– Do you want a chocolate
zucchini bread recipe that is secretly healthy
enough to eat for breakfast? One that your friends and
family will rave about and have no idea that it’s actually loaded with grated zucchini. (upbeat music) Hey there, my name is London
Brazil from EvolvingTable.com where you’ll learn how
to make nourishing meals, and a few desserts, for your loved ones. And that healthy recipe today is this double chocolate zucchini bread. Yes, we’re doubling the
chocolate in this bread recipe with both cocoa powder
and chocolate chips. And yes, I said zucchini. Is she crazy you might be thinking? Okay maybe I’m like a
little crazy, but y’all, this zucchini bread recipe is so moist, it’s so delicious, it actually tastes like one of your favorite chocolate cakes. So if you’re ready to get to baking, come on in and let’s get started. We’ve already got our oven
preheating to 350 degrees. Now it’s just time to
prepare the zucchini. I’ve got two medium size zucchini here. Which will give us roughly 1
3/4 cups of grated zucchini. Go ahead and trim off
the ends of the zucchini, and then cut them
length-wise into four spears. To grate the zucchini, you can
either use a large 10-12 cup food processor, with a grating attachment, sometimes these are also
called a shredding attachment, or you can use a box grater. If you have a food processor, opt for that, since it’s
much easier, faster, and creates grated zucchini
that’s the perfect size. The box grater will still work, but it does take quite a bit more time and the zucchini comes
out a little bit mushier. So let’s just go ahead and (snaps) get rid of the box grater. Finely grate the zucchini
using a food processor, and measure out 1 3/4 cups. Squeeze excess moisture
out of the zucchini by dabbing with a paper towel. You should end up with about
one cup of grated zucchini once the majority of the
moisture is squeezed out. Now that our zucchini
is grated, let’s move on to preparing our wet and
dry ingredients in (claps) two separate bowls. For the wet ingredients add two eggs, or two flax eggs if you’re
vegan, 1/2 cup of cocount sugar, 1/2 cup, or one stick, of melted butter, or you can use coconut oil, 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup, and 1 1/2
teaspoon of vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined. Now that we’ve got our
wet ingredients combined, let’s move on to preparing the dry. I’ll be using a gluten free
one to one flour blend today. If you don’t happen to be
gluten free, no worries, you can always just use a regular
all-purpose blend instead. Add 1 1/2 cups of flour,
one teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/3
cup of regular cocoa powder. If you wanna make this chocolate
zucchini bread extra rich, you can always substitute
regular cocoa powder with (snaps) dark cocoa powder. Whisk dry ingredients until combined and add to wet ingredients. Mix batter by hand until it is
smooth and just incorporated. Try not to over mix the batter. And now, we can’t forget
the star of the show, the grated zucchini. Stir in grated zucchini, along with 3/4 cup of
mini chocolate chips. (upbeat music) The mini chocolate chips
are the best to use in this recipe because
they will evenly disperse throughout the bread. Line a nine by five inch loaf
pan with parchment paper. And then spray with
non-stick cooking spray. Parchment paper is optional, but I find that it really helps you get the bread out of the pan more easily
once it’s done baking. (aerosol can hissing) Pour in the zucchini bread batter and spread it evenly in the pan. Sprinkle with additional
mini chocolate chips, if you’re like me, and a chocoholic too. Now we’re just going to pop this bread into our preheated 350 degree oven for about 50 to 60 minutes. (oven rack clanking) You’ll know the bread is
done baking when a toothpick, when inserted in, comes out clean. Oh my goodness y’all, this
looks and smells so so good. I cannot wait to get a big old slice of this chocolate zucchini bread. And if you look closely enough, you can almost see some little specks of the zucchini spread
throughout the bread. But don’t worry, if you
have some little ones, you can always just tell them it’s some clumps of flower in there. So I’ve gone ahead and cut
myself a nice big slice of this chocolate zucchini bread because it’s time for
me to take a big bite. Oh yeah. Mm, mm, mm-mm. This one definitely passes the taste test, so I guess I’ll be bringing it to a few of my fellow raw runners
tonight at our run group. (bar patrons talking loudly) – Where’s the zucchini, I don’t know. Point to it, I don’t see it. – Oh my god this is good. – So good. – If you like what you saw here today, make sure you check out these
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