Cocoa Zucchini Bread with Vanilla Peach Marmalade

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 60 minutes
Servings 12 Cost Per Serving $1.08
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Cocoa Zucchini Bread
2 cupsZucchini, shredded
2 1/2 cupsRed Fife Flour
1/2 cupCocoa
1/4 tspBaking Powder
1 tspBaking Soda
1/4 cupHoney
1 cupApple Sauce
1 tbspOrange Zest
1 tbspVanilla Extract
1/2 cupWalnuts
1 tspGround Cinnamon
1/2 tspSea Salt
Vanilla Peach Marmalade
2Peaches, peeled and small dice
2 tbspOrange Juice or Lemon Juice
1 tspPure Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Paste
1 tbspHoney


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix eggs, honey, apple sauce, zucchini, walnuts, vanilla and orange zest in one bowl.
  3. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in another bowl.
  4. Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well combined
  5. Pour into a greased 8 x 4 x 2 inch loaf pan
  6. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out dry.
  7. For the marmalade, add all ingredients to a small pot over medium heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat to cool and then refrigerate.
  8. Serve slice of bread with a spoonful of the marmalade.


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