Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chocolate Zucchini Loaf



Here is a simple recipe for a chocolate zucchini loaf with a couple of modification

suggestions.

So if you also have an overabundance of zucchini ( or find a good price at the farmers

market ), this recipe is moist and will freeze well if there is no one you know who

would like a, warm from the oven, slice or loaf to nibble on.

chocolate zucchini Bread

You will need:

1 1/2 cups grated zucchini

1 cup flour

1/2 cup cocoa

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

2 eggs

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla



Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and gather your ingredients. Centre yourself and let

go of anything that takes your focus off the next few minutes. Deep breath in,

remembering the people you are making this for and the generous reasons you are

sharing your time and energy, slowly exhale. Repeat if needed.

chocolate zucchini This is a very quick simple recipe, once the zucchini is grated.

If you are doing it manually it might take a bit longer but a food processor is also

an option.

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, making sure that no clumps of cocoa, brown

sugar or baking soda are left.

Combine the grated zucchini, oil, eggs and vanilla. Mix ingredients together. ( If you

choose to add the wet ingredients into the dry bowl, I would suggest cracking the eggs

and mixing them first, much better than breaking them into the dry ingredients.)

Mix only until just moist. Being a quick bread recipe, mixing too long can create

great peaks on the top of your loaf.

chocolate zucchini Into a greased loaf pan, pour the batter and bake for 50 – 60

minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool a bit before removing from the pan.

Because this loaf has a strong chocolate flavour, it is great for substituting bean

based gluten free all purpose flours.

Also the batter can be easily made into cupcakes instead or poured into an 8 x 8 pan

for a simple cutting cake, good for take to work or school lunches.chocolate zucchini

( You will need at adjust your baking times accordingly.)

Try changing the vanilla to rum extract or adding chocolate chips either into the

batter or on top before popping in the oven. This is a quick and easy way to avoid

thinking about icing.

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