Cacao Zucchini Banana Bread

Who says you can’t have a healthy, hearty yet delicious breakfast? Start your day in a great mood with this vegan bread loaded with a chocolate treat.


  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 3 small bananas or 1 cup overripe banana (mashed)
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups almond flour
  • ⅓ cup Tribal Moon Cacao Powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or Cacao Nibs


  1. Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350F. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flax and water and set it aside to thicken. 
  3. Add banana, zucchini,  melted coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla, and stir. 
  4. Incorporate flour, Tribal Moon Cacao, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into the mixture.
    Stir the mixture until combined, but try not to over-mix. 
  5. Add chocolate chips or Cacao Nibs. 
  6. Pour batter into the pan, and add cacao nibs or chocolate chips if desired. Bake for an hour and 5 minutes or poke a toothpick into the bread and see if the toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Put the bread on a wire rack and let it cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing. 

Use an air-tight container to store the bread or wrap it in plastic wrap. You can also use foil to wrap the bread and then wrap it in a plastic container to ensure freshness for up to four months. 


Depending on what type of recipe you are creating, we always try and prepare cacao in the easiest possible way with the greatest amount of care. So here are a few helpful hints on how to do that.

  • If you need the cacao in more of a powder-type form for your recipe, just blitz larger chunks of Tribal Moon Cacao in a Nutri-Bullet, Thermomix, or Food Processor for 10 seconds. Then it is all ready to go without needing to chop or grate it. Easy. 😊
  • If you need to turn your cacao into more of a liquid type of consistency, simply pour boiling water into a pot with the cacao and stir over heat until it melts. NEVER LEAVE THE CACAO as it begins to get hot. If it starts to steam, that is as hot as you want to get. Try to NEVER RAISE the temperature of the cacao above 87 Degrees Celsius as it will lose some of its medicinal qualities.
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