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Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

on November 19, 2011

I know, zucchini and chocolate? Really, it works. This is so good, my kids love it, AND they know it’s got green veggies in it! Don’t believe me? Try it yourself! I love to make this when zucchini is in season. Another way for me to sneak healthy foods into my kids w/o them complaining! And the use of applesauce in place of oil helps keep the calories and fat in check, and reduces the guilt factor when you’re eating this delicious treat.

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

2-1/2C flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2C cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1-1/4C sugar

1C unsweetened applesauce

3 eggs

3 tsp vanilla

2C shredded zucchini

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease mini loaf pan.

2. Mix dry ingredients. Place all wet ingredients, except zucchini, in a bowl and beat with hand or stand mixer until well blended.

3. Add dry blend to wet mixture. Pause between additions to allow the wet and dry to become well incorporated.

4. Add the zucchini and mix well.  Pour into a greased mini loaf pan. Bake 40-45 min or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

You can peel the zucchini if you want to be sneaky or don’t care to see green in your chocolate bread, but I don’t. Go on, give it a try, you’ll like it, I promise! One more thing I like to do is use a mini muffin pan with this recipe. My kids love the little bite-sized chocolate treats!

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