Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread


Of all the zucchini breads I have made, this one has to be the children's favorite.  Double chocolate throughout and a brownie-like texture that make this the zucchini bread for my chocolate lovers.

Ingredients

2 large eggs
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil, plus 2 tablespoons
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder 
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups shredded, peeled zucchini
1 1/4 cups chocolate chips (bittersweet or semisweet), save the 1/4 cup for sprinkling on top of bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease and flour a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan.

In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs, honey, oil, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.  Add the  salt, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and flour mixing well.  Stir in the zucchini and 1 cup of the chocolate chips.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan.  Scattered the the remainder of the chocolate chips on top of the batter.  

Bake the bread for 60 minutes, use a toothpick test to test for doneness.  

Remove bread from oven and let it rest 15 minutes before removing it from the pan.  Run a knife around the outside edge to loosen the bread from the pan.  Completely cool on a wire rack and slice to eat.  Store well-wrapped at room temperature.  
Enjoy!
Sherry
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27 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Mmmm, your bread does look good, Sherry. I've never had the chocolate. Love your red Old Britain Castles teacup too! Thanks for coming to tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Oh my...that looks good! I remember the first time I had a chocolate zucchini combination, my mother-in-law made a cake. I thought it was so strange, but it tasted so good!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

oh my. this looks absolutely incredible!!! I am pinning this for later- we don't grow zuchini, but I know we will get some from family and neighbors :) Yum!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Yum, this looks delicious!
Love anything chocolate - well ALMOST anything :)
Kathy

Suzan Sweatman said...

THIS is getting pinned - it looks scrumptious!!!
Thanks for sharing!
XOXO

Leann said...

Can you say yum?!!!

I can:)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I made two loaves of zucchini bread last evening and have two cups of shredded zucchini in the fridge. We love chocolate, so this I shall make.

Shirley said...

I pinned this immediately! I'll be making it this weekend!

Rattlebridge Farm said...

I can't wait to try this!

Elizabeth said...

How much cocoa

The Charm of Home said...

Elizabeth it is a 1/3 cup of cocoa.
Sherry

Linda Nawrocki said...

I just made this, and it is amazing!! One of the best things I've ever tasted.

The Charm of Home said...

Thank you Linda. I am glad you had success with it!
Sherry

Creativecakes87 said...

I'm about to try this as muffins using avocado oil and dates instead of sugar! I'll let you know what happens! ;)

Jill said...

I made these into muffins and they were a huge hit with my unsuspecting family! They will be a great snack for my kids! Thanks

Creativecakes87 said...

They were sooo good! I ended up using avocado oil and sucanat and i also added a little instant coffee to amp up the choc flavour. They were soooo chocolately! Will be making these regularly!

Arpitha said...

Just now made these into muffins and taste is too good. Now I found my favorite chocolate muffins recipe.

Pat Ross said...

Has anyone tried freezing the bread? I need to use the zucchini now, but my family won't be here for two weeks. TIA

Jody Ostasz said...

Just made this! Can't wait to get it out of the oven! :) thanks for the recipe!

Margaret Wallace said...

I made this today, but Instead of using honey I used light agave and I used a bunt pan to cook it in. After it was done I dusted it with powdered sugar. I didn't tell my teenage daughter that it had zucchini in it and she and I both loved it. It was so good she asked for another piece. Score!!! This is a keeper.

Nicole said...

Oh, my. We love this! It was so good. I made mini loaves and they were delicious! My son couldn't believe there was zucchini in them. Next batch I am going to leave the chips off the top since I am freezing them and think the chips top with make a mess when reheating. Best zucchini recipe ever! Thanks for sharing!

Alisa said...

How long did you bake for the muffins?

Jodie Juelich said...

I baked this today and the entire family loved it...including our picky son. Very chocolatey and delicious. I baked it in a convection oven for 1 hr, watching to make sure it didn't over bake. I also used half and half white flour and whole wheat flour, I highly recommend this to every chocolate lover.

The Charm of Home said...

Thank you Jodie!

Sandra Sellers said...

Can you substitute apple sauce for the oil?

The Charm of Home said...

Yes, Sandra. I have read you can sub applesauce for oil and it is a 1:1 ratio, meaning same amount of applesauce for oil.

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