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chocolaty chocolate zucchini bread

(9 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Missy Wimpelberg
Franklin, TN

I love this time of the year. As the gardens are producing lots of great vegetables, this is one of those recipes that is great to use up some of that extra zucchini. This recipe will not disappoint. My kids love chocolate and what better way to to get them to eat vegetables.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Want to amp up your zucchini bread recipe? Give this chocolate version a try. It is so good it will convert anyone to a zucchini bread fan. Easy to make, this rich bread is perfect without the chocolate chips, but adding them takes it to a whole new level of yumminess. Once baked, it's moist, dense and full of chocolate.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(9 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolaty chocolate zucchini bread

  • 2 c
    grated zucchini
  • 1 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 lg
  • 6 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp
    instant coffee granules
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    chocolate chips

How To Make chocolaty chocolate zucchini bread

  • Loaf pan sprayed with non-stick spray.
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with baking spray.
  • Grating zucchini.
    Grate zucchini.
  • Shredded zucchini in a colander.
    I like to leave the grated zucchini in a colander so it can drain while mixing the other ingredients. Or you can just lightly press the extra liquid before adding the zucchini.
  • Dry ingredients whisked together in a bowl.
    Whisk together the flour, unsweetened cocoa, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Whisk until there the ingredients are well combined.
  • Wet ingredients added to a bowl.
    In a separate large bowl, beat together the sugar and eggs until smooth. Add the melted butter, instant coffee granules, and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
  • Grated zucchini added to the wet ingredients.
    Add the shredded zucchini into the sugar-egg mixture.
  • Adding dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
    Then add the flour to the zucchini mixture in small additions, stirring to combine after each addition.
  • Batter completely mixed.
    Stir until well blended. Fold in all but a small handful of chocolate chips.
  • Batter poured into the greased loaf pan.
    Pour batter into greased pan. Sprinkle with a handful of chocolate chips.
  • Bread baking in the oven.
    Place into the oven. Bake for 50 minutes at 350°F or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean and easily.
  • Baked chocolate zucchini bread cooling.
    Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove from the loaf pans and let cool completely on a rack.