Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Ingredients

2 large eggs
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa or Dutch-process cocoa
1 + 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini, gently pressed to remove some but not all of the water
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a standard size (8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″) loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs, honey, oil, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the salt, baking soda, baking powder, espresso powder if using, cocoa, and flour. Stir in the zucchini, chocolate chips and walnuts.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake the bread for 55 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick in center comes out clean with no crumbs or batter – a little melted chocolate is ok.
  5. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes then turn out to cool completely before slicing.
  6. Store tightly wrapped at room temperature.

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