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whole-wheat pumpkin zucchini bread

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Simply the best pumpkin zucchini bread ever. Made with simple ingredients, sweetened naturally and extra moist and fluffy -- sneaking veggies into baked goods has never been this fun!
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 10 -12 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or unsalted butter softened
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 heaping cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour or whole-wheat flour*
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips + extra for sprinkling on top

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add the softened butter, pumpkin puree, and honey. Using an electric mixer on HIGH for 1-2 minutes, until light and fluffy. (I do recommend using a mixer, however mixing together with a wooden spoon would also work) 
  • Next, add the eggs and beat just until combined.
  • Place the shredded zucchini in a paper towel and squeeze out the excess water over the sink until little to no water is left dripping off.
  • Add the grated zucchini to the wet ingredients, and use a wooden spoon stir to combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine, careful not to over mix. It's ok if a few streaks of flour remain.
  • Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scrape the zucchini bread batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only moist crumb clinging to it.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan, and then slice to serve.
  • Store bread on the counter for a day and then move to the fridge covered for maximum freshness. I like heating up a slice in the microwave for a few seconds when I'm ready to enjoy!

Notes

* when measuring flour, especially for a bread recipe, spoon the flour from the bag into the measuring cup rather than using the measuring cup to scoop up the flour. That can be giving you way too much flour by accident!
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