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#FoodieExtravaganza: Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

NicholeL
Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a rich and dense bread full of chocolate flavor and hidden zucchini.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Bread
Servings 1 loaf

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • cup plain or vanilla yogurt Greek or not
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips + more for sprinkling

Directions
 

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • 2. Shred the zucchini and place it in a clean kitchen towel or paper towel and squeeze out the excess moisture. Zucchini should still be damp, but not dripping wet.
  • 3. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar, yogurt and applesauce.
  • 4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • 5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until combined, leaving a few lumps. Use a silicone spatula to fold in the zucchini, making sure that it’s fully blended throughout the batter. Fold in the chocolate chips the same way.
  • 6. Pour into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top (¼ - ½ cup).
  • 7. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 8.Cool for 15-20 minutes or until you are able to handle the pan. Slide the bread out onto a wire rack and continue to cool until it reaches room temperature.
  • 9. Slice and serve. Bread can be kept at room temperature on the counter for a few days.

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

Keyword baking, bread, chocolate, dessert, zucchini
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