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!
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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.