Attention chocolate lovers!! This one’s for you. This delicious, chocolate zucchini bread is decadent and scrumptious, all while being completely WFPB (whole food plant based), without any oil! This tasty dessert is healthy enough for a wholesome breakfast. It’s loaded with zucchini and naturally sweetened using dates! It’s chocolatey flavour comes from ‘good for you’ dark chocolate and raw cocoa powder. Not only is this bread…er cake…refined sugar free, but it’s dairy free, egg free, oil free, and gluten free! Need it nut free? Sub the almond milk for soy. It’s seriously the perfect dessert option for ALL eating preferences and intolerances.
How do you make delicious, decadent, HEALTHY chocolate zucchini bread?
First, combine all your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Then set aside while you prepare your date paste.
Add the dates and water to your food processor and pulse until a paste forms as shown below. Stop to scrape down the sides as needed until all the dates are processed. Then transfer this mixture into a medium mixing bowl.
To this same bowl, add all remaining wet ingredients and mix well. Then pour your wet mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix until combined without over mixing.
Finally, pour your batter into your prepared loaf pan. At this point, you may add even more chocolate chips on top, if desired. Both with or without taste fantastic. But…a little extra chocolatey goodness is just what the doctor ordered. 🙂 Then bake!
Once baked, removed the loaf from the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before removing it from the pan. Use the parchment paper to help get the loaf out and transfer it to a cooling rack to cool completely. This will be the hardest part! Do not slice this deliciousness until cooled, or it won’t hold up as well. I know it will be tempting! Like really, really tempting! But waiting until it cools will allow it to set and make slicing a whole lot easier.
When the waiting game is finally over, slice this bad boy into ten slices and enjoy! Serve with fresh fruit for dessert, or enjoy with your morning coffee for a delicious, healthy breakfast.
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