Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

Updated: Oct 19

Prep Time: 15 min - Cook Time: 22 min - Total Time: 27 min

Velvety chocolate loaf with a secret ingredient! Perfect for all those cake lovers out there!



Ingredients List:

2-3 zucchini grated, water squeezed out with a cheesecloth or press down with paper towels (You still want some moisture!)

1 1/2 cups almond flour

6 tbsp cacao powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

2 eggs

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and at a cool temperature

1/4 cup almond butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup chocolate chips


Icing:

2 tbsp coconut oil

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp maple syrup




Instructions:

Loaf:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  2. In a large bowl whisk almond flour, cacao powder, salt, baking soda until combined.

  3. In another bowl whisk eggs with coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir in almond butter.

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. (Try not over mix or the loaf will develop a tougher texture!).

  5. Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.

  6. Pour batter into a parchment-lined or oil-coated pan.

  7. Bake for 18-22 minutes.

  8. Let the loaf cool for 15 minutes before running a butter knife along the edges to separate it from the pan.

Icing:

  1. Melt coconut oil and chocolate either on the stove top or in increments (10 seconds at a time) in the microwave.

  2. Combine applesauce and chocolate mix. Add in maple syrup and cocoa powder.

  3. Mix until you reach a smooth consistency.

  4. Drizzle on top of loaf.












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