Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf

It's April 13, it's -9 degrees Celcius and the river is threatening to flood the garden plot.  At times like these, there's only one thing to do - bake!


Last summer, when zucchini was in such abundance, we grated and froze some of it for our favourite loaf -  Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf - Recipe
Ingredients
1 3/4 cup white flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
Add grated zucchini to the wet, then mix with the dry.
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple sauce or apple butter
1/3 canola oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups packed, grated zucchini
(if using frozen zucchini, let it drain for bit first)
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease two 8 x 4 inch loaf pans.
mmm, choco chips!
In a large bowl, combine first 7 ingredients (flour to salt).
In a medium bowl, whisk eggs.
Mix in sugar, apple sauce, oil and vanilla.
Add grated zucchini.
Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
Stir just til moistened.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour into pans.
Bake 50 minutes.
Cool in pans for 5 minutes then cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy!

P.S.  If you accidently turn the oven off when you're trying to set the timer and only discover you have done so 47 minutes later, you can turn the oven back on and try again for another 30-40 minutes!  The loaf may not rise as much or be as moist - but it will be OK and still taste delicious.  Guess how I know this to be true?! :)

1 comment:

gypsysmom said...

This sounds delicious. I have no idea how you would know about what happens when you accidentally turn off the oven but it sounds like something I would do.