Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

With just three days until my second marathon (which I’m not very prepared for), I decided last night to make a carb filled treat to have around the house in the lead up to the marathon. After looking through recipes for a while, I landed on a chocolate zucchini bread. A great find since my vegetable delivery this week included a zucchini. Also, sneaking more vegetables into baked goods is always appealing to me! 

This is the original recipe but I adapted it to be healthier and have less sugar. 

This is my modified ingredient list:

  • 1 C flour
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • ¼ t salt
  • ¾ t baking soda
  • 3 T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ C coconut oil
  • ¼ C raw cane sugar
  • ¼ C maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • ¼ C yogurt
  • 1½ C grated zucchini
  • ½ C mini chocolate chips
  • zest from one orange (optional)
  • Topping:
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • ½ t cinnamon

I followed the rest of the instructions and it turned out great! It’s moist, chocolately and sweet but not too sweet. 

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I got a little excited and forgot to take a photo before I started eating it but that’s how good it is! Please let me know if you find any other modifications that work well. 

It’s almost time for the pre-run carb load so that’ll be the next post! 

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