3 tablespoons vegetable oil (2 Tbsp.)
1 cup applesauce (+2 Tbsps.)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (+extra)
1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (+extra)
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups finely shredded zucchini (+extra)
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used mini chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350°.
Place first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at low speed until well blended. Stir in applesauce.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and the next 4 ingredients (through salt), stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating just until moist. Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips. Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean (I had mine in for 4 minutes additionally, and the edges looked like they were dark, so I pulled it even though the middle might not have been 100% done). Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack, and remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
|Out of the oven...|
This recipe comes out to 3 points/serving...IF I can get 15 slices of bread from the ONE LOAF. BLARGH.
Moist, awesome, flavorful and DELICIOUS! I need to keep messing around with the recipe to unload some points.