Chia & Chocolate Zucchini Bread Posted on May 23, 2014


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.

This recipe (alongside many others), can be found in my “Health, Happiness and Wholefoods” recipe collection, available here.


Chia & Chocolate Zucchini Bread 


Ingredients:

  • 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
  • 32g or 4 tbsp of chia seeds
  • Pinch of Celtic/Himalayan salt

Instructions:

  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!

Notes:
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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Written by Alyse Co-cliff

Alyse Co-cliff

Holistic health coach, author, speaker and passionate whole-foodie committed to helping others nourish their body from the inside out.
"It's all about simple and effective, no BS nutritional advice and real time solutions for the busy individual. Good health doesn't have to be hard work" Alyse x



6 thoughts on “Chia & Chocolate Zucchini Bread

  1. Alison Laube

    Thanks for the article on egg substitutes – any suggestions for substitution in this recipe?

    1. Alyse Post author

      Hi Alison,
      I haven’t used an egg substitute for this recipe but because it is a moist slice, I would probably opt for the apple or banana mash.
      Let me know how you go!
      Alyse

  2. Danielle Wicks

    This is delicious! I changed it slightly but what a yummy bread/ slice. Thanks so much for the recipe, would you mind if I put it on my site? Obviously with a credit to you!

  3. Emma Conelius

    Hi Alyse,

    I made the zucchini slice the other day it was amazing. I was wondering if you would be able to tell me the calorie intake ?

    Thanks,

    Emma

    1. Alyse Post author

      Hi Emma,
      Unfortunately not. Although I am studying nutrition science, I honestly believe food is so much more than just numbers on a page. When clients read these numbers/percentages/calories, more often than not they are scared away from good quality foods like nourishing fats and proteins and run to the processed lower calorie alternatives. For this reason and this reason only, I don’t discuss nutritional data. You can be sure that all ingredients are from whole foods and when we eat whole foods, our body can communicate its needs and wants more effectively without the need for the mind or “willpower” to interfere. Great question though! Hope this helps x

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