Guys, I feel as if I've really been slacking with this whole blogging thing lately, and it stinks...it really does. Since college started back up, it's like I just can't catch enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do. You know? It's like....kinda wanna spend 6 hours in the kitchen recipe testing...kinda also wanna get a degree. Tough life I'd say.
Luckily, I managed to make use of my free weekend to do what I absolutely loooooove to do best (well, 2nd best...right after eating) which is cooking and baking! On today's menu, we have a deliciously moist Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. Just take a moment to soak that all in.... it's freaking amazing.
Every few weeks, I like to raise my adulting game to the next level by partaking in a particularly productive activity of cleaning out my refrigerator. Honestly, I never seize to amaze myself with what I actually find lurking at the bottom of the crisper or hiding at the very back in a questionable Rubbermaid container. It's like...when I'm at Kroger and I see those sale signs, I don't even try to think rationally..everything is thrown into that cart. It's rather...unhealthy really.
While I was doing my routine clean out, I realized that sometime during my multiple weekly Kroger trips, I'd managed to hoard 7 zucchini. SEVEN. I immediately thought "what am I even supposed to do with seven zucchini that are due to expire in a week? How did I even manage to end up with 7 zucchini in my fridge? Why did I not check before I bought two more at Kroger this morning?"The list of questions, guys...was endless.
So I pondered on the possibilities for recipes that I could jam a bunch of zucchini in, that would also be fairly quick and easy (bc college homework probs). What I came up with, was that my family would be having zoodles for the next week. There, problem solved.
Okay...just kidding. I'm not that predictable. I decided to throw some baked goods into the mix and one of the end results just happened to be this deliciously rich and chocolaty Double Chococlate Chip Zucchini Bread which I absolutely had to share with you guys, because I just ♥ y'all that much.
I lightened up this bread by substituting the butter with applesauce and a little light vegetable oil spread. The moisture however, was not compromised in the slightest. So good!
Serving Size 1 Slice
Servings Per Container 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 3g 6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.