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Mouthwatering Chocolate Zucchini Cake

On the look for a healthy after-school snack for the kids or for you on the go?  Zucchini (or courgette to us British!) is also available year round. This quick bread is incredibly moist and if you use a combination of applesauce and a small amount of oil it cuts down the fat content. You can cut up the loaf and pop individually-wrapped slices in the freezer for easy after-school/work snacking. This moist and cake-like chocolate zucchini bread is the perfect way to make sure you are eating your vegetables but still enjoying a sweet treat!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30-40 minutes

Serves: 16

Serving size: 1 slice

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Ingredients

1¼ cup wheat flour

1¼ cup all purpose flour

¾ cup baking cocoa

¼ cup sugar

1¼ tsp baking soda

1¼ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp salt

½ tsp baking powder

2 cups grated zucchini (approx. 2½ zucchinis)

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3 eggs, lightly beaten

8 oz vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt

2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

1½ Tbsp vanilla

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 2. Lightly coat two 8-inch bread pans with low calorie oil spray and set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, mix all of your dry ingredients: wheat flour, all purpose flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.

4. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk all of your wet ingredients: mix zucchini, eggs, yogurt, applesauce and vanilla.

5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix, careful not to over-mix.

6. Evenly distribute batter into your two loaf pans.

7. Bake for 30-40 minutes .

8. Let cool completely on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then remove from loaf pans.

Enjoy!!

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Nutrition Information- Per Serving: (1 slice)

Calories: 112

Fat: 1g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Sodium: 132mg

Carbohydrates: 21g

Fiber: 2g

Sugar 5g

Syrup Oat Pancakes (GF, DF, WF)

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Ingredients

Makes 10 pancakes (depends on size of your pancake!).

1 cup gluten free (GF) flour
1 cup GF quick or rolled oats (i used porridge ones)
1 tablespoon baking powder
( if you want 1 teaspoon salt)
1 egg (can use just egg white)

Cooking spray for pan

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon honey (this is not GF so i used Syrup, which is GF)

1 to 1 1/2 cups (vanilla) soy milk (or skim milk) (depending on whether you like thin or thick pancakes)

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Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, oats, baking powder, salt, egg, cinnamon, and honey. Stir in the soy milk to the desired consistency.
  2. Place a skillet or pan on medium heat sprayed with cooking oil. After spraying the pan, pour batter into 4-inch diameter circles (or whatever size you like your pancakes!).
  3. Once the pancakes begin to bubble, flip them and cook for another minute or so on the other side until golden brown.

To serve:

chopped bananas

finely chopped nuts

chocolate chips (dairy free)

Nut butter

raisins

Syrup