Gluten-free Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Cha-cha Lima

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PREP TME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 1.25 hours
TOTAL TIME: 1.5 hours

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour
1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, large
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups zucchini squash, shredded
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 tbsp Cha-cha Lima for the top

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, xantham gum, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat together light brown sugar, granulated sugar and eggs at medium speed|until very well combined, about 3-4 minutes. With mixer still on, drizzle in vegetable oil. Add vanilla extract and beat a few seconds more. At medium speed, slowly add the flour mixture and beat just until combined. Gently fold in the shredded zucchini and chocolate chips. Spread batter into a 9x5-inch loaf pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle 1.5 tbsp Cha-cha Lima on top. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.