Chocolaty Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Posted October 26, 2015 by Prairie Wife -

A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for Baked Ravioli with Fall Vegetables and I’ve heard back from several readers how much their whole family loved it (and how easy it was to make). I’ve still got some (OK a ton) of zucchini left over so I’ve spent the last few weeks experimenting. Those of you that follow us on Instagram and Twitter have already had a sneak peek at this recipe but, I usually make a recipe two or three times before I decided it’s ready to post. After all, I want to make sure it’s perfect and worth your time to make. SO I promise you I wasn’t just teasing you with all those pictures and at last here is the recipe for Chocolaty Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread you’ve been waiting for!

My favorite thing about this recipe is the hint of Cinnamon along with the rich chocolate flavor, it really gives the bread a delicious Fall zip! The first time I made this I added 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (and sprinkled a few on top). The second time I made it as a snack for Cowboy W’s class so I left the nuts out.  This recipe also works wonderfully with frozen squash so don’t be afraid to take some of this years and slice it into big pieces and freeze it. When you’re ready to bake your bread, all you have to do is thaw your zucchini and shred it in blender. I also think that it would work to substitute a cup of the shredded zucchini with squash but I didn’t have any squash left to try it out, let me know if you do!

Chocolaty Chocolate chip zucchini breadChocolaty Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes Bake time: 1 hour
Makes 2 loaves

3 cups shredded zucchini
1 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cups Vegetable Oil
2 tsp Vanilla
4 eggs
3 cups whole wheat flour (you can use all purpose if you want)
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I use a blend of milk chocolate and semi sweet)

  1. Heat Oven to 350 and spray two loaf pans with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix zucchini, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips until well combined.
  4. Add chocolate chips and stir until just combined (if using walnuts add them now).
  5. Divide batter evenly between the two pans and place in center of oven.
  6. Bake an hour our until the edges begin to pull away from pan and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Cool and serve!

What do you like to add to your Zucchini bread?

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