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I’ve mentioned before that I’m one of those “sneak the veggies in” moms. Not that my kids are picky; they actually are quite adventurous eaters! However, that never stops me from wanting to get more veggies into my kids.
Picky or not, kids or adults; we can all use more veggies!
How many times have you felt justified when having chocolate zucchini bread because it has zucchini in it?
Let’s be honest, zucchini bread is not really a health food. It’s usually full of sugar. However, we add a veggie in and we like to think that covers up any sins of the baked good.
I’m not saying we should avoid chocolate zucchini bread… do not misunderstand me!
There is a time and place to indulge in such yummy foods! But we really shouldn’t kid ourselves into thinking it’s healthy.
That said… I do have a way to enjoy chocolate zucchini bread in a completely healthy fashion!
May I introduce these chocolate zucchini bread popsicles?! How delicious do these sound?!
Now I’ll be honest, there is no actual bread in these popsicles because bread in popsicles sounds gross! But they flavor of chocolate zucchini bread is there!
I could have just called them chocolate zucchini popsicles but I knew chocolate zucchini bread popsicles would entice you more!
Zucchini is one of those bountiful veggies that you get tons of in the late summertime.
Whether you are harvesting it from your own garden or you have that well meaning neighbor who just dropped off enough zucchini to feed an army… you are likely to have zucchini just waiting to be use!
I already use zucchini in my zucchini fritter recipe and my chocolate zucchini bread smoothie recipe but I needed more ways to use zucchini and these popsicles are just the recipe I needed.
It uses a whopping cup of zucchini per batch (about 6-7 popsicles) and it’s so easy… plus there’s no baking involved which is nice if you are suffering through a heat wave like I am right now!
Psst, need another veggie packed popsicle recipe? Try my carrot cake popsicles or my red velvet popsicles !
Chocolate Zucchini Bread Popsicles
1 cup milk of choice
1 banana (frozen gives a better consistency)
1 cup shredded zucchini
3 tbs. cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbs. honey
Add all ingredients to blender and whirl away. This works best with a high powered blender but a regular blender should do the job as well.
Once your mixture is a nice consistency, pour into popsicle molds and place into the freezer for a few hours.
I love these stainless steel molds but they can be a bit pricey, in which case this set is a more affordable option that is BPA free.
I love your recipes and can’t wait to try this!
The most creative use for zucchini we have ever seen! Definitely a must try recipe!