Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Breadchocolate zucchini bread

1 1/2 cups shredded raw zucchini

1 cup all-purpose flour (I use ½ unbleached white and ½ cup whole wheat)

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoo baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 cup safflower or canola oil

1/2 cup granulated white sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (Ghiradelli is the best)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in the center of the oven. Grease (or spray with a nonstick vegetable spray) a loaf pan or you can use a 8×8 or 9×9 pan. Set aside.

Grate the zucchini, using a medium sized grater. Set aside.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground allspice. Set aside.

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the oil, sugars, eggs, and vanilla extract until well blended (about 2 minutes). Fold in the grated zucchini. Add the flour mixture, beating just until combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until the bread has risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 60 minutes for loaf pan or 45 minutes for a brownie pan. Place on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes, then remove the bread from the pan and cool completely.

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