Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

My friend Kris is at it again this summer, growing an amazing garden of fresh veggies and sharing her surplus of zucchini.  Last year, I made lots of savory zucchini casseroles.  This year, as I’m moving into my 9th month of pregnancy and my cravings for sweets is still strong, I decided to experiment with zucchini breads.  It was easy to make the bread vegan, just substitute ground flax and water for the eggs and use vegan chocolate chips.  Most breads call for lots of oil, so to make it healthier I tried half the oil as coconut oil.  I only did half because I was afraid the whole bread would taste too coconut-y, but it didn’t at all, so next time I’ll try all coconut oil.  You could also use apple sauce but I didn’t have any!  I also chose half whole wheat flour to make it a little more healthy too.  I ran out of coconut sugar but that would be a healthier choice instead of regular sugar as well.  Anyways, my husband and I tried the bread warm out of the oven with some vegan butter spread on… it was so good, we stood at the counter and ate a fourth of the loaf!!  Hope you enjoy, and thanks again for the zucchinis Kris!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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Nine months prego!

Heat the oven to 350 degrees, then mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.  In another bowl, mix together the oils, sugar, vanilla and flax eggs.

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Mix the wet into the dry, then fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips.  Remember the best part about baking vegan… you can safely try the yummy batter!!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Bake for an hour plus a few minutes… then take out to cool.  Enjoy!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

A sweet vegan treat using late summer veggies.

Ingredients

  • 3 flax eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (or more!)

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a loaf pan with coconut oil then cover with parchment paper.
  3. Make your flax egg and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. In another bowl, mix together the oils, sugar, vanilla and flax eggs.
  6. Mix the wet into the dry, then fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
  7. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for an hour plus 5-7 minutes... then take out to cool. Enjoy!

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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2 Responses to Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

  1. Auntie Pat says:

    Hi Jenn,
    It’s August 1st tomorrow so not much longer until your little baby girl meets her parents! I bet you can’t wait!??
    I had some zucchini raisen walnut bread this morning and I bet it would be great with chocolate chips. ? Take care. Love, Auntie Pat. ?

    • Meatless in the Mountains says:

      Hi Auntie Pat! Yes, just a little bit longer & we can meet our little lady!! Yum that bread sounds good, miss you! XO

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