Monday, January 24, 2011

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This is another great recipe from Skinny Taste.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa, preferably Dutch-process
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (1 3/4 ounces)
2 cups grated zucchini (1 medium)
Baking spray

Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.

Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

Whisk eggs, sugar, applesauce, oil, vanilla and melted chocolate in another large bowl until blended. Add the dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. 

Fold in zucchini and walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared pans.

Bake the loaves 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes. Invert onto rack and cool completely.

This recipe makes 16 slices of bread- 2 loaves of 8 slices, each.  If you are into Weight Watchers, this bread is 4 points per slice.
One thing I really like about this bread is that the recipe makes 2 loaves.  Since I am just one person, this gave me a great opportunity to give a loaf away to a friend!  And also, it makes your house smell ah-mazing! 

UPDATE:  from experience, I think this bread tastes much better once it has cooled completely.  Slightly warm, the taste was a bit off to me. 


  1. my god. i hope i get to move to dc soon, if only so i can eat your creations!!

  2. this looks soooo good, i am going to have to cook this SOON.


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