Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Yes, another zucchini recipe.  If you haven’t figured it out yet, zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables.  You can do anything with it!  With that being said, this my absolute favorite Zucchini Bread recipe ever!  It’s chocolaty, moist, loaded with zucchini and it’s already healthy!  First and fore most, this recipe is not mine.  I came across it on one of my favorite blog’s, Sally Baking Addiction.  I only make one small change.  I add a teaspoon of cinnamon to mine (two teaspoons if I am doubling the recipe).

Why?  Because I think dark chocolate (i always use dark chocolate when I can) and cinnamon are a great paired together and I like the warmth and smell it gives it.

Do you have to add the cinnamon?  Absolutely not.  It tastes amazing just as the recipe is written, I just like to add it to mine.  I always have to make a double batch because the boys love it as well.  It goes very quickly in our house and that’s okay because there’s no butter, very little oil and sugar and it has added protein with the Greek Yogurt.  Now, it should go without saying but I will say it anyway, “it’s healthy as long as you don’t sit and devour the whole loaf.”

A couple of things to remember when making this bread.

First: don’t wear white pants!  The chocolate seemed to be everywhere!   One of the first rules of baking BUT it was completely worth it.  And as Captain Barbosa says in Pirates of the Carribbean, “They’re more guidelines than rules.” Oops, it was a spur of the moment thing to make these and didn’t think about changing.  Awe, well, that’s what bleach is for!

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Second:  Make sure you get some of the moisture out of the zucchini.  There is nothing worse then soggy bread and zucchini carries quite a bit of moisture.  You can do this numerous way.  I use a thin dish rag and ring it out a bit.  You can use paper towels and blot the zucchini or you can place the shredded zucchini in a colander and let it drain for a few minutes.  Either way, you don’t want all the moisture gone, just the excess.

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That’s it!  Go make this lovely bread!  You and your diet won’t regret it!

Recipe:  Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread!

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Author: Steph Potter

I am a wife and stay at home mother of two adorable little men. I'll spend a small fortune on the right pair of shoes or purse. Sometimes, I don't feel like a "real" adult. Sometimes, I feel like I'm getting old. Often at the same time. This is my space to share weekly dinner menus, healthy recipes, useful cooking tips and my fitness journey. So grab a cup of coffee, a cozy chair and enjoy!

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