Chocolate zucchini slice

One of my favourite ‘foodie’ websites is Fraiche Nutrition. Tori has some beautiful recipes, and all the ones i have tried so far have turned out brilliantly! http://fraichenutrition.com

I made this loaf a few weeks ago and it was seriously delicious. The added zucchini doesn’t make it feel so unhealthy….at least it has a small vegetable content!

The first time i made this loaf, i was unable to find hemp seeds so i omitted them and it was still great. Second time i cooked i added the hemp seeds….so totally up to you! Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup raw shelled hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 packed cups grated zucchini (don’t peel it)
  • 2/3 cup dark mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven at 180c.
  2. Grease two loaf tins and line with parchment paper. Alternately you can flour them after greasing to prevent the cake from sticking.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together flours, hemp seeds, walnuts, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a fork. Add the oil, vanilla and zucchini. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated: fold in the chocolate chips. Stir just until combined, and divide between the loaf pans.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the tops are cracked a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle. Makes 2 loafs.

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