This Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe is an easy, healthy & delicious way to eat your fruits and vegetables! Using a blender to whip up the batter makes the zucchini completely undetectable! Gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free!

Zucchini season is finally upon us and I am so excited to share recipes featuring my favorite sneaky veggie!

I joke that if I ever write a cookbook {like when my youngest kid is 20 LOL}, it would be titled, How to Put Zucchini in Just About Everything! And although it’s a joke…I’m actually pretty certain that there’s nothing I haven’t at least tried sneaking zucchini into at one point or another in my kitchen.

This Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread is a creation that I just love.  Because if you’re going to eat veggies why not eat them disguised as an irresistibly chocolatey treat?! 😉

This bread is paleo which means it’s dairy-free, gluten-free and has no refined sugar! So you  feel like you’re eating a special treat but you’re actually fueling your body with fruits, veggies, protein and fiber!

This Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe is an easy, healthy & delicious way to eat your fruits and vegetables! Using a blender to whip up the batter makes the zucchini completely undetectable! Gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free!

This recipe is a total kid pleaser too! I tested this Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread many times in order to get it just right…and my kids absolutely devoured every single batch! {Including the version that was so moist I didn’t even want to eat it}!

In our house we eat dessert after dinner every single night, without exception {because life is shot}. But we don’t really eat sweets any other time during the day. However, this Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread is so healthy I don’t mind letting my kids eat it any time day or night!

So when I sneak a slice on their plates at lunchtime they think I’m the coolest mom ever for letting them eat dessert at a time they normally don’t get to! And if they don’t know they’re eating veggies, I’m not going to be the one to tell them!

This Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe is an easy, healthy & delicious way to eat your fruits and vegetables! Using a blender to whip up the batter makes the zucchini completely undetectable! Gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free!

Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread: Method 

I see a lot of pictures of baked goods featuring zucchini floating around the internet where little bits of green zucchini are clearly visible. Let me just tell you how much that would not fly in my house. Gabe literally tries to pick cilantro out of guacamole and Italian seasoning out of pizza sauce {until we tell him to just eat it}! So you better believe that if he saw any bits of green in his chocolate bread he would NOT be ok with it.

Using the Vitamix to blend the wet ingredients together ensures that the zucchini is completely undetectable! It’s best if you make sure that the ingredients are at room temperature and that the coconut oil is melted before adding it to the Vitamix.

Helpful tip: Whenever a recipe calls for room temperature eggs I put them in a bowl of warm water to speed up the process! Because I never remember to take them out before it’s time to start baking!

This Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe is an easy, healthy & delicious way to eat your fruits and vegetables! Using a blender to whip up the batter makes the zucchini completely undetectable! Gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free!

Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread: Substitutions 

As always I recommend making this recipe exactly as written. When it comes to paleo baking I never recommend changing the type or amount of flour used in a recipe. Coconut flour is very different than almond flour, and it is never a good choice to substitute one for the other.

Here are a couple potential substitutions:

Coconut sugar: This is my favorite unrefined granulated form of sugar. If you have another (date sugar, maple sugar) feel free to use it as a substitute. I do not recommend using a liquid sweetener in place of coconut sugar.

Coconut Oil: If you are not concerned with dairy, then butter is an acceptable {and delicious} substitute for coconut oil!

Chocolate chips: I use Enjoy Life Foods chocolate chips in paleo baked goods! If you don’t follow a strict paleo diet then I recommend mixing things up! Peanut butter, cinnamon, and butterscotch chips would all be fun additions {according to my 6 year old}!

This Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe is an easy, healthy & delicious way to eat your fruits and vegetables! Using a blender to whip up the batter makes the zucchini completely undetectable! Gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free!

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Paleo Double Chocolate Banana Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x5” loaf pan with parchment paper, grease it and set it aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (coconut flour, almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking soda baking powder, and salt). Set aside.
  3. Place zucchini and bananas in the container of your Vitamix (or another high-powered blender) and blend until completely smooth.
  4. Add melted coconut oil and vanilla and blend until combined (about 5-10 seconds).
  5. Add eggs and blend until just combined.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients from the Vitamix container into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until completely combined.
  7. Add chocolate chips and mix well.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes (depending on the size of pan you choose) or until the top is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean!
  9. Once the bread is done, remove it from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack to cool.
  10. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before using the parchment paper to remove the bread from the pan and let it continue cooling until you’re ready to eat it!

#Eat Seasonal July

This Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread is brought to you as part of one of my favorite times of the month…our Eat Seasonal recipe group! Every month an amazing group of bloggers join together to encourage all of our wonderful readers to eat seasonally!

My sweet friend Becky over at The Vintage Mixer posts seasonal produce guides every month to showcase the beautiful fruits and vegetables that are fresh and available to cook and bake with! Check out her July Seasonal Produce Guide to learn what’s in season {hello zucchini}!

So here it is…a treasure trove of beautiful recipes that are perfect to make in July from some seriously talented bloggers! Click on the links below for some summer cooking inspiration! Join in the fun by tagging your photos with #eatseasonal!

Golden Beets with Black Beans and Dried Cherries by Letty’s Kitchen

Berry Frangipane Brioche Toast by Vintage Mixer

Summer Melon Cous Cous Salad with Avocado, Grapes and Mint by Foodie Crush

Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread by JoyFoodSunshine

Kale Salad with Blueberries Cherries and Goat Cheese by Flavor the Moments

Pesto Butter Corn on the Cob by Cookin’ Canuck

Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcakes by Food for My Family

Triple Berry No-Bake Cheesecake with Amaretti Crust by Floating Kitchen

Pickled Beets by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Sour Cream Panna Cotta with Strawberry Compote by Simple Bites

Blueberry Acai Frozen Yogurt by Kitchen Confidante

Lower Carb Zucchini Noodle Pasta Bake by She Likes Food

What are you looking forward to cooking or baking in the month of July?!

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This Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe is an easy, healthy & delicious way to eat your fruits and vegetables! Using a blender to whip up the batter makes the zucchini completely undetectable! Gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free!

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This Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe is an easy, healthy & delicious way to eat your fruits and vegetables! Using a blender to whip up the batter makes the zucchini completely undetectable! Gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free!