Chocolate Zucchini bread
I love sweet breads, muffins too. If I can find a way to add chocolate to the bread…I’m a extra happy gal. If I can put a veggie in that bread, or make the bread healthier in some way & my kids will still eat it, I’m a thrilled girl.
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 As I write this, I am an extra happy, pretty thrilled girl. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
I’m working on a new recipe, so success or fail, I’ll be writing about it.
Besides adding chocolate to the zucchini bread, I’m using a mixture of whole wheat and all-purpose flour 🙂
I’m also mixing in white sugar and brown sugar. Wacky, I know.
Intrigued yet? I hope so.
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F This recipe will make 2 loaves.
Here’s my ingredient list……
- 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp of sea salt
- 2 tsp of my pumpkin pie spice….. see my pumpkin pie spice recipe in my pumpkin bread post
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 6 tsp un-sweetened coca powder
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups of grated zucchini (2 medium-sized zucchini made 2 cups of grated zucchini)
- 1/3 cup of water
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 3 pinches of lemon zest
- (optional) 1 cup of chopped nuts, walnuts or pecans
Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl (I used my KitchenAid mixer), mix together. Slowly add wet ingredients (except zucchini) into the dry mixture, mix well. Add zucchini, gently.
Grease 2 loaf pans.
Pour batter into the two pans and bake at 350 deg. for about an hour,
(mine took 1 hour and 15 min)
Make sure to check it with a tooth pic or knife, it’s done when the knife comes out clean.
Cool, cut, smear with cream cheese (or not) and ENJOY!
I usually slice one and freeze it for later use. I cut it prior to freezing so I can remove as many or as few pieces from the freezer as I want at one time.
This recipe would also work with muffins, bake at 350 deg for about 30 min.
I’m not thrilled with the very crispy top of the bread, I believe it was due to the brown sugar. Next time I will try honey or agave.
The mixture of whole wheat and all-purpose flour worked great!
Bread recipe= NOT A FAIL at all!
Here are my pictures.
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