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Healthy Chocolate Zuchini Bread

on September 14, 2011

I just love this recipe! Amazingly enough, my children, you know the picky, short people who live in my house, the ones who say ‘i don’t like this’ nearly every night, they love this. They even know what’s in it and they can’t get enough of it! My son even used it for a project in 2nd grade. they had to make a recipe and write it out step by step to share w/the class (the recipe, not the food). I was surprised he wanted to do it, but hey, who am I to discourage him from baking something healthy??

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

1-1/4 C sugar

1C unsweetened applesauce

3 eggs

3 tsp vanilla

2-1/2 C flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp salt

1/2 C cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

2 C shredded zucchini


1. preheat oven to 350.

2. mix dry ingredients and set aside.

3. using a hand or stand mixer, blend eggs, applesauce, vanilla and sugar.

4. while running mixer, slowly add in dry flour mixture, pausing after each addition to allow the liquid to be absorbed by the flour.

5. add the zucchini and blend well.

6. pour batter in two greased loaf pans  or 4 mini loaf pans (my favorite).

7. bake 40 to 45 min, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

8. cool in pan for 10 min, then turn onto cooling rack to cool.

A couple of options: I used Sun Crystals with this recipe once, I mixed half sugar and half Sun crystals which were a sugar/stevia blend. It’s no longer on the market :(, but I think you could probably do half stevia and half sugar if you want to cut some of the calories and sugars.

This bread can also be frozen. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in freezer bag removing as much air from the bag as possible. Can be frozen up to 3 months. Thaw on counter before removing plastic wrap. Yum!

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