I'm just enjoying the lazy days of summer, not a whole lot has been happening here....
and it's hot!
I don't post many recipes but today I thought I would share a favorite.
The zucchini plants are producing non stop. So far the neighbors are enjoying the bounty,
but soon I know they will hid when they see me coming with more zucchini.
We love this recipe, it's a nice change from plain zucchini bread and it makes two loaves.
The loaves freeze well too!
CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BREAD
2 eggs , beaten
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
( this is a substitute for oil )
1 3/4 c. sugar
2 TBSP. vanilla- yes that's right
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 t. salt
1 1/2t. baking soda
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 c. baking cocoa
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. grated zucchini
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. chocolate chips
Grease and cocoa 2- 9"x5" loaf pans.
Blend eggs, applesauce, vanilla, cocoa and sugar in a large bowl.
Add the zucchini to the wet ingredients.
Add the the rest of the dry ingredients.
Divide batter into 2 loaf pans.
Bake at 350 degrees.
Check at 55 min.
If your toothpick comes out clean it's done. If not add 5 more mins.!
Cool and slice!
When you grease and use cocoa instead of flour it does not leave a white
mess on the sides of your bread.
You can see a bit of zucchini hiding in there, but you only taste the chocolate :)
Let me know if you try my recipe.
Have a wonderful weekend!
xo Lisa S