Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
16 servings (1 slice)
¾ cup sugar 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs ¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup applesauce 1 ½ cups finely shredded zucchini (about 1 medium)
2 cups flour ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Place first three ingredients in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at low speed until well blended. Stir in applesauce.
In a separate bowl: Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating until just moist. Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips. Spoon batter into a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until a wooden pick interested in center comes out almost clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack, then remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
Nutritional value per serving:
Fat: 5 grams
Protein: 2.9 grams
Carbohydrates: 27.3 grams
Submitted by MSU Extension