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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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This is a classic summertime bread made healthier with a few substitutions. I also made it enticing with some dark chocolate chips! This recipe could be a great breakfast or snack bread. I even sliced small cubes of it as a sweet side dish for school lunch today.

Ingredients

Food
Amt
Units
Prep
Notes
2.5 cups white whole wheat flour
white whole wheat flour
2.5
cups
¼ cups flax meal
flax meal
¼
cups
¼ cups wheat germ
wheat germ
¼
cups
½ teaspoon cinnamon
cinnamon
½
teaspoon
1 teaspoon baking soda
baking soda
1
teaspoon
¼ teaspoon baking powder
baking powder
¼
teaspoon
1 teaspoon salt
salt
1
teaspoon
3 eggs
eggs
3
½ cup oil (can use canola or other oil of choice)
oil
½
cup
can use canola or other oil of choice
½ cup greek yogurt (Can use dairy or dairy-free yogurt)
greek yogurt
½
cup
Can use dairy or dairy-free yogurt
1½ cups brown sugar (can reduce to 1 cup for less sweet bread)
brown sugar
cups
can reduce to 1 cup for less sweet bread
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
vanilla extract
2
teaspoons
2 cups zucchini, coarsely grated with skin on, box grater works best
zucchini
2
cups
coarsely grated with skin on, box grater works best
¼ cups chocolate chips (can substitute raisins, other dried fruit or nuts)
chocolate chips
¼
cups
can substitute raisins, other dried fruit or nuts

Method

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread oil or coat 2 loaf pans with cooking spray. In medium bowl combine two types of flour, flax, wheat germ, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a larger bowl beat eggs, oil, and yogurt on medium until fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add sugar, vanilla, and zucchini. Add dry ingredients gradually, and mix, scraping down sides. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake for about 60 minutes (check after 50 minutes) until toothpick comes out clean and top is medium brown. Alternatively pour into muffin tins 2/3 full and bake about 25-35 minutes.

Babyfood Option:

Muffins and breads cut into bite-sized pieces can be great finger foods for new eaters. Careful about the optional ingredients- use your fingers to make sure there aren't any big chunks of nuts or dried fruit that will be difficult for your baby to swallow.

Prep time
20 minutes
Cook time
60 minutes
Yields/Serves:
20 slices

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum. I like the zucchini and chocolate!” —Anna, age 10
😫😟😐😀😍 “Yum, but too much zucchini and not enough chocolate!” —Maria, age 11
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum. I like it!” —Asa, age 4
😫😟😐😀😍 “Yum! But there’s not enough chocolate!” —Zane, age 8
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum.” —Alexander age 8
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum.” —Pearl, age 10
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum!" —Scott, age 6