Grain Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Zucchini Bread (2 different ways!)

grain free peanut butter zucchini bread sliced on a grey board

Say hi to a fan favorite on Ambitious Kitchen: this one bowl peanut butter zucchini bread. I created this recipe 3 years ago after Tony’s mom gave me Five massive zucchini from her lawn. Kid you no longer they had been the scale of my arm and I’m pretty certain that was the summer season #AKZucchiniWeek started.

Anyway I nonetheless sought after to stay a majority of the original submit on this recipe, as it’s particular to me:

“As I mentioned previously, I’m taking a little bit of time without work this Summer from blogging. It’s no longer that I don’t want to as a result of I mainly have one million concepts, it’s extra that I need to be certain I’m being fulfilled personally and professionally.
So in reality all I’ve been looking to do is work out what’s next for myself and AK.

Do you ever in finding that you just get stuck up in distinctive concepts that you simply say yes to them without in truth pondering it via? This is me MOST of the time. I’m lovely good about checking out out ideas and working with them, however I’m also extraordinarily obedient to my passions and recognizing once I don’t LOVE to do something. I'm 100% driven via pastime.

I’ve at all times mentioned that each and every year I want to do something different to challenge myself. Last 12 months I surrender my activity to concentrate on AK complete time and it’s been beyond wonderful to see it develop via offering recipes, recommendation and sharing meals with you. This 12 months, I’m have a couple of particular tasks taking place however I’m pondering larger. You know like, the place do I want to be in Five or 10 years kind of thing. Do I see myself still continuously running a blog? Do I wish to move to a different state? Do I need to move to a different nation? Do I wish to go back to school?

Above all, I always wish to be true to myself. And that’s what I promise to continue to be here with you.”

It simply is going to turn that existence changes temporarily. Where I’m at now, isn’t the place I used to be three years ago. My center is in a different place and I’m much less fascinated about what’s to come next in existence. I think satisfied and content — thankful for what I have and patient for what’s to return.

I'm hoping this inspires you, especially when you’re feeling lost or not sure of yourself. Know that all of us get that way, it’s apart of the human experience and steadily once we’re growing probably the most.

two slices of grain free peanut butter zucchini bread spread with peanut butter and stacked on top of each other

Anyway, let’s get back to this bread: I have two healthy variations that I’m sharing with you these days… ONE with coconut flour and ONE with protein powder!

Let’s cross over the components in this grain free zucchini bread so you'll be able to rush and bake it this night:

Peanut butter: I used an all herbal VERY creamy peanut butter with only peanuts and salt because the ingredients. Yes, that’s the stir sort with the oil on best! The logo I exploit (Trader Joe’s or Smucker’s) has a tendency to very creamy. I might not suggest using a brand like Skippy or Jif. Please persist with the all herbal peanut butters. And no, Skippy or Jif Natural does no longer depend because they upload stabilizers to the peanut butter to make it thick. I feel that a herbal almond butter would paintings quite well too (if you happen to sought after to make it paleo)!

Maple Syrup: There isn’t a ton of maple syrup in this recipe, however it is necessary. I also DO NOT recommend using honey as a substitute of maple syrup as I think the bread may brown too much when it bakes.

Eggs: I have no longer examined this recipe with a flax or chia egg. I don’t suppose that you would get the best effects from the use of those, but you can always let me know if you're willing to check out it. A couple of readers have reported the usage of a banana and flax egg, but please confer with the feedback!

slice of grain free peanut butter zucchini bread with peanut butter on top and a bite taken out

How to make peanut butter zucchini bread two different techniques:

There are two options when you make this bread (smartly technically 3): You can both make it with a little of coconut flour or protein powder! It is important to notice that you just’ll need to use one or the other but no longer each. I for my part LOVED the coconut flour version, however the protein model was INCREDIBLE for a protein baked excellent — plus I didn’t get any funky after taste from it.

Update: I have additionally examined this bread with whole wheat flour and got amazing effects. I put that in the note section of the recipe.

If you pass with the protein powder model: I examined this recipe with both a plant-based protein powder and a whey or dairy protein powder in order that I could come up with options! The protein powders I examined the recipe with had been Aloha Vanilla Protein Powder (plant-based, no stevia) AND Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. Honestly, I may now not inform the difference between the 2 when tasting the general product. Both had been amazing. If you take a look at the protein model, be sure you let me know what sort of protein you find yourself the usage of! I’d love to understand.

This bread is soft, fluffy, wet and creates an exquisite golden crust. While the chocolate chips are absolutely important, they do support the wonder (obviously?) and make it extremely addicting. Serve it heat with a little slather of extra PB on top and I promise you’ll love me eternally.

If you make this bread (or them into truffles), you should definitely proportion an image on Instagram and use the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen so I will see it! xo.

If you like this wholesome zucchini bread recipe, you’ll additionally like:

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Grain Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Zucchini Bread 2 different techniques!

4.94 from 33 votes

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 40 mins

Total Time 50 mins

Low carb grain free peanut butter zucchini bread made with easy, nutritious substances. There are two choices to make it: with coconut flour or with protein powder! Soft, fluffy, wet and a good source of protein & fiber.

  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded & squeezed of excess moisture (about 1 cup shredded zucchini)
  • 3/4 cup all herbal creamy peanut butter*
  • 1/4 cup natural maple syrup
  • 2 massive eggs, relatively overwhelmed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons packed coconut flour OR 2 scoops (about 1/2 cup) of protein powder of choice*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup darkish chocolate chips, dairy free if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. (It's easier to get out when you use parchment paper.)

  2. In a big bowl, combine shredded zucchini, peanut butter, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla with whisk till well mixed and creamy. Stir in coconut flour OR protein powder (but now not each!), baking soda and cinnamon. You can also upload in a pinch of salt if your peanut butter wasn't salted (mine was). Mix until simply combined. Next, fold in chocolate chip reserving a couple of tablespoon for sprinkling on best.

  3. Pour batter into ready pan, clean top and sprinkle the tablespoon of chocolate chips on most sensible. Bake for 40-50 mins or till a toothpick comes out clean. The bread will expand a pleasing brown crust, so do not be anxious when you follow this whilst baking.

  4. Once finished baking, remove from oven and switch pan to a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes. Once cool enough, take away bread from pan and switch to twine rack to cool utterly. Cut into 12 scrumptious slices.

Nutrition data is in response to protein powder model.

Here is the diet for the bread made with the coconut flour instead of protein powder according to 1 slice: 179 energy | 12.3g fats | 14.7g carbs | 2.8g fiber | 9.3g sugar | 5.2g protein

To make these into desserts: use desserts liners and spray the inside of the liners with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 levels F for 18-25 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.

Most of the options for this bread will also be found within the put up textual content, however really feel free to take a look at this bread with almond butter as a substitute of peanut butter if you want a paleo model.

Please do not attempt to sub any flours for the coconut flour or protein powder, the recipe will have to be made as written. I did try this bread with 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and it turned out pretty!

Nutrition

Servings: 12 slices

Serving dimension: 1 slice

Calories: 190kcal

Fat: 12.2g

Carbohydrates: 14.5g

Fiber: 2.5g

Sugar: 8.8g

Protein: 8.7g

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