Dbl. Choc. Zucchini Bread {with secret ingredient}

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1-1/2 c white whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 c unsweetened baking cocoa
1 c frozen spinach or 1/2 c. cooked
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 c shredded zucchini
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
2/3 c granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten (or 1 egg + 2 egg whites)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c chocolate chips, divided

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Marsha Baker Recipe
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Marsha's notes for this recipe:
This is a very moist bread loaded with healthy options. Get a great start on your daily nutritional requirements by enjoying some of this bread for breakfast.
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Preheat oven to 325. Line a loaf pan with parchment and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, slat and cinnamon until evenly mixed.
Microwave frozen spinach for about 1 minute on high. Squeeze out extra water and drain. Process in a food processor with oil until finely pureed. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Into spinach mixture, add zucchini, banana, applesauce, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Then add dry ingredients and mix until blended well. Stir in 1/2 c. chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and dot the top with remaining 1/4 c. chocolate chips. Bake for 55-60 minutes. Don't overbake. It will still test a little 'gooey' when it's done baking.
Let cool in pan on a rack for about 30 minutes. Cut around edges with a knife and carefully lift out onto cooling rack (don't invert or chocolate chips will be smashed).
Let cool, (if you can wait!) cut and serve.


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user Jenny Van JenVan - Sep 2, 2012
Wow! This sounds so healthy, can't wait to try it!
user Marsha Baker mrsbakery - Sep 25, 2012
It IS healthy...moist & delicious too! Do hope you enjoy it Jenny Van! =)

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