This whole spring and summer, my daughter and I have been working on growing a garden from seeds. Before this year, I took the easier route and just bought my plants from a nursery when they’re almost fully grown. But this spring, my daughter came home completely obsessed with the idea of growing all of our plants from seeds. So, we did. We bought seeds, planted them inside in little potting trays, and nursed them to life for months and months. And after almost 4 months of work, we have a garden full of beautiful fully grown plants. Well, we did…until the great bug migration of 2020 decided to satisfy their hunger on my plants. Devastated, I had to harvest almost all my produce early, otherwise I would have to foresake them to the ravages of the bug army. And long story short, I now have a ton of extra Zucchini! So, Let’s make Vegan Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread!
I really love this bread. I’ve been eating it for breakfast for the past week now and I think I’m going to have to bake more to satisfy my cravings. It’s smooth, sweet, and it has zucchini in it, so it’s healthy? This recipe makes two loaves, so you could either eat them both immediately like I did, or you could freeze one of them for later.
Don’t know how to chop your zucchini into your bread? It’s so easy. Literally just take a cheese grater and shred that zucchini up until you get nice, small thin zucchini strips. You can peel the zucchini if you don’t want the skin to be in your bread; however, I like the look of the green skin, so I keep my zucchinis unpeeled. If you have picky eaters, peel those zucchinis to hide the fact that you’re secretly making them eat their vegetables.
For this recipe, we used a flax seed egg replacement as opposed to any other egg replacer. I just feel like it adds a nice natural flavor to the zucchini bread. I also used vegan chocolate chips in this recipe (I used the Enjoy Life Brand), but you can opt for raisins if you want. Honestly, I like raisins, and I don’t think they deserve the hate they get. Although, if I were to choose between raisins and chocolate chips, well, chocolate chips would win in a landslide.
And if zucchini isn’t your thing, no worries! Check out any of our other breakfast recipes! And if zucchini is your thing, wonderful! Check out our Vegan Zucchini Fritter recipe! I really hope you enjoy this Vegan Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread!