Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This zucchini bread is moist and delicious and absolutely passes for a dessert! My assistant said she had been craving chocolate cake all day and thought it was miraculous that we had this for her to try. She thought it was even better than chocolate cake! I've tested it out on children, teenagers, and adults and it was a big hit. They didn't realize they were eating vegetables. It does have a half cup of sugar and 3/4 cups of pure maple sugar, but for a dessert-type food, it's still fairly healthy with cocoa, zucchini, plain Greek yogurt, sprouted whole wheat flour, and health-promoting oil. Make sure to take the bread out of the oven as soon as the toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!    
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1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups white whole wheat flour or sprouted whole wheat flour 1/2 cup cocoa 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 cup canola oil 3 cups finely grated zucchini 1 cup chocolate chips, divided (1/2 cup for topping) 2 tbsp sugar, brown or white (topping)


1) Lightly grease two bread pans and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) With a mixer, beat sugar and maple syrup or honey together with Greek yogurt. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla and mix.
3) In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together. Add to wet ingredients and gently mix. Fold in oil, zucchini and 1/2 chocolate chips.
4) Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips combined with 2 tbsp sugar over the top. Bake about 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Do not over-bake. Enjoy!