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Monday, July 30, 2018

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Protein Bread

A healthy delicious twist on zucchini bread.

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       It seems every year, the neighbors garden grows too much zucchini and she is begging me to take some. I don't mind one bit and I get excited that I am getting some garden fresh zucchini. My mind starts thinking of all the things that I can make with this green summer squash. My son always wants me to make some homemade zucchini bread. I always say yes to his request and I make several loaves of healthy zucchini bread. When I make my zucchini bread, I use less sugar in the recipe and add protein powder. So my family gets a slice of delicious zucchini bread that is better for them. This zucchini bread is super moist and full of sweet flavor. It is healthy enough to eat for breakfast.




Zucchini bread made two ways

I was busy making Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread when my son asked me if I could make a chocolate zucchini bread. I had plenty of shredded zucchini so I said sure. My son grabbed the chocolate chips from the freezer and started to look for the cocoa powder in the pantry. I told him that I did not think that we had any cocoa powder, as I used it up when I made my gluten-free black bean brownies last week. I suggested to my son that we just use the chocolate chips but he said: "mom, we can use chocolate protein powder." I was not even thinking about making the chocolate zucchini bread a healthier protein bread but since my son suggested the chocolate protein powder, I went for it. As my son was pulling out the protein powder, he then asked if he could make a chocolate peanut butter smoothie. I love that this child is such a healthy eater!

Veggies and chocolate are a good thing!

 When I make zucchini bread, I like to add extra zucchini as it not only adds extra nutrition to the bread, it also adds some extra moisture. This bread is so moist and loaded with protein. The protein powder that I used has a rich chocolate flavor so it adds lots of chocolate flavor to this healthy bread.  My boys love when I use this protein powder in peanut butter chocolate pancakes.





You can't even taste the zucchini!




Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Protein Bread

1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 scoops protein powder, chocolate flavor
1 large egg or egg substitute
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoon coconut or avocado oil
1/2 cup yogurt
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini, make sure to pack it into the cup
3/4 cups chocolate chips


Oven 350 F
   Lightly coat a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with oil.
1. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and protein powder, set aside.
2. Beat the egg, honey, and oil with a whisk or mixer.  Add the yogurt and mix well.
3. Then add the flour mixture and zucchini, combine this by hand.
4. Fold the chocolate chips into the mixture.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 40-60 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
6. Cool the bread for about 30 minutes. To remove the bread from the pan, take a butter knife around the edge of the bread and then place a plate on top of the bread. Turn the pan over and lightly tap. The bread should come out of the pan.

Check out this recipe for healthy lemon blueberry zucchini bread
https://www.momknowsbest.net/2018/07/healthy-lemon-zucchini-protein-bread.html





35 comments:

  1. Veggie and chocolate are a great thing. I make a meal replacement shake 4-5 times a week for dinner that is raw spinach, chocolate flavored veggie powder, banana and almont mild and I love it.

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  2. I am all for anything with chocolate in it. This bread looks incredible and I love that it's healthy! I need to try this soon!

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  3. Ive been looking for a simple zucchini bread recipe!! I'm excited to try this one!! Thanks for the post

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  4. Wow! the zucchini bread. looks yummy!! I'm so hungry !! I love chocolates so that's why. and I will save this post to take note the ingredients thanks for sharing <3

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  5. Chocolate zucchini bread? OMG. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, it looks amazing. I'm going to try to make it this weekend!

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  6. Veggies and chocolate, actually you had me at chocolate. If this thing comes to my place, I would definitely buy it and make it part of my breakfast plan. And as for bread, it does look tasty, but we have alternative, but not like this.

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  7. The rich, dark zucchini makes quite a major treat. The good thing about it is that it is all healthy.

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  8. This is the first time I've seen this flavor. it looks yummy and scrumptious. I am sure kids would definitely love this.

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  9. I am yet to try the chocolate and zucchini combination. I keep hearing about it lately, especially that it's very healthy.

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  10. I love zucchini bread. I can't wait to try it with chocolate!! What a great healthy treat!

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  11. I have never tried to have a Zucchini bread in my plate but that bread looks so delicious and looks so easy to bake. I will definitely try to make that on this coming weekend.

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  12. I have so much zucchini I need to use up! This recipe looks so delicious, I must try it! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. just wondering is there any substitute for protein powder or can i just omit it? will try to bake this for my daughter.

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  14. Wow... Is this bread/cake??? I'm confused but at the same time very hungry by reading the post. I'm def. going to give this a try this weekend.

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  15. Banana and chocolate protein, that is perfect combo! Would love to try this recipe.

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  16. Okay I have a secret weakness on chocolates and this recipe makes me drooling! It looks delicious!

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  17. Looks tasty and healthy at the same time. I should try this one at home.

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  18. such a lovely chocolaty dessert.. looks so yummy and i really love to take a bite.. delicious!

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  19. I can't believe this bread is a healthy option because it looks so decadent and delicious. I would love to try this for myself.

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  20. A healthy version of zucchini bread? I'm all about it! I have to give this a try.

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  21. This sounds delicious! We first tried different types of chocolate breads at Club Med and ever since then my family has been obsessed, so I will have to give this recipe a try!

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  22. Zucchini is one of the easiest things to grow in the garden! Sadly, ours did not take this year and that makes me sad! This looks good!

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  23. Wow, you've outdone many chefs! This is a truly nutrient-dense bread. Would be perfect with hot or cold beverage.

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  24. I absolutely have to try this one! I love zucchini and zucchini bread. This must be yummy!

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  25. This is the first time I hear about such a bread. I am kinda curious of how it taste. It is healthy after all.

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  26. I am in heaven. This Chocolate Zucchini Bread is exactly what I need to start the day! Looks fabulous!

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  27. Wow it's that time of year, isn't it? This sounds delish and I love the healthy option. Will need to try this out!

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  28. Chocolate Zucchini Protein Bread sounds delicious. So does the lemon blueberry version. I love iced lemon pound cake as well!

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  29. This looks so yummy and easy to make. I’m always looking to spice up my cooking skills and recipes choices. Thanks for the new addition.

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  30. If it taste like chocolate then it's all good and it looks delicious too. Zucchini recipes are in rage nowadays or is it just me?

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  31. This looks delicious! I've never tried zucchini bread before... I'll definitely add this to my bookmarks so I can try this recipe soon!

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  32. I just added this recipe to my Yumprint cookbook. I've been craving some good banana or zucchini bread lately after having some a local coffee shop. It's a great alternative to my usual smoothie breakfast.

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  33. I love a good veggie based bread, especially as we get closer to fall. They pair so perfectly with a hot mug of coffee on a cool fall day.

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  34. I never thought veggies and chocolates would be a good fit. I think the kids are going to love this. This will have a unique taste for sure.

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  35. Wow, I never thought vegetables and chocolate could mix. I wonder how this tastes. I would like to try making this. :)

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