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Wellness / February 14, 2017

Recipe: Alix’s Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Written by: Alix Brossette

Last week, our resident nutritionist Alix Barth-Brossette shared her recipe for a healthy, delicious chocolate zucchini bread.

It was a hit. Dozens of you emailed up asking for the recipe. So here it is.

Ingredients (makes 10 pieces):

  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 large cage-free eggs
  • 2 tbsp. – ¼ cup raw, unfiltered honey
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. espresso powder
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 2 medium zucchini, shredded (see note at bottom)
  • 2 tbsp – ¼ cup 70% or higher dark chocolate chips

 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the almond butter, Greek yogurt, eggs, honey, vanilla and sea salt and blend with a hand held or stand mixer for approx. 2 minutes on medium speed. Smooth out the almond butter as much as possible.
  • Add baking soda and baking power and blend for 30 more seconds.
  • Add in cinnamon, espresso powder and cacao and mix until well combined.
  • Add in spelt flour and combine, being careful not to over-mix.
  • With a spatula, stir in shredded/drained zucchini.
  • Top with chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes. Begin testing with a toothpick at 40 minutes. When it comes out clean when inserted in the center, the bread is done!
  • Allow the bread to rest in the pan for 5-10 minutes before removing. Transfer to a cooling rack and serve.

 

Note: I suggest grating zucchini over a kitchen towel and then using the kitchen towel to squeeze excess water out of the zucchini before adding to the recipe.

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Alix Brossette

Alix is a coach and licensed nutritionist whose trademark crazy, curly hair creates the perfect vibe for who she is - lots of energy, depth and discipline, which when tamed is inspiring and when wound tight (like her curls) is her driving force.

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