1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup sugar substitute for baking (ie. Splenda)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups shredded zucchini, NOT drained — the more moisture, the better
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 Tablespoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
nonstick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a full sheet of parchment paper in a 9x13 inch baking pan and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine applesauce, sugar substitute and cocoa. Hand mix well until it forms a wet sand (this will get a little heavy to mix). Add shredded zucchini, vanilla extract, flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until well-combined. Stir in a half cup of the chocolate chips. Pour into prepared baking pan and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Bake for 25–28 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the pan. Lift with parchment paper to remove from pan and cool on counter. Slice into 18 servings. Remember to serve warm!
THE REBELLIOUS RD
As a longtime promoter of healthy cooking and eating, Amy's focus is on plant-based eating, with a rebellious twist - that she and no one, needs to be perfect.