Whew is that a mouthful (pun intended)! This is a super satisfying treat that won’t leave you in a sugary slug. I can’t promise that it isn’t addicting though, trust me it is! However, since it’s so nice and light, unlike some desserts, it won’t end up making you sick to your stomach, even if you go back for that second (or third) piece. It has zucchini, so it’s basically like a green juice, right? It has an amazing (sorry if you’re sensitive to the m-word) moist (at least I warned you) cake-y texture and the dark chocolate chunks make it a melt-y chocolate heaven in your mouth! This delicious dessert or snack can be enjoyed by pretty much everyone! It’s vegan, so it’s dairy and egg free, it’s soy free, and you can substitute other things for the peanut butter to make it paleo and nut free.
Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread
Pilates Pearls and Peanut Butter
Makes an 8×8 Pan
- 2 super ripe bananas (mashed)
- 3/4 cups shredded zucchini (excess water squeezed out)
- 1/2 cup creamy, salted peanut butter* (only ingredients peanuts and salt)
- 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup
- 1/2 TBSP coconut flour
- 1 tsp 100% vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks/chips (set aside about 1/4 cup to spirinkle on the top)**
- Coconut oil spray
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Next, mix together the mashed banana, peanut butter, maple syrup and cinnamon in a large bowl. Now add in the shredded zucchini, cinnamon, coconut flour, baking soda, and chocolate chunks (except about 1/4 cup). Once fully combined, pour the batter into a coconut oil spray greased 8×8 pan, sprinkle on the set aside chunks, and bake for about 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes (if you have the self-control) before diving in.
Bon appetite. Enjoy!
*Feel free to sub any other nut/seed butter (except tahini since it’s thinner) to fit your dietary needs or flavor preferences. It should work the same as long as it is a similar texture.
**I used a mix of Alter Ego’s Dark Blackout 85%, Trader Joe’s Organic 72% Belgian Dark, Madecasse’s 80%, and Green and Black’s Organic 85%. Feel free to adjust the darkness to your liking.
My favorites way to enjoy this is warmed up with a big glass of Califia farms almond milk on the side. Let me know how you enjoy it. Hope you like this super nutritious and delicious treat! Now time for dinner so I can hit the hay before for another long week of school (ugh!). Have an amazing week!
Enjoy the moment :),