Summer is whizzing by for me. I feel like I’m going to wake up tomorrow and it will be Winter again. Luckily I had the time to share this super chocolatey and moist recipe. Since I used mini chocolate chips, they almost disappear during baking and just add to the decadence of the recipe. The hubby loves it and even made a chocolate sandwich with a slice of it.
Do you have zucchini in your garden? Do you need recipes to use up your zucchinis? This recipe is for you.
Chocolate Zucchini Quick Bread
Yield: 1 loaf Cook Time: 55 minutes
- 1 1/2 cups of shredded raw zucchini (about 1/2 pound or 1 medium zucchini)
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli mini chocolate chips)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Step 1: Grate zucchini and set aside. I used a large box grater. Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix in the chocolate chips and set aside.
Step 2: Beat the eggs with a hand mixer in another large bowl. Beat in the oil, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until completely combined. Mix in the zucchini. Fold the flour mixture in to the zucchini mixture until just combined. Transfer the batter to a greased or parchment lined 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with a spoon. I usually like to use parchment paper but this time I used cooking spray and it worked perfectly.
Step 3: Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 – 55 minutes. Test with a toothpick; toothpick will be mostly clean when done. My toothpick wasn’t completely clean after 53 minutes but the bread was done; I think the melted mini chocolate chips caused that. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes in the pan. Remove from pan and cool completely on a rack. Slice and serve.
Recipe adapted from Lesley Stowe.
Tips: Store in an airtight container.
Don’t let summer go by without baking bread! Check out these wonderful recipes for the season:
- Blueberry and Japanese Yuzu Citrus Muffins from Kim at NinjaBaking.com
- Citrus Pecan Quick Bread from Renee at Magnolia Days
- Courgette, Feta, Honey and Sesame Seeds Pull-apart Bread from Luisa at Rise of the Sourdough Preacher
- Crusty Caprese Loaf from Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Fruit and Veggie Quick Bread from Felice at All That’s Left Are the Crumbs
- Gluten Free Berry Bread from Sherron at Simply Gourmet
- Grilled Indian Naan Flat Bread from Reneé at Kudos Kitchen by Reneé
- Skillet Pizza by Karen from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Upside Down Banana Bread from Holly at A Baker’s House
#TwelveLoaves July: Summer Fun. The month of June was filled with lovely cherries! We have chosen Summer Fun as our theme for July. Let’s share flat breads, rolls, buns, grilled breads – whatever sweet or savory version you’d like and whatever you feel reflects summer flavors! Whatever you bake, (yeasted, quick bread, crackers, muffins, braids, flatbreads, etc) have fun and let’s have a delicious month of bread for summer fun! Let’s get baking!
Do you want to add your bread to the collection with the linky tool this month? Here is what you need to do:
- When you post your Twelve Loaves bread on your blog, make sure that you mention the Twelve Loaves challenge in your blog post. This helps us to get more members as well as share everyone’s posts. Please make sure your bread is inspired by the theme.
- Please link your post to the linky tool at the bottom of my blog. It must be bread baked to the Twelve Loaves theme.
- Have your Twelve Loaves bread that you baked this July, 2014, and posted on your blog by July 31, 2014.
Twelve Loaves is a monthly bread baking party created by Lora from Cake Duchess and runs smoothly with the help of our friends. Thank you to Stacy from Food Lust People Love for hosting this month’s event!
This sounds yum!! I love zucchini bread because it is so moist. I especially love the addition of cinnamon chips. I bet it is divine!!
Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kid’s Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board.
This is a delicious zucchini bread! Chocolate makes it even better!
This looks delicious! I definitely have a lot of zucchini right now, and I would love to enjoy it in the form of chocolate. 🙂 Pinned!
What a great zucchini bread, Annamaria! I love the addition of the chocolate chips. So glad you could back along with Twelve Loaves this month!
Looks great! I will have to try this recipe!
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I love zucchini bread in all its forms! Thank you for sharing. Hello from HomeAcre Hop.
This looks so good! it’s been much too long since I made Chocolate Zucchini Bread/Cake and I don’t know if I still have my recipe. I’m saving yours to try.
This is fabulous can ‘t wait to try it two things I love chocolate and zucchini!
This looks so delicious. I’ve always been a fan of zucchini bread and I love the addition of chocolate. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.
Wow. This looks delicious. I’m going to try and make. Thanks. From a NEBloggers sharing sister.
I love chocolate zucchini bread. Yours looks delicious.Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot. 🙂
awesome idea! i’ve never thought to make a chocolate and zucchini bread before, definitely giving this idea a go. thanks for the inspiration!
This looks so dark, rich, and delicious! I’ve got to give this a try!
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The pictures make me want to lick my screen. I’m not even kidding. How delish! I’m pinning this to my Food board….but perhaps I should add it to my Dessert board too!
Thanks for linking up at this week’s Weekend Wind-Down party!
We love zucchini bread and muffins. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with Foodie Friends Friday Party this weekend. I’ve pinned and shared. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
I know exactly how you feel, I can’t believe it’s back to school sales and the 4th of July is over! Thanks again for sharing at the #WWDParty!
I don;t know where time goes…This looks delish Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo
I am sure this zucchini bread is super moist. I have never had Chocolate Zucchini bread, but I am sure it would be amazing. I really love chocolate. Thanks for linking up to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.
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Chocolate zucchini bread – why have I never thought of that? The non-choco version is quite a hit around here – so much that I know I’ll just have to give this one a try. Thank you for letting me find you through the Thank Goodness It’s Thursday link party – I hope to see you there next week!
I think summer is whizzing by too, Annamaria! I do have zucchini in my garden so this is perfect for me. Your Chocolate Zucchini Quick Bread looks really rich and delicious. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.
That looks delicious! Think our equivalent is the courgette – I had never considered using it in a cake before!!xx
Delicious healthy chocolate zuchini quick bread. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. Pinning.
I will definitely have to try this. I make regular zucchini bread which we love, but chocolate makes it better! Thanks for linking up to last week’s Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned this post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.
Your Chocolate Zucchini Quick Bread looks awesome! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, I always look forward to your visits!
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This looks so good! I need to try this. Pinned. We really appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. It is a pleasure to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
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Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on Kitchen Dreaming.com ! I hope to see you there! Pinned
This looks so yummy, I can’t wait to try it! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!
What a great way to get zucchini into my kids! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/07/try-new-recipe-tuesday-july-22.html
I’m so glad you shared this with us I wanted a chocolate zucchini cake recipe. My kids say I make too much zucchini bread in the summer, but they will chocolate anything. PInned.
Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party!
Quick bread with chocolate sounds great! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂
Your bread is so dark and chocolatey! But it’s good for me, right? Because of the zucchini.
I love adding cinnamon to chocolate cakes, cookies, etc. Really good! Thank you for sharing, Annamaria.
I also can’t believe how quickly the summer is going. School starts here in less than a month.