Healthy zucchini bread with chocolate chips

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The zucchini season is in full swing, which means I'm always looking for new healthy ways to enjoy the low-calorie, cheap vegetable that grows like crazy.

Although I usually use zucchini in savory recipes like my Asian Chive Pancakes or Zucchini Sausage Noodles, I love to bake quick bread that I can keep in kids' lunchboxes or enjoy a quick breakfast.

If you don't already have whole-grain puff flour in your pantry, I encourage you to pick up a bag.

Where can I buy whole wheat puff pastry?

You can buy it online or find it at any health food store that sells Bob's Red Mill products.

What is the difference between whole wheat and pastry flour?

Unlike its traditional wholemeal counterpart, wholemeal puff flour is made from softer wheat and has less protein and less gluten.

Did the end work? A lighter and fluffier final product. In addition to quick bread, it works perfectly for fluffy whole wheat pancakes, cupcakes, muffins, and cookies.

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Healthy zucchini bread with chocolate chips

Made with yogurt, this low-fat, super-wet version of chocolate chip zucchini bread is easy to make. A perfect way to use your zucchini!

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cook time 50 minutes Total time 1 hour 5 minutes

Servings24 Calories 118kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt (low fat)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 spoon of vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat puff pastry
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 large zucchini (grated and diced (approximately 2))
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two 8-molds on pan with nonstick spray.
  • Using a mixer or electric mixer, mix together the sugar, yogurt, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together both flours, cocoa, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • With the mixer on low, gradually add the dry mixture to moisten until combined.
  • Add zucchini and chocolate chips. (Tip: If you lightly mix the chocolate chips in a flour powder, they won't sink to the bottom of the bread while baking.)
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the two bread trays and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Chef's Notes:

Makes 2 loaves, 24 servings

Nutrition:

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.9 g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 168mg | Fiber: 1.5g

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