Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Teresa Jacobson

By
@foundmyzen

Not sure where this recipe originated. I found it in my recipe binder written on a scratch piece of paper. If you're a chocolate lover this is a very chocolatey recipe and it's a great way to sneak a vegetable in on your kids! The batter will be thick but refrigerating it overnight allows the zucchini to release a lot of its moisture. You can also make these into muffins, if you prefer. It makes a lot of muffins!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
5 mini loaves
Prep:
8 Hr 30 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

3 c
flour
1 tsp
ground flaxseed (optional)
2 c
sugar
1/3 c
cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp
cloves, ground
1/4 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
3 large
eggs, beaten
1 c
vegetable oil
11/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
zucchini, peeled and grated
1/2 c
chopped walnuts
1/2 c
chocolate chips

(OPTIONAL) TOFFEE WALNUT TOPPING:

1/2 c
heath toffee brickle bits
1/2 c
chopped walnut pieces
1/2 c
chocolate chips

How to Make Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat desired pan(s) with nonstick spray or line muffin cups with paper liners.
  • 2In a large bowl, combine flour, ground flax (if desired), sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Stir until well blended.
  • 3Stir in beaten eggs, oil and vanilla until well combined.
  • 4Fold in zucchini, walnuts and chocolate chips until well blended. Cover and refrigerate overnight (this is optional but really enhances the dough!)
  • 5Pour batter into prepared pans. If making the topping, combine the toffee bits, walnuts and chocolate chips in a bowl. Sprinkle heavily onto tops of dough and bake. Let cool in pan for at least 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely. These freeze well.
    Mini Muffins: about 12 minutes
    Standard Muffins: 20-22 minutes
    Jumbo Muffins: 25-30
    Mini Loaves: 40-42 minutes
    9x5 Loaf: 55-60 minutes

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About Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy