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dbl. choc. zucchini bread {with secret ingredient}

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Marsha Baker
Pioneer, OH

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.

(2 ratings)
yield 10 -12
prep time 35 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For dbl. choc. zucchini bread {with secret ingredient}

  • 1-1/2 c
    white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 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

How To Make dbl. choc. zucchini bread {with secret ingredient}

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325. Line a loaf pan with parchment and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, slat and cinnamon until evenly mixed.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    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.