Eat your vegetables: have a Zucchini-Applesauce Chocolate-Chip loaf!

November 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

Every Mom is trying to get her kids to eat veggies, at least until they can understand on their own  the benefits of healthy choices. Breads and loaves are a great vehicle for hidden (if they must be!) vegetables. This time of year, pumpkin and zucchini are the obvious choices for a seasonal treat. So SWEETTABLESCAPES tried this recipe from Martha Stewart and enjoyed the added health bonus of some spelt flour. This is a very moist and delicious cake! Enjoy!!

Zucchini-Applesauce Chocolate-Chip loaf:

IMG_1163You’ll need:

1 cup spelt flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 3/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp coarse salt

3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

3 large eggs at room temperature

1/2 cup safflower oil

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 1/4 cups sugar

3 cups grated zucchini (from i large zucchini)

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finally chopped (about 3/4 cup) or chocolate chips.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Coat loaf pan with cooking spray. Line with parchment, leaving overhang and spray parchment.IMG_8349

Whisk together flours, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.IMG_8350

In another bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, applesauce, sugar, zucchini and vanilla. IMG_8351IMG_8352IMG_8353Stir in flour mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate.IMG_8354IMG_8355IMG_8356

Pour batter into prepared pan. IMG_8357Bake until tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 5 minutes.IMG_1159

 

 

 

 

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