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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Zucchini season is almost coming to an end.  This makes me sad, because I haven’t gotten to try nearly the number of recipes I wanted to.  Because of our move, I didn’t get to have a zucchini plant this year.  So I have only managed to pick up a couple here and there when I can find time to go to a farmers market.  The ones in the grocery store just look sickly, so I am not going to go there.

One recipe that was going to get made was this bread.  I have done zucchini muffins in the past, and my 7 year old loves them.  Unfortunately for him, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, I didn’t make my traditional muffins this year.  I tried this bread instead.  He is a lover of all things chocolate, so I don’t think he minded.

This bread is so easy to throw together.  It is rich, dense, and chocolatey.  It has made for a great after school snack for him.  He especially likes it if I warm it up for him, and the chocolate gets all melty.  You can not taste any zucchini in there, and you can’t really even pick out any green flecks, so you could easily pass this over with the pickiest of eaters (mine is right up there).  If you do have lots of zucchini and aren’t sure what to do with it, it works great to freeze it.  Just grate it up, squeeze out the liquid, and store in 1 or 2 cup portions.  Then you can have fresh zucchini bread all winter long!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
 
Serves: 8
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A rich and dense chocolate zucchini bread.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (unpeeled), squeeze excess water out
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 1⅔ cups flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray an 9×5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, honey, oil, brown sugar and vanilla. Add the salt, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, and flour. Whisk until well combined. Using a spatula fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 60-75 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
  3. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes before removing the bread from the pan. Allow to cool completely before serving.

 

 

 

Comments

  1. This looks awesome + coincidentally, i have everything i need to make it in the house already! Might have to bake up a loaf this morning.

  2. I love chocolate with zucchini, yum!

  3. Love how dense and moist this zucchini bread is and all that chocolate too!!

  4. Just came across your blog!! Already in love with this first post! Can’t wait to try it, seriously drooling already!

  5. I wonder if this will turn my kids into zucchini lovers….I have a feeling it might! What a beautiful loaf, Erin!

  6. Thank you for specifying that this does not taste like zucchini! That’s especially helpful for people like me. :) It looks and sounds great. And so moist!

  7. Hard to believe there’s 2 cups of zucchini in this bread! Definitely a chocolate lovers dream zucchini bread ;)

  8. Delicious! I think I could even get my husband to eat zucchini in this form!

  9. I ‘m already in love with zucchini bread, so adding chocolate just puts this over the top!

  10. Anything with double chocolate gets my full attention!
    We have been travelling a lot this summer and didn’t get to bake as much as I wanted with zucchini, but lucky me, I just picked some beauties from the market. I can’t wait to bake something

  11. What a great looking bread! It looks SO tasty, Erin!

  12. Chocolate and zucchini are such a perfect pairing! My Mom would make zucchini bread quite often while we were growing up – need to make yours – looks tasty!!!

  13. I love zucchini bread and I love chocolate. I can see how this will work perfectly. :)

  14. I like muffins too, but there is something comforting about a loaf of bread. And I can never turn down chocolate. This looks fantastic!

  15. Ohhh this looks gorgeous! I need to get more zucchini so I can make this! Yum!

  16. Yum! I bet my husband wouldn’t even notice the zucchini :)

  17. Love, love the combination of chocolate and zucchini! This bread looks just heavenly;-)

  18. Although I’m rather excited to have my zucchini number dwindling I feel the same way you do…I haven’t tackled nearly enough of the recipes I had planned. I honestly couldn’t keep up with my plant this year though! It was nuts!

  19. A week ago I was complaining about too much zucchini and now its all over. I love the chocolate idea. My jazzed up version was with coconut. I will be saving this one for next year.

  20. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    I bake lots of quick breads and yours looks fantastic! Next on my baking list. I’ve been enjoying baking with zucchini these last few weeks too:)

  21. I totally agree – it’s basically impossible to detect the zucchini in this one! I even got my veggie hating husband to eat a slice :) Glad you guys enjoyed it too.

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