If you have read this blog at all, you know one thing about me. I love dark chocolate. I eat it daily for breakfast (after my two boiled eggs) because it satisfies my sweet tooth. However, on occasion, I want something different so …bingo, Mel’s Chocolate-Goodness Zucchini Loaf to the rescue!
In fact, I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to “Healthy, Healthy, Healthy” and this recipe is resting there immediately after I post. While it isn’t gluten-free, or keto-friendly, it is considered healthy in my book and certainly very delicious.
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Hershey’s powdered cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
2 large organic eggs
3 small shredded zucchini (after peeling… I used small shredder.)
1/4 cup of olive oil (yes, olive oil!)
1/4 cup of low carb yogurt (I used Carbmaster, Cinnamon Roll flavor)
1/4 cup of Stevia in the Raw
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Canola non-stick spray
Berries for slices
Shred zucchini after peeling. Spray a small loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Then, pour into loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour (based on oven differences.)
Cool for approximately 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve with your favorite berry.