Friday, September 9, 2016

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Yes, yet another zucchini bread!  Our awesome neighbors have an amazing garden and they keep on sharing fresh veggies with us, including lots of yummy zucchini.  This bread is definitely a big time winner in our family.  The kids love all that chocolate mixed in with the zucchini.  Win-win!  Enjoy!
Ingredients:
-1 1/4 cups flour
-1 cup sugar
-1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1/4 tsp salt
-2 large eggs
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
-1 large zucchini, shredded (should have about 2 cups)
-1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 F.  Coat a 10x5 loaf pan on sides and bottom with baking spray (the one with flour and butter).  Set aside.
In your electric mixer's bowl, add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Mix well.  Add the eggs, one a time and mix well.  Stir in the vanilla and melted butter.  Add the shredded zucchini.  Mix very well.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Mix well, then pour all that goodness into the prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60-65 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and place the pan onto a wire rack.  Cool for 15-20 minutes.  Carefully, remove the bread from the pan and place onto wire rack.  Cool completely.  Slice and enjoy!
***you could also bake this as muffins.  Simply pour the batter into lined muffin pans and bake for only 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Follow the same cooling instructions and enjoy!

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