It's that time of year when zucchini is in abundance.
I am always making zucchini bread and looking for new ways to cook with it.

Dry ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 T. cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Wet ingredients:
  • 2 eggs, room temp.
  • 1/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk 
  • 1 cup organic turbinado sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups finely grated zucchini
  • 4 oz dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil a 9x4 inch loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
  1. In a bowl, sift together dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy; beat in applesauce, buttermilk, oil, sugar, and vanilla. Combine well. Stir in grated zucchini and chocolate chips.
  3. Fold flour mixture into the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Spoon batter into pan. Bake for approximately 50 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes in the pan. Loosen the sides and remove from pan. Cool loaf completely before cutting.