Happy 4th of July!!! (a little late!)
I know I have disappeared since I did the Paleo challenge — got emotionally stressed — quit — and threw a tantrum, old school. Not apologizing — just summarizing.
But I’m back — and I haven’t quite given up on Paleo and the healthy way of eating… I like healthy. I’m a health coach.
But I’m also a mom and military spouse and I like cheap, easy, and yummy!! (Bonus points if the kids will eat it too!!)
Today we are having a Paleo Show Down!!
I had some zucchini in the fridge that needed to be used and I needed to bring a dessert to the 4th of July BBQ we attended this weekend. In full disclosure – we had never made chocolate zucchini cake/bread before (paleo or otherwise). After searching the internet and my favorite Paleo sites — I found these two recipes. Both had ingredients that I had on hand, easy to follow directions, and didn’t include a bunch of crazy prepping!! (ain’t nobody got time for that sh*t).
We have two different chocolate zucchini breads from two awesome websites!!
On the left is the Blue Team: Living Healthy w/ Chocolate: http://livinghealthywithchocolate.com/desserts/best-chocolate-zucchini-bread-gluten-free-paleo-1566/
And on the right is the Red Team: PaleOMG:
**I made both recipes as directed with no alterations — I did however not have “mini loaf” pans — so they were cooked in big pans**
Waiting for them to bake and cool is torture. I WANT SNACKS!!
Results are in!!
First let me say both of these recipes were really good!! But there were slight differences that might make you decide for one over the other.
The Blue Team: (results compiled from whole family review)
– looks like chocolate chip brownie
– falls apart easily (in a crumbly delicious brownie/cake type of way)
– kids felt is was “dry” (I thought they were nuts)
The Red Team: (results compiled from whole family review)
– looks like a banana bread
– toastable/more dense
– smells like fudge
– has more a a cinnamon flavor/after taste
We asked the kids to “rename” the desserts they tried — collectively the new name is: “Healthy Chocolate Awesomeness”!!
We will be making these again for sure!!
We also toasted “red team’s” the next morning buttered on the griddle. YUM! (not sure the blue team’s would have held up on the griddle).
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