Just letting you know that this yummy healthy chocolate paleo zucchini bread is sponsored by my friends at NeoCell!
This gluten free, easy paleo zucchini bread is secretly packed with protein and collagen! It’s a healthy, breakfast or snack for kids and adults, and freezes great!
PIN Healthy Chocolate Paleo Zucchini Bread
There are days that I really like living this thing we call life more than others.
Liiiiiike, when we can eat chocolate and vegetables AT THE SAME TIME.
But, uhhh, I’d chose that option ANYWAY. Just the facts.
Internet BFF’s. It still amazes me that I learn things about Mr. FFF after 5 years of marriage. For instance, I literally had ZERO idea that he is, what he would call, a “zucchini bread aficionado,” until his fact LIT UP with joy when I told him that this moist and CHOCOLATEY bread was in the oven.
Had I known this, I would have dedicated this entire blog to zucchini bread variations in attempt to get him to eat vegetables with complaining. NOT AN EXAGGERATION.
Okay, maybe it is. A LITTLE BIT.
Anyway. Considering he is obsessed with banana bread (I always have paleo coconut flour banana bread or paleo banana bread with chocolate and almond butter in the freezer)I should have known this would be the case.
Lucky for you guys, the “zucchini bread connoisseur” status of the Huberoni saved you from TOO MOIST, NOT GOOD batches of paleo zucchini chocolate bread.
In my defence, I thought they were good. I mean, zucchini bread is supposed to be moist, yea?Get your daily dose of #collagen with a slice of #paleo chocolate almond butter zucchini bread! @NeoCellHealth #glutenfree #healthyClick To Tweet
According to Mr. FFF, you should not want to put on your swimming suit and take a dip in bread when you eat it. *Shrugs.*
Moral of the story: the step that has you ring out the moisture from the grated zucchini? DO NOT SKIP IT.
Do you have to peel zucchini for zucchini bread?
Nope, you do not! Like I said above, you DO have to grate it and you DO have to ring out as much water as you can. But, skip peeling it for sure!
Now, this FINAL healthy chocolate paleo zucchini bread is moist, but in the most-perfectly soft and chewy kind of way, with bursts of RICH, melty chocolate that explode in your mouth as they swirl with the creamy, velvety-smooth almond butter.
It took everything in me to not put tahini in here because, like the zucchini low carb muffins with tahini, it’s just SO FUN TO SAY “zucchini tahini.” But, I polled you guys on Instagram and you were not feelin’ the tahini.
I question your taste buds sometimes.
Buuut, almond butter is a very solid second choice in the sense that it’s nut butter and nut butter is a good addition to anything that we put in our faces. You agree.
Besides ticking off your life goal of getting to eat vegetables with chocolate, a slice of this bliss-bread is also helping you achieve that SUPER healthy, glowy-goddess status that we all secretly want to achieve because it has NeoCell Super COLLAGEN!
You’ve seen collagen everywhere lately and, internet friends, it’s on trend for GOOD REASON. Collagen is a complex structural protein that maintains strength and flexibility in the body. As we get older, not having enough of it can lead to common signs of aging in the skin, hair, nails, muscles, bones ETC.
So, yea. We ALL wanna make sure we’re loaded with collagen!
NeoCell is clinically tested to increase skin hydration so that YOU can maintain your natural radiant beauty, total body wellness AND firmer, softer skin!
PLUS, it packs a mega dose of protein to this bread that is going to help keep you feeling full, nourished and GLOWY. <–I also add a scoop to my morning coffee to double up on the GLOWY-GODDESS-GOODNESS.
Eat vegetables. Eat Chocolate.
GET YOUR GLOW on from the inside out <3
Healthy Chocolate Paleo Zucchini Bread
This gluten free, Healthy Chocolate Paleo Zucchini Bread is secretly packed with protein and collagen! It's a healthy, breakfast or snack for kids and adults, and freezes great!
- 6 Tbsp Coconut flour, sifted (37g) *
- 6 Tbsp NeoCell Super Collagen (6 scoops)
- 5 Tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder (26g)
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Sea salt
- 3 Large eggs
- 1 Large egg white
- 6 Tbsp Honey
- 5 Tbsp Natural smooth almond butter
- 1 1/2 Cups Grated zucchini, lightly packed
- 6 Tbsp Dairy-free mini chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line the bottom of a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper, rubbing the sides with coconut oil.
In a medium bowl, stir together the coconut flour, collagen, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
In a separate, large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat the eggs, egg white, honey and almond butter until smooth and combined.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet and beat on low speed until smooth and combined.
Place the grated zucchini in a kitchen towel and ring out as much water as you possibly can. Really put some muscle into it, as ringing out the water is key for a great textured bread! You should have just under 1 cup zucchini, tightly packed, once you've rung out the water.
Fold the zucchini, along with the chocolate chips, into the batter. Let stand for 10 minutes so the coconut flour can begin to absorb the moisture.
Pour into the prepared pan, spread out evenly, and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50-55 minutes - don't over-bake! Let cool in the pan COMPLETELY before slicing.
*Please weigh your flour to ensure accurate results.
THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY MY FRIENDS AT NEOCELL. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO CONTINUE CREATING GREAT CONTENT FOR YOU BY SUPPORTING PARTNERSHIPS WITH SUPER-FAB BRANDS THAT FOOD FAITH FITNESS LOVES TO WORK WITH! AS ALWAYS, OPINIONS REMAIN 100% MY OWN!
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE POINTS: 7 POINTS+:5 . OLD POINTS: 4