Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Bake your loved ones this chocolatey goodness for Valentine’s Day. With more veggies and less sugar, it’s a delicious treat that’s healthier for their hearts. Now that’s true love!

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  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Shred the zucchini using a large-hole grater. Lightly squeeze out the excess water.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, vegetable oil, yogurt, applesauce, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  5. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.
  6. Fold in the zucchini until spread throughout the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a fork inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Remove from the oven and, when the pan is cool, tip out onto a wire baking rack to cool completely.