Rocky Road Zucchini Bread

Ingredients:

2 loaves

Ingredients

2 cups sugar

1 cup canola oil

3 eggs

2 cups grated zucchini

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 loaf pans with non stick cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl whisk together the sugar and oil till well combined. Add in the eggs stirring just till eggs are combined into the mixture. Add in vanilla paste and zucchini.

Using a separate large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder. Remove 1/2 cup of flour mixture and place into a small bowl. Toss together the pecans and chocolate chips.

Add the large bowl of flour mixture to the sugar/oil . Mix just till combined. Do not over mix. Add in the bowl of pecans and chocolate chips. Stir well and pour cake batter into both loaf pans. Place into hot oven and bake for 50 minutes. During the last 5 minutes of baking, sprinkle marshmallows on top and allow to get light golden brown. Remove from oven and cool!

Notes:

**For a lighter version: 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup oil in lieu of the 1 cup of oil. Use egg whites instead of whole .