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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Time 1 Hour 30 Minutes • Makes 16 Servings

 

This sweet quick bread is kept moist with applesauce and just the right touch of sweetness with chocolate chips.

 

Submitted by Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge Registered Dietician, Jessica Dunbar.

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 3 T canola oil
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 C applesauce
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 3 T unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1 1/2 C finely-shredded zucchini (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

PREPARATION:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Place first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at low speed until well blended. Stir in applesauce.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Whisk in flour and the next 2 ingredients; mixing well. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture stirring just until moist. Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips. Spoon batter into a 9-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  3. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack, and remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

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