Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I have company coming to “tea” tomorrow afternoon and I was looking for something to serve them that I could eat (gluten, cane sugar, dairy free). Came across this recipe on Pinterest:

paleo-chocolate-zucchini-bread-recipeI just gave it a try (should have taken a photo but didn’t before I cut the loaf and put it in the fridge! This photo is from Elena’s Pantry recipe).

Recipe calls for grated zucchini, I tried buying some at the grocery store near my home but there were none – I substituted apple sauce instead which worked well. I also used maple syrup (instead of honey) and real vanilla instead of stevia.

I should have baked the loaf another 5-8 minutes, while cooked on the bottom it was still a bit too moist and broke apart when I removed the loaf from the pan.

I was surprised at how light and moist the cake was. Although it’s in chunks I think I’ll serve it with whipped coconut cream on top. It’s surprisingly tasty! Definitely worth a second try.