Since squash borers killed all my beloved zucchini plants, I have been buying huge organic zucchini from a local farm. What better to do with a vegetable than make dessert? This zucchini bread is pretty much like healthier, veggie packed chocolate cake that you can justify eating for breakfast. Sounds good to me!
Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread:
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup shredded zucchini, packed pretty well
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Melt coconut butter. Add applesauce, vanilla, eggs, and sugar. In a separate bowl mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix wet and dry along with zucchini. Do not drain the zucchini, you want the moisture it has. Once its mixed, add chocolate chips.
Bake in greased loaf pan at 350F for 40-50 minutes, until tester comes out clean.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes and slice into 12 slices. Slather on a little butter while still warm and devour!
Or load it up with peanut butter, add a banana, and call it breakfast!
The nutritional stats are stellar! per slice:
Calories : 113
Total Fat: 2.6g
Sodium: 62mg (3%)
Total Carbohydrates: 21g
Protein: 3 g