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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Who else has been growing some zucchini in their garden this year? I planted two zucchini plants in our small garden in the Spring and have been harvesting huge zucchinis like crazy! When I realized that I had way too many zucchinis on my veggie plate by the sink, I knew I had to come up with something to use them, or they were going to go bad.

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My husband shouted “Zucchini Bread”! I actually really liked the idea because I’m a big fan of zucchini bread. I looked for a good zucchini bread recipe and came across a great looking chocolate zucchini bread recipe. I thought… Chocolate Zucchini Bread? That sounds really good! I had tried chocolate banana bread before so I thought adding a chocolate flavor to the zucchini bread will be really good!

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The bread was chocolate-y and moist, too! I made one big loaf and two other little ones. I met up with my college roomie yesterday in Tahoe while she was visiting her in-laws in Nevada for a few days! She lives in Mississippi so I rarely get to see her so it was really nice to see her and her family. I can’t believe how fast time goes by! I feel like we were roommates just yesterday but it’s been over 7 years and we are both married with the cutest boys. I wanted to bake something for her and her family and so I gave her the big loaf I made.

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My four year old went crazy over this bread, too. We kept two little loaves for ourselves and my goodness, I am pretty sure he ate one of the two loaves I made.

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To make the bread, prepare about 2 cups full grated zucchini.

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You will probably need about 2 medium sized zucchinis. I got my 2 cups from my HUGE zucchini from my garden. Actually I only used about 3/4th of the zucchini. HUGE!

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Combine all the dry ingredients.

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Mix all wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.

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Combine the dry and wet ingredients together.

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Stir well to mix.

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Stir in the zucchini.

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Stir in the chocolate chips.

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Pour the batter into two large bread pans or 1 large bread pan and 2 small bread pans.

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Bake @ 350 degrees F for 55-65 minutes or until the center comes out clean when inserted with a toothpick.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread
 
 

Ingredients
  • 2¾ cups flour
  • ⅓ cup baking cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking cocoa, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder. IN a small bowl, whisk the eggs, oil, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  2. Transfer to two greased 8-in x 4-in x2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

 

   

5 Responses to “Chocolate Zucchini Bread”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I’m so jealous that you have zucchini plants!

    This bread looks amazing, and since there’s zucchini in it, it’s completely healthy, right? :)

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    Lynna H. — July 13, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I`ve heard many good things about zucchini bread, but I have yet to try! This looks superrr good though, so it`s very tempting!

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    Belinda @zomppa — July 14, 2012 at 2:48 am

    How fun to hang out with your roommate! This bread is sure the best use of all that zucchini!

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    Kayla — September 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I made this with half whole wheat flour and even skipped the chocolate chips. It was awesome and made the pin board.

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