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Makeover Chocolate Zucchini Bread

With some basic changes our Test Kitchen was able to keep all the flavor of Jennifer Sickels favorite bread while greatly reducing the guilt. We hope you'll enjoy this makeover as much as we did! Jennifer hails from Greenfield, Indiana.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves (12 slices each)

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups shredded peeled zucchini

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, applesauce, oil and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flours, cocoa, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and baking powder; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in zucchini. Transfer to two 8x4-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 137 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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