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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Of all the events I participate in, Farmer's Market is definitely one of my favorites.  It's just so easy to be inspired by all of the awesome things you can find there! I came home with a big bag full of goodies including some zucchini.

 

We're big zucchini bread fans and I've made all sorts of variations like Lemon Blueberry, Cherry Vanilla and Pineapple.  Shari M's recipe caught my eye on the Taste of Home website and I am always down for chocolate!

I peeled the zucchini because my husband claims not to like it. The only other change I made to the recipe was to sprinkle the tops of the loaves with semi sweet chocolate chips because why not? The more chocolate the better.  

They'd be great mixed into the actual batter as well.  If I hadn't had those on hand I would have just sprinkled the top with some raw sugar.  The recipe makes two loaves and I'd hoped to freeze one but it's disappearing so fast I don't think that's going to happen.



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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups shredded peeled zucchini
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and baking powder; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in zucchini.
  4. Transfer to 2 greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top if desired. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
chocolate, zucchini, quick bread
Breakfast, Dessert, Vegetables
American

 
 

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Comments

  1. I love zucchini bread! I need to try your chocolate version!

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  2. Definitely the more chococolate the better. This looks soooo rich and yummy!

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  3. Oh my! This looks yummy. Good call on sprinkling the top with chocolate chips! I love the moisture that zucchini gives to baked goods, and who doesn't love chocolate :)

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  4. I'm always in need of more zucchini recipes and who couldn't use more chocolate?!

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  5. This bread sounds amazing, and you have to tell us what you are making with the patty pan squash, too!

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  6. My husband always turns zucchini into mush. Now I can get to it first with this yummy bread!

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  7. I've never made or had chocolate zucchini bread and now I want that!

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  8. This loaf looks perfect! The slices look addictive. Zucchini and chocolate sounds yum! I have a couple of zucchinis in the plant and I am going to make this now.

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  9. We make this all the time and man is it good! I love it more than regular zuchinni bread.

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  10. Oh my. This looks off the charts chocolaty and delicious! And there's veggies in there? Win win!

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  11. I love chocolate and zucchini baked together. It makes such a moist and delicious cake.

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