Since it is summertime, there is always an abundance of fresh produce just waiting to be eaten and I had some extra zucchini ready to go. I’ve been bookmarking various dessert recipes using zucchini that I have been wanting to try, and this one was calling my name with all of its chocolately goodness! I made a few minor changes and fell in love!
As you may have noticed, I like dark chocolate! And any dessert made with loads of chocolate, I just can’t resist. The Triple Chocolate Banana Bread I made a few months ago is another example.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is so moist, it is more like cake than bread. You wouldn’t even know it has zucchini in it!
Gently mix in the zucchini.
After gradually adding the dry ingredients, fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour into a loaf pan and bake.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
1 1/2 cups shredded raw zucchini
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, not Dutch processed
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs (large)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan, by greasing or using cooking spray.
2. Shred zucchini using a medium or small grater and set aside. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, if using). Stir with a whisk to combine.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine oil, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until well blended. Gently mix in zucchini. On low-speed, gradually add flour mixture and mix until just combined. (Do not over mix.) Fold in chocolate chips.
4. Pour batter into prepared pan, and cook for about 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool completely before serving.
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I hope you enjoy the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread!
Adapted from Joy of Baking (JoyofBaking.com)