Sunday, September 16, 2012

Chocolate chocolate chip Zucchini Loaf


This is my go-to recipe when I need to use up some zucchini from the garden. I actually freeze grated zucchini in 2 cup amounts in baggies for the freezer so all I need to do is thaw it and use it for this recipe in the winter time. This recipe makes 2 loaves. Everybody, even my super picky 5 year old, devour this loaf... 2 loaves don't last too long in our house!

From "Crazy Plates" cookbook

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla

2 cups packed, grates zucchini
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips ( I use regular size and it still works)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. spray 2 8x4-inch loaf pans with non-stick spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine first 6 ingredients. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the next 5 "wet" ingredients.
Stir in zucchini. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
Spread batter evenly in prepared pans. Bake for 50 minutes or until cooked all the way thru. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing and let cool on wire rack before serving.

Only 184 calories,5.3 grams fat per slice!