Chocolate Zucchini Bread

by Kristine on August 10, 2011

in Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes, Snacks

Its that time of year!  If you have a garden, you’ll know that the zucchini is ready!  You’ll also see a lot of fresh zucchini at your farmers market or grocery store.  If your a fan of chocolate zucchini bread, try this easy & healthy version!  You put everything in one bowl, then straight to the loaf pan, how great is that!  I love that this bread has a harder crust on the outside, and a moist cake-like texture inside.  Makes a complete snack as it has added protein too! p.s.  Its also gluten free!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Makes 12 slices

2 cups oat flour*
1/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted
2/3 cup Krisda stevia baking blend* (or 17 packets of stevia or raw sugar or sub of choice)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 x 30 gram scoops chocolate whey protein powder* (or vanilla, or an additional 3/4 cup oat flour)
1 1/3 cup grated zucchini (not peeled)
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (1 snack pack)
3 egg whites (1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp liquid carton egg whites)
2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)

*NOTES:
– Do not substitute a different flour for oat flour in this recipe, or else it may not turn out.  You can easily make oat flour by grinding regular or old fashioned oats in a food processor, blender or coffee grinder.
– If you can’t find Krisda stevia baking formula in a store near you, use any stevia meant for baking or your favorite sugar substitute.
– Choose a low carb, low sugar whey protein powder, approx 120 cals per serving.  I use one sweetened with stevia.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, sift cocoa powder to prevent lumps.  Add in other dry ingredients (oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, stevia, whey protein) and mix until well blended.  To the same bowl, add in the wet ingredients (zucchini, applesauce, egg whites, milk).  Mix until well blended.

Pour into a prepared loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean.  Allow to cool on a rack and slice.

Nutrition (per slice)
Calories: 108  Fat: 2.5 g  Carbs: 14.6 g  Fibre: 2.4 g  Sugars: 1 g  Protein: 9.2 g

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • Stacey Brooks

    One of my daughtes gave it a “delicious!” And the other gave it two hands up, which I guess is better than thumbs! Next time I will grease pan with crisco and flour since bottom stuck to pan. I did add half cup dark chocolate chips. I used Truvia for sweetner. Even used homemade applesauce. Yum! Don’t tell the kids there’s zucchini though. Oh yeah, that was from my garden! 🙂

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Awesome so glad it was enjoyed! Thanks for posting 🙂

  • Chelsea

    The middle of the bread didnt cook at all! i put it in for approx 45 minutes and the middle is still runny but the remainder of the bread is moist and good to use. What should I do differently?

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      You’ll just need to cook it longer. Another 5 or so minutes would do the trick.

  • Mandy

    For the 2/3 cup Krisda stevia baking blend* can I use coconut sugar? And would it be the same amount?

  • Oksoonergirl26

    Can I throw in some mini chocolate chips? I know it will throw off the calories and carbs, but I really like chocolate.

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Sure you can! I’m sure it would be good!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=210655 Maria Jabon

    Do you have a regualar (not chocolate) version?  I’d love a normal zuchinni bread swap.

  • Krisenkas

    Definately going to try this as I am getting tired of soup and stuffing them this sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      My pleasure! Hope you enjoy it!!

  • Krisenkas

    Definately going to try this as I am getting tired of soup and stuffing them this sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe

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