Its that time of year! If you have a garden, you’ll know that the zucchini is ready! You’ll also see a lot of fresh zucchini at your farmers market or grocery store. If your a fan of chocolate zucchini bread, try this easy & healthy version! You put everything in one bowl, then straight to the loaf pan, how great is that! I love that this bread has a harder crust on the outside, and a moist cake-like texture inside. Makes a complete snack as it has added protein too! p.s. Its also gluten free!
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Makes 12 slices
2 cups oat flour*
1/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted
2/3 cup Krisda stevia baking blend* (or 17 packets of stevia or raw sugar or sub of choice)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 x 30 gram scoops chocolate whey protein powder* (or vanilla, or an additional 3/4 cup oat flour)
1 1/3 cup grated zucchini (not peeled)
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (1 snack pack)
3 egg whites (1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp liquid carton egg whites)
2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
– Do not substitute a different flour for oat flour in this recipe, or else it may not turn out. You can easily make oat flour by grinding regular or old fashioned oats in a food processor, blender or coffee grinder.
– If you can’t find Krisda stevia baking formula in a store near you, use any stevia meant for baking or your favorite sugar substitute.
– Choose a low carb, low sugar whey protein powder, approx 120 cals per serving. I use one sweetened with stevia.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, sift cocoa powder to prevent lumps. Add in other dry ingredients (oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, stevia, whey protein) and mix until well blended. To the same bowl, add in the wet ingredients (zucchini, applesauce, egg whites, milk). Mix until well blended.
Pour into a prepared loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean. Allow to cool on a rack and slice.
Nutrition (per slice)
Calories: 108 Fat: 2.5 g Carbs: 14.6 g Fibre: 2.4 g Sugars: 1 g Protein: 9.2 g