christmas chocolate pecan zucchini bread

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Tiffany Bannworth
from Cape Coral, FL

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 12 people, 2 loaves
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For christmas chocolate pecan zucchini bread

  • 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

How To Make christmas chocolate pecan zucchini bread

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