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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Chocolate Zucchini Walnut Bread

I am a savory person. Some people love sweets, but I love salt. So when it comes time for dessert, I usually prefer to have things that aren't too sugary sweet. I err on the side of fresh fruits and dark chocolate.

However, to appease those around me who thrive on more sweetness, I usually make some kind of "bread".... banana bread, carrot cake, or zucchini loaf. Somehow, these choices seem to satisfy both ends of the salty- sweet spectrum.  Plus as a bonus, they are full of fruit and veg.

And just in case there is any left over, no one will feel guilty snacking on the leftovers!

Chocolate Zucchini Walnut Bread
Makes 1 loaf

1/4 cup Butter
1/3 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1/4 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1 cup Zucchini, shredded

1 1/4 cups Flour
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
Zest of 1/2 Lemon

1/3 cup Chopped Walnuts
1/3 cup Chocolate Chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf tin and set aside.

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then beat in the eggs.
Stir in the apple sauce, buttermilk and the zucchini.

Sift together the dry ingredients. Stir into wet ingredients until just combined. Stir in the walnuts and the chocolate chips.

Bake for about 45 minutes, or until done. Cool on a wire rack.


  1. Looks great! Zucchini bread is a cozy classic and the walnuts only make it healthier and more delicious! Brava!

  2. Looks yummy! Now if I could only make it but I can't cook or bake with tree nuts in our house.

  3. I just bought a bunch of zucchini and was thinking about what to do with it! This may be just the thing. Looks great!

  4. What a wonderful twist on a great classic. I too am a savory type of gal. Thanks for sharing.

  5. While I've never gotten into zucchini, I think your recipe is great so I've buzzed you.