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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Have your chocolate and vegetables too!  (Well, it is a squash… so maybe it is actually a fruit?)  The kids NEVER ever noticed there was zucchini in this bread and they ate the entire loaf!  Well, it isn’t the most healthiest thing for you, but if you are going to eat something it might as well taste good and use up my produce as well.  I had quite a few zucchinis in my produce basket this time around, so I had to make this.  Even if it tastes great  — if Maddox can see the green, then he won’t eat it.

I might be MIA a little while this week.  Our show, “South Pacific”, is this Friday and Saturday.  We have rehearsal every single night.  And to top it all off, I chair the Homeowners Association meeting that same Saturday morning that we do two shows.  Then after the two shows, we clean the church for Sunday morning.  Now if I can hire two people to play me this week, I think we will be good.  Casting a Stay at Home mom and HOA director begins now!

**Update**  The Dark Hershey cocoa really works the best here.  I tried subbing applesauce for oil and it worked great.  I subbed white whole wheat flour for the AP flour and it still worked great.  You just can’t mess this recipe up!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
yield 1 loaf or 18 muffins or 48 mini muffins

2 eggs
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil (or canola)
1/2 cup brown sugar (3.5 oz.)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup Dutch cocoa (Hershey’s Dark Cocoa works awesome here. )
1 and 2/3 cup AP flour
2 cups shredded zucchini (8oz.) (1 large zucchini did the trick for me)
6 oz. chocolate chips (1 cup)

1.  Preheat to 350.
2.  In a great big bowl:  whisk the eggs, honey, and oil together.
3.  Add brown sugar, vanilla, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and flour.  Mix until combined.
4.  Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips.  It will be very very thick.  That’s okay!
5.  Bake 60-75 minutes.  Cool 10 minutes then flip onto a rack to continue to cool.

These make great muffins and mini muffins.  Shorten the time to bake dramatically – minis took about 16 minutes and regular muffins took 20 minutes.

Recipe from King Arthur Flour

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