Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread

do you ever eat something healthy because it allows you to eat something unhealthy?

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and you’re like, duh megan.

like, i’ve been eating an apple every single day (just about)for the last few months. honeycrisp, preferred. but the real reason behind it isn’t to keep the doctor away. the reason is because it allows me to inhale a scoop of peanut butter like it’s my last meal on earth. i lick the spoon without shame.

i cannot be left alone with a jar of peanut butter. i have no self-control, i can’t be trusted.

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i eat supreme pizza because at least i get veggies. i drink wine because it’s grapes…? just stretching it out over here.

this bread is kind of the same way. it has vegetables, therefore, it’s like eating a salad. (<—- that’s called sarcasm kids, don’t do this at home). i do wish i had zucchini-upped this bread a bit more. i say, go heavy handed here.

back to my super strength self-control, it came in handy here too. While i stood over the counter with a knife in my hand just clawing away at the loaf piece by piece like a rabid animal.

it was pretty cute. wanna date?

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so that’s what i know folks. i wish i had more to say here, but i just don’t. today was one of those days when i literally wanted to yell “i only know what i know folks. i dont know what i don’t know.” i mean, if you could be a vampire and read my mind, i’d let you. if only you would stop asking these questions to which i have no power in knowing the answer toooo.

i had to hold back my sass. which is always so unsatisfying. filters are boring. stifling.


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you know what is satisfying? making bread. i might go make some right now, not kidding. people always ask what my favorite things to cook are – and honestly, it’s soups and breads. soups because they’re not straightforward- you can keep tweaking and adding and it never tastes the exact same. bread because it’s so satisfying. it requires so much TLC. the kneading, the rolling, the waiting for it to rise. and in the end you’re left with this warm, soft, little creation that fills the whole room up with a nostalgic aroma.

gahhhh, carbs.

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt – you could use traditional, but i like the vanilla flavor in there
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup oil (coconut or canola, wharves)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup white flour (or use white-whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (and please, please dry this out with a paper tower)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease bread pan.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, 1 large egg, oil and honey.
  3. Stir in the banana and brown sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  5. Add the dry to the wet and mix until just combined.
  6. Stir in the grated zucchini and chocolate chips
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and top with more chocolate chips if desired.
  8. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick when inserted into the center comes out clean and the bread has begun to slightly pull away from the sides.

 

 

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