Christmas Chocolate Pecan Zucchini Bread

Tiffany Bannworth

By
@MissAnubis

I think this looks great on Holiday tables. Change the M&M colors to suit whichever holiday has come!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12 people, 2 loaves
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The addition of zucchini puree and applesauce make this bread really moist. There's a great combination of textures and flavors in this recipe. It would be a perfect breakfast or snack to have on hand for house guests during the holidays. I loved the M&M's on top.

Ingredients

3 c
cake flour
1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
flax seeds
2 1/2 c
brown sugar, dark
1/2 c
cocoa powder
1 tsp
instant coffee powder
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ginger
1/4 tsp
clove
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
3
eggs
1/2 c
applesauce
1 c
vegetable or coconut oil
2 Tbsp
vanilla
1 3/4 c
zucchini puree
1/2 c
pecans (candied even better)
1 c
dark chocolate chips or chunks
1/4 c
chopped pecans
1 c
christmas color m&ms (preferably minis)
olive oil non stick stray
cocoa powder for dusting

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 325.
2Beat your sugar, eggs, and oil for 3 minutes.
3Add the rest of the wet ingredients. Beat for additional minute.
4Slowly add, while beating, the rest of the dry ingredients, save the chocolate chunks, nuts, and M&Ms.
5Fold in chocolate chunks and candied pecans.
6Spray two loaf pans with olive oil non stick spray and lightly dust with cocoa powder.
7Pour half batter in each pan.
8Sprinkle chopped pecans and M&Ms atop of poured batter. Do not stir.
9Bake for 40 minutes. I check the center of mine with a piece of uncooked spaghetti until come out clean.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American