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, 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

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat desired pan(s) with nonstick spray or line muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In 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.
  3. Stir in beaten eggs, oil and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Fold in zucchini, walnuts and chocolate chips until well blended. Cover and refrigerate overnight (this is optional but really enhances the dough!)
  5. Pour 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



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