My Zucchini Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins were a success but the recipe only used half of my zucchini. My family asked for something with more chocolate in it. 🙂 What made my final decision was my new neighbour Tina. She works at a flower shop down town. Two weeks ago I arrived home from work on a Friday evening and saw some roses at the front door. What a nice surprise that was. This past Saturday she came to my door with more flowers. I am feeling like I am the lucky neighbour.
Time to do some baking for the new neighbour:
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 apple sauce
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 12/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup baking cocoa powder
- 2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350f and grease two 8in. x 3 7/8in. x 2 15/32 in. pans. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, honey, apple sauce, oil, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
Stir in the zucchini
In a separate bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the wet to the dry and mixing until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter evenly into the oiled pans.
Bake the bread for 60 minutes, take a knife and insert the middle and if it comes clean it is done. (melted chocolate chips might be on the knife, that is okay).
Remove the bread from the oven, let cool for 10 to 15 minutes on a rack.
*Variations to this recipe: 1 cup of apple sauce or 1 cup of oil to replace the 1/2 cup of oil and 1/2 cup apples sauce.