double chocolate zucchini bread

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Teresa Jacobson
from New Orleans, LA

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!

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 5 mini loaves
prep time 8 Hr 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For double chocolate zucchini bread

  • 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 lg
    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

  • 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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