Monday, 20 May 2013

Moist Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Oops, it took a while to get back with the recipe for the zucchini bread! Sorry to anyone left hanging...posted the pictures and then ran away! This recipe is great because, other than taking a few moments to get the liquid out of the zucchini, this really is a one bowl, pour and mix kind of recipe. My favourite kind!

Without further ado, here it is:


Moist Chocolate Zucchini Bread 

(recipe adapted from www.paleomg.com)

Nut free, gluten free, dairy free, grain free


Ingredients
         1.5 cups grated zucchini (approx 1-2 medium zucchini)
         2 eggs, whisked
         3/4 cup sunflower butter (or nutbutter if you prefer)
         1/4 cup raw honey or date puree
         1/4 cup cocoa powder
         2 tablespoons coconut flour
         1 teaspoon vanilla extract
         1 teaspoon cinnamon
         1/2 teaspoon baking powder
         1/2 teaspoon baking soda
         pinch of salt
     
Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 180C (170C fan bake).
2. Grease and line a loaf tin.
3. Shred your zucchini. Use the shredder attachment of a food processor or just got do it the old fashioned way and use a grater (bonus workout too!)
Once your zucchini is shredded, you need to remove the excess liquid. There are a few ways you could do this, and do whatever works for you, but my method was to grab a clean tea towel, place all the zucchini in and then wring all the liquid out over the sink. Get as much liquid out as you can (another bonus workout!)
4. 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 color.
5. Pour your ingredients into your prepared loaf pan
6. Place in oven to bake for 25-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when you poke it. 
7. Let cool, cut and serve!
            This is really yummy straight out of the oven (after a couple of minutes cooling of course!) It is a great way to get a few bonus veges into your day, and it us not very sweet so can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a healthy snack.

Enjoy!