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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18 Comments

  1. It looks so moist and lovely…but I love the idea of a little cream cheese too! As soon as I can lay my hands on a courgette…..! (Sorry, zucchini!)

    • I’m very fond of cream cheese on sweet breads. Pumpkin and cream cheese is my favorite I think.

  2. Looks like it’s great. This is the second chocolate/savory bread I’ve seen this week. Or at least one with chocolate and something more savory. The NYT has one with chocolate, olive oil and salt.

    • I’ll have to check that one out! 🙂 This bread is moist, sweet, but not too sweet. I’m pretty happy with the results.

  3. Well, I’m obviously a fan of zucchini bread (smeared with cream cheese at that!), and this sounds even better than the traditional form, because everything is better with chocolate…And I replied to your comment but am going to post it here again just in case–I want to hear an elaboration on the handcuff story! 😀

    • Everything is better with chocolate. I’ll pop back over to your blog now.

  4. Sounds delicious! I will definitely have to give it a try!

    • I hope you enjoy it, I may try it again with 100% whole wheat flour. If I do, I’ll let you know.

  5. Sounds wonderful and moist ..and I am all for anything with chocolate..the vegges are a plus for sure

    • The veggies make you feel like you’re not being too naughty eating the sweet chocolate bread. 😉

      Thanks for the comment!

  6. this is so intriguing and I am off to learn more about pumpkin spice! Thank you so much for taking part in the challenge 🙂

    • Thank you for hosting these challenges. 🙂 have a super day!

  7. My zucchini plant is overgroweth, so I will be trying this for sure! Visiting from Sweet Tooth Friday!

    • Thanks for visiting Dorothy! It’s a fantastic bread. It lasted about a day here. It’ll go quick!

  8. This sounds really good…I’ll add it to my ever-growing pile of zucchini recipes to try 😉 I’ve made zucchini bread swirled w/ Nutella before and zucchini brownies, but never bread w/ chocolate…I feel a sudden urge… YUM!

    • Nutella and zucchini sounds yummy! Thanks for commenting.

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