Friday, August 10, 2012

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread a la Christina!

My best friend Christina sent in her pictures for Something New Thursday, and also included the recipes to share! She loves to bake and cook and will hopefully (wink wink! lol) be featured every Thursday with her yummy goodies!

Scroll to the bottom for notes from the baker :) She made some edits to the original recipe that she loved!

Happy baking!
Looks delicious, right?!

Points Value: 4
Servings: 14
Preparation Time: 0 min
Cooking Time: 0 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

(Ignore the prep time and cooking time, it takes longer than that lol)

Ingredients

2 cup(s) all-purpose flour ( )

1/2 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa ( )

2 tsp baking powder ( )

1/2 tsp table salt ( )

3/4 cup(s) buttermilk ( )

1 tsp vanilla extract ( )

1 1/4 cup(s) uncooked zucchini ( )

1/3 cup(s) unsweetened applesauce ( )

1/2 cup(s) sugar ( )

3/4 cup(s) mini chocolate chips ( )

2 large egg(s) ( )

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9X5-inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, applesauce, buttermilk and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients and stir until almost fully combined. Add in the zucchini and chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed in the batter (batter should be fairly thick).

Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with only moist crumbs attached.

Turn loaf out of pan and cool on a wire rack before slicing.


Mmmm moist chocolatey goodness
Note from the baker!

*** The original recipe called for oil, which I substituted with some unsweetened apple/peach/carrot sauce I had in the fridge. It also called for a full cup of sugar which I halved, and a full cup of chocolate chips which I also reduced. I also didn't have buttermilk, so I used 1% milk with some lemon juice. It turned out excellent! The zucchini (I actually used a squash called a Magda which is similar in taste to zucchini, I just needed to use them up in my fridge, and I may have used more than 1 1/4 cup) made it moist, and because of the chocolate chips, reducing the sugar by half didn't sacrifice the sweetness.***

1 comment:

  1. The original points plus value was 8 for one slice!

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