Getting my super picky kids to eat vegetables is always a challenge. My oldest loves chocolate and my youngest loves blueberries, so I combined the two into one recipe. I used a blend of whole wheat and white flours, added some flax seed, and tried to keep both sugar and fat content on the lower end. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 2 loaf pans.

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  • Whisk white sugar, oil, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl. Fold in grated zucchini. Add 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, flaxseed meal, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cardamom; mix until batter is combined.

  • Combine blueberries and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour in a small bowl; toss to combine.

  • Fold blueberry mixture gently into the batter. Pour batter into loaf pans, filling each one 2/3 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of each loaf comes out clean, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

Replace 1/2 cup vegetable oil with applesauce if desired. I did not have any applesauce on hand, so I chose all oil.

Another substitution is 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup wheat flour, and 1 cup wheat germ (this is the Sneaky Chef(R) blend). Again, I ran out of wheat germ, so I used a 1:1 ratio of all-purpose and wheat flours.

This recipe also makes 8 to 12 mini loaves.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 35g; fat 13.8g; cholesterol 37.2mg; sodium 266.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2018
Amazing!!!! I used chocolate chips instead...and extra blueberries!! Thank you for recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2018
Amazing!!!! I used chocolate chips instead...and extra blueberries!! Thank you for recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2020
This is a really lovely, and unique bread. The flavor is just wonderful--very chocolatey, with the perfect amount of spice from the cinnamon and cardamom, and then there's a nice brightness you get from the blueberries. I took the recipe submitter's advice and used half oil and half applesauce to cut down on the fat a little bit. The zucchini I used was quite large, so I ended up with 3 1/2 cups grated zucchini. I added it all to the batter, and it created no problems. I also had a 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips that I've been wanting to get used up, so I threw those in too--and they made a great addition also. I baked my loaves in two 8 1/2x 4 1/2" pans, and only baked them at 350 to avoid the outsides getting overdone. They were perfectly baked in 55 minutes. Thank you so much for this recipe, I very much enjoy that I got 2 loaves out of it, and I can't wait to make it again. Read More
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