Gluten Free Zucchini Chocolate Bread

If you are looking for delicious recipes that use a lot of zucchini, look no further!
This is one of my family’s favorite dishes, which we cook when we need to decide what to do with all the zucchini from our garden.
This delicious recipe for zucchini chocolate bread uses as many as three cups of chopped zucchini, and it tastes awesome.
Is this, in fact, a dessert?
 Yes.
Will your kids beg you to cook it for them whenever zucchini comes out?
Also yes.
This recipe uses a simple 1:1 gluten-free flour mixture to get a light bread that tastes as good as bread made from wheat flour.
If you do not use gluten, this bread will still turn out delicious if you use universal flour for baking and follow the same instructions. (note: this is not always true for GF recipes, but in this matter it is!)
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Ingredients for gluten-free Zucchini Chocolate bread
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    3 cups chopped zucchini (not grown any? Get fresh zucchini delivered to your door from imperfect products!)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    2/3 cup melted coconut oil
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    4 large eggs
2 1/2 cups gluten-free flour mixture 1:1 (most of all I love organic gluten-free flour from Namaste)
    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    2 tsp gluten- and aluminum-free baking soda
    1/2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
    1 tsp salt (I prefer Jacobson sea salt for baking)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
    10 oz pieces of semi-sweet or dark chocolate
 Recipes for making gluten-free zucchini chocolate bread
Gluten-free Zucchini Chocolate Bread Step 1: 
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177°C).
Prepare a large baking dish (my favorite is a 9 x 5 cm ceramic baking dish from Pampered Chef) by greasing the mold in your preferred way.
Personally, I prefer to use either a spray with avocado oil “Selected products”, or apply a thin layer of coconut oil to the bottom and walls of the pan.
Gluten-free Zucchini Chocolate Bread Step 2: 
 Squeeze out the chopped zucchini.
To do this, spread out a cloth hand towel. Place either a clean flour bag type towel or paper towels on top of the towel.
Put the chopped zucchini in an even layer on a towel. Put some more paper towels or another towel in the form of a flour bag on top.
Then roll the towel from one side to the opposite. Press down the roll.
Carefully unwrap the towels, lift the top towel, collect the zucchini pieces and put them in a large mixing bowl.
Gluten-free Zucchini Chocolate Bread Step 3:
 In a mixing bowl with zucchini, add:
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup melted coconut oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
and 4 large eggs.
Mix with a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula until smooth.
 Gluten-free Zucchini Chocolate Bread Step 4: 
In a separate bowl, mix:
2 1/2 cups gluten-free flour mixture
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix everything together with a whisk until smooth.
Add the dry ingredients from this bowl to the zucchini bowl and mix well using a sturdy spoon or a mixing spatula in your stationary mixer.
Gluten-free Zucchini Chocolate Bread Step 5: 
Add chocolate chips or pieces of chocolate.
How to sprinkle with chocolate chips: 
    Spread the chocolate chips over the surface of the dough in a bowl.
    Then put a large amount of dough from the sides of the bowl on the chocolate chips
    Turn the bowl 180 degrees and repeat the same.
Repeat this until the chocolate chips are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
Why fold, and not mix?
Folding is a better way to add a large dish to a thick dough than stirring in a circle.
Stirring in a circle, you can distribute everything over the surface of the dough, but the chips will not be evenly distributed throughout the dough, which is what we are trying to achieve.
 Gluten-free Zucchini Chocolate Bread Step 6: 
Pour the chocolate zucchini bread dough into a baking dish and bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 60-75 minutes or until a toothpick or dough tester inserted in the middle is clean.
Gluten-free Zucchini Chocolate Bread Step 7: 
Allow the zucchini bread to cool on the baking sheet for about 15 minutes before placing it on the grill to cool until completely cooled.
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