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Decadent double chocolate zucchini bread. THIS is the way to eat your veggies!

Decadent double chocolate zucchini bread

Decadent double chocolate zucchini bread. THIS is the way to eat your veggies!

How about using some of that bumper crop of zucchini for a decadent double chocolate zucchini bread?  Oh yeah, THIS is the way to eat your vegetables!

We got the recipe for this chocolate zucchini bread from my husband’s co-worker years ago when we lived in Michigan.  It is still our favorite sweet bread recipe, but the kids and I improved the recipe by adding the chocolate chips. Yum!  I love that this recipe makes 2 moist and deliciously chocolate loaves. That way, you can share one with that neighbor who snuck all that zucchini on your porch on August 8th or freeze one for later.  It freezes well, tightly wrapped in foil.

Decadent double chocolate zucchini bread

(makes 2 loaves)

How about using some of that bumper crop of zucchini for a decadent double chocolate zucchini bread? Ingredients for zucchini bread

Ingredients:

1 c. canola oil

3/4 c. cocoa powder

4 eggs

2 c. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

3 c. grated zucchini

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

3 c. flour

1 c. milk chocolate chips

Directions:

First, grate the zucchini.

How about using some of that bumper crop of zucchini for a decadent double chocolate zucchini bread? Grate zucchini.

Then, mix the dry ingredients together (flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda) and set aside.

How about using some of that bumper crop of zucchini for a decadent double chocolate zucchini bread? Dry ingredients.

Whisk oil and cocoa powder together in large bowl.

How about using some of that bumper crop of zucchini for a decadent double chocolate zucchini bread? Oil and cocoa

Next, add the eggs.

How about using some of that bumper crop of zucchini for a decadent double chocolate zucchini bread? Add eggs.

Then whisk in the sugar and vanilla.  Mix well.

How about using some of that bumper crop of zucchini for a decadent double chocolate zucchini bread? Add sugar to wet ingredients.

Next, stir in the grated zucchini.

How about using some of that bumper crop of zucchini for a decadent double chocolate zucchini bread? Add zucchini.

After that, add about half of the mixed dry ingredients to batter.

How about using some of that bumper crop of zucchini for a decadent double chocolate zucchini bread? Add flour mixture.

Then fold in the chocolate chips.

How about using some of that bumper crop of zucchini for a decadent double chocolate zucchini bread? Add chocolate chips.

Next, stir in the rest of the dry ingredient mixture and scoop the batter evenly into 2 greased loaf pans.

How about using some of that bumper crop of zucchini for a decadent double chocolate zucchini bread? Scoop batter into 2 pans.

Bake at 350° for 1 hour.

Finally, let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Run butter knife around edges.  Set loaves on wire rack to finish cooling.

How about using some of that bumper crop of zucchini for a decadent double chocolate zucchini bread? Yummy finished loaves.

Low fat or low sugar versions of recipe

*Note: There is a low-fat and a lower sugar version as well. I have not tried either, but I will add them in case you are interested. For lower fat, you can use just a 1/2 c. of oil along with a 1/2 c. of applesauce. For the lower sugar recipe, use 1 c. of sugar and 1 c. of Splenda.

Since I had A LOT of zucchini, I also made one of our favorite main dishes, too, easy skillet spicy veggie beef and rice. It’s a hearty skillet meal made with brown rice, tomatoes, zucchini, ground beef and Tex-Mex spices. Yum!

All zucchini meal - decadent double chocolate zucchini bread and veggie, beef and rice skillet.

Here is the recipe for the easy skillet spicy veggie, beef and rice.

Do you have a favorite zucchini recipe? Let me know!

Happy eating!

~ Pam

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Author: Pam Hoepner

Hi I'm Pam, a seasoned homemaker with a husband, 3 teenagers, and a houseful of pets. I'm also a librarian and professional organizer (The Economical Organizer) who loves to share my hard-earned homemaking, DIY and organizing skills with others so you too can have a Life, Creatively Organized.

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