When The Greater Knead took to Instagram calling for bakers to create some recipes using their cup for cup gluten free flour, I immediately jumped on board. I recently finished my rotations for the dietetic internship (HOORAY!) and baking is a GREAT study break. Zucchini bread is one of my favorite, easy summer treats. If you are unfamiliar with my recipes – I always bake egg and gluten free – but usually try to create completely vegan, gluten free recipes for baked goods. This recipe is for gluten free, vegan, chocolate zucchini bread. I hope you enjoy!
Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Servings: 1 loaf, approximately 8 – 1″ slices Time: 1 hour & 30 minutes
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) Earth Balance butter, softened
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 flax eggs:
- 2 tbsp ground flax meal + 6 tbsp water
- let sit for 5 minutes before adding to recipe
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 – 2/3 cups gluten free cup for cup flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp espresso powder (optional – found by the instant coffee at most grocery stores)
- 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 2 medium zucchini)
- 1 cup enjoy life mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Coat a 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pan with non stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together the softened butter and brown sugar. Once thoroughly combined, add the flax eggs and vanilla extract and mix.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and espresso powder.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
- Add the zucchini and mini chocolate chips and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes before cutting or removing from the pan.
Bread keeps for about 3-4 days in an airtight container. For best taste/texture store in the refrigerator and heat before serving.
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