This really is the best ever low carb chocolate chip zucchini bread. And you know I don’t say that lightly! Dairy-free, sugar-free, grain-free.
Yup, I am doing it. I am sticking my neck out there and telling you that this is the best ever low carb chocolate chip zucchini bread. Because I truly believe it is and I don’t say that lightly. I stand by my claim. It’s tender, it’s moist (ugh, that word!), it’s sweet without being too sweet. It’s chock full of shredded zucchini and chocolate chips. And it got a big thumbs up from my CrossFit coach, who heretofore detested zucchini bread. Apparently because his father’s wife used to make it all the time and he detested her too. But I will take it as a compliment that he nearly devoured the whole loaf I brought by the time our class was over.
I am happily drowning in zucchini from my garden this year and have been creating zucchini recipes like a madwoman. The funny part is that I have recently decided that I don’t like raw zucchini. There’s something about both the taste and texture that I find off-putting. But roasting or grilling changes the flavour to something I thoroughly enjoy. And there is no question that zucchini noodles are one of the most useful low carb inventions of our time. Lightly cooked with a little butter and parmesan? Or with a beefy bolognese? Bring it!
And grated up and added to baked goods, zucchini adds something special. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I love it. I’ve made this zucchini bread 4 or 5 times already. The first time I made it, I did a triple batch…one for my family, one for my running team, and one for my next door neighbours who are dairy-free. Since I just threw it together, I didn’t have high expectations. But it smelled so good when it came out of the oven, I had to sneak a piece. I slathered it with butter and both the butter and I melted, it was so good. And then I quickly wrote down the recipe so I didn’t forget what I’d done. Then, you know, I had to make it again to make sure I had nailed the recipe. Then, you know, I had to make another double batch so I could take some to CrossFit and have some at home.
Yup, this recipe is a keeper. I do declare it to be the finest low carb zucchini bread you will ever taste.