Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It was such a beautiful fall day yesterday that I decided we should take a drive.  We stopped at a farm market not to far from here.  I really love that market.  Not just for all the good, fresh, local produce but also for the prices.  I really feel like I am getting a great deal when I buy things from there.  I bought 2 huge zucchinis for a dollar each!  I love that!!

So today I decided I would try to bake something I have never made before.  Chocolate zucchini bread.  I've made zucchini bread lots of times and I love it.  My daughter also loves it.  My husband and my son not so much.  So I am hoping by it being chocolate zucchini bread I can entice them into trying it.  I tasted it and to me it tastes like a very moist chocolate bread. Hopefully they will agree.

Making the bread didn't even use 1/2 of one of these zucchinis, so I am going to shred the rest and package it up in 3 cup bags, and pop them in the freezer so I can bake this bread over the winter. Great way to get your chocolate fix and your veggies all at once. ;)

Here is the recipe so you can try it too

Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Serves 10 , 2 loaves


3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil {I used 1/2 cup homemade applesace & 1/2 cup olive oil}
2 cups sugar {I used 1.5 cups, but I think next time I'll try just 1 cup}
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups zucchini, peeled, shredded {I used 3 cups shredded zucchini}
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour {I used 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour & 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour}
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Stir in zucchini.
  3. Combine dry ingredients; add to zucchini mixture and mix well.
  4. Pour into two greased 8x4x3-inch loaf pans.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until bread tests done. Makes 2 loaves.

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