Don’t let the name startle you, I promise this is one of my absolute favorite nutritious and delicious quick breads. Of course, chocolate perks up any recipe!
Holly Clegg, Author of the trim&TERRIFIC™ cookbook series and KIDS COOKING for Mommies
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9 × 5 × 3-inch nonstick loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.
3. In another bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, and oil. Stir in applesauce and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until moistened. Stir in zucchini, chocolate chips, and walnuts.
4. Transfer batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Don’t overcook. Cool in pan.
Makes 16 slices
Calories 187, Calories from fat 34%, Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 26 mg, Sodium 96 mg, Carbohydrate 28 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 14 g, Protein 4 g, Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat