Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Chocolate Zucchini Bread


I made this Chocolate Zucchini Bread for my coworker's birthday a few weeks ago and it turned out great.  It is chocolatey without being too sweet.  It smelled so good while baking!  This is great for breakfast or dessert.  If you have an abundance of zucchini this summer, you should try this recipe.  I promise you won't be disappointed!   Also, sorry for my lack of blogging/posting recipes lately but life has been keeping me busy this summer.   Hope you make this chocolate zucchini bread soon, enjoy!




This bread is so good that even Buddy wants a taste...too bad he can't!


Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Ingredients
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
½ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, room temperature (or 1 stick)
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups grated zucchini (1 medium to large zucchini)
1/3 cup chocolate chips


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.

In a bowl, whisk to combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.

In a stand mixer, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar.  Next, beat in eggs and vanilla.

Slowly add in flour mixture.

Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.

Pour into prepared loaf pan.


Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from pan.