Recipe of the Week:Chocolate Zucchini Bread


2 cups zucchini, shredded (about 1 large or 2 small)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup banana, mashed
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and lightly flour. Set aside.
2.With a paper towel, lightly press down on the shredded zucchini to absorb some of the moisture. Set aside.

3.In a large bowl, using a whisk combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add the brown sugar, eggs, mashed banana, applesauce, and the vanilla. With a wooden spoon, mix ingredients together to combine. Stir in zucchini. Fold in your chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

4.Before removing the bread from the pan let it cool for at least 30 minutes; transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. If the bread is sliced before it is completely cool, it may appear underdone.


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