food processor or cheese grater.
  3. Place zucchini in a bowl with the rest of your ingredients; use ?a large spoon to mix well until all the ingredients are combined and you have a deep chocolate colour.
  4. Line your loaf tin with baking paper before pouring your ingredients into the loaf pan.
  5. Place in oven to bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when you poke it. Let it cool, cut and serve!


Due to the fact that his recipe doesn’t contain any raising agents, it does remain relatively flat however, this does not affect the delicious flavour.

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I’m a qualified Nutritionist who believes an evidence-based approach to modern nutrition is severely under-rated. Patients are so often left in the dark when it comes to health-care and as a firm believer in the old saying “knowledge is power”, my ultimate goal is to provide my readers, students and patients with clear and actionable advice that ultimately helps you reach your full potential.


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