Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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This classic quick bread gets a modern update in the form of dark chocolate.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
55 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
90 mins
Servings:
28
Yield:
2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 ½ cup coarsely shredded, unpeeled zucchini

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

  • 1 ¼ cup dark chocolate pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Make a well in the center of flour mixture.

  2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, zucchini, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add zucchini mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in nuts (if desired) and 3/4 cup of the chocolate pieces. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pans, spreading evenly.

  3. Bake about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on rack.

  4. In a small saucepan cook and stir the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate pieces over low heat until melted. Drizzle melted chocolate over loaves. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
11g Fat
30g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 28
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 130mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.4mg 8%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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