Say hello to a deliciously fudgy and dense gluten-free chocolate zucchini bread recipe.
Today I’m sharing a recipe that is sure to be a favorite with all of my fellow chocolate lovers out there. It’s a recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser while utilizing zucchinis which are in season this spring. Keep reading for the recipe and tips on how to take this to the next level with some simple toppings.
If you’ve never had chocolate zucchini bread before, then you’re in for a treat. It’s essentially a beautiful marriage of my classic gluten free zucchini bread with…chocolate! Also a fun tip, if you have any picky eaters at home (whether kiddos or adults) this is a fun way to “hide” vegetables in a dessert or snack. Obviously, it’s best to get in those vegetables in their whole form but this is still a delicious treat to enjoy in balance and moderation because hey, it still has chocolate and chocolate chips in it!
I talk a lot about zucchini and this time of year (spring) reminds me of this versatile vegetable and my mind stirs around with new ideas or revisiting classic recipes to make with zucchini. I’ve used zucchini in some pretty unique ways from pizza crust to smoothies to soup.
Zucchini’s unique texture lends to a kind of creaminess when grated or blended. Today’s recipe utilizes grated zucchini and the result is a super moist, dairy free and gluten free bread with pops of chocolate chips. This is going to be a staple in my kitchen this spring to bring to parties, make for friends, etc. Because this zucchini bread is really moist, another way to enjoy this is to pop it in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight and let it get really cold, the end result is a fudgy zucchini bread.
I’m sure you don’t need a primer on how to enjoy zucchini bread, but I want to share a couple delicious toppings I’ve been loving with this recipe! First off, since it’s chocolate zucchini bread it goes so well with a nut butter like organic peanut butter or almond butter with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Also, if you tried my classic zucchini bread I serve it with a cashew cream and that also tastes divine with this one. Lastly, fresh sliced strawberries or strawberry jam is so delicious and another great way to utilize spring produce.
MORE GF FRIENDLY BAKED GOODIES:
- Gluten Free Walnut Bread
- Nourishing Nut and Seed Loaf
- Beautifying Black Bean Brownies
- Sesame Shortbread Cookies
If you try this recipe, I wanna hear about it, so let’s chat! Leave a comment it, rate it (this helps me improve future recipes), and don’t forget to tag a picture #nutritionstripped to show how you live and try these recipes on Instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with. Now off to make a batch of these…