Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I recently found this very easy recipe for Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread on Pinterest.  I made a couple loaves, and my husband and I loved it!Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
I really enjoy growing my own vegetables in raised beds in our backyard. This past summer, my zucchini plants decided to become “over-achievers”. I had zucchini coming out of my ears (nice problem, huh?).  This garden abundance (even after giving plenty to my family and neighbors), forced me to search for new creative ways to prepare it.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

This delicious bread was a perfect solution. The recipe is completely EASY to prepare, and the results were wonderful! Looks like I found a new way to utilize some of our home-grown zucchini! I think the “hardest” part, if you can call it “hard” was grating the zucchini, since I made a couple loaves!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

That’s a LOT of grated zucchini from the garden…

This sweet bread is decadently rich and chocolaty, and you’d never know it has zucchini in it (perfect for hiding veggies), for those little ones with picky palates!

I hope you will give it a try… it’s easy to prepare… and really quite delicious!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Recipe Source: http://www.whatmegansmaking.com/2013/07/double-chocolate-zucchini-bread.html 

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
 
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A delicious, rich chocolate bread with a secret ingredient you will never know is there...zucchini!
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini (gently pressed between paper towels to remove some moisture)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; lightly grease an 8½" x 4½" loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, honey, oil, sugar and vanilla.
  3. In separate bowl, whisk together the salt, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and flour.
  4. Add flour mixture to the egg mixture, and stir well until combined.
  5. Stir in the zucchini and the chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 65-75 minutes (oven temps vary), or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Remove pan from oven; transfer pan to a wire rack. Let cool for approx. 10-15 minutes before turning the bread out of the pan onto the rack. Cool bread completely before slicing. Enjoy!

 

 

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