Chocolate Zucchini Bread: Another Way to Use Zucchini

Chocolate Zucchini Bread: Another Way to Use Zucchini
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Zucchini is one of those things that either won’t grow for you, or won’t stop growing. You’re either wishing it would produce, or trying to get rid of your crazy extras by hiding a few on your neighbor’s porch or in the back or a friend’s truck at church. Thankfully my family will never get sick of zucchini because we’ve discovered chocolate zucchini bread.

Besides being delicious, it’s a great way to use up those monster zucchinis. You know, the ones that were baby sized when you looked yesterday, and today they’re big enough to play baseball with?

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a tasty way to make use of those giant zucchinis that grew overnight in your garden...or were dropped off by your neighbor.

Yeah. Those. Grab one and make a few loaves of chocolate zucchini bread.

And you really will have to make a few loaves. Or like, eight loaves. Because if you have teen boys in your house (like me) you will go into the kitchen to cut yourself a slice of yummy bread and find out they’ve already devoured four loaves of it.

Boys. Sigh.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a tasty way to make use of those giant zucchinis that grew overnight in your garden...or were dropped off by your neighbor.

Ingredients for Chocolate Zucchini Bread

2 cups sugar

1 cup oil

3 eggs

3 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp baking powder

2 cups zucchini, grated

Instructions for Chocolate Zucchini Bread

In a large bowl beat the sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine all of the rest of the ingredients (except for the zucchini). Then combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.

It’s going to be really thick. You’re going to think you did something wrong.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a tasty way to make use of those giant zucchinis that grew overnight in your garden...or were dropped off by your neighbor.

But then you’re going to add the grated zucchini…

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a tasty way to make use of those giant zucchinis that grew overnight in your garden...or were dropped off by your neighbor.

And then the consistency is perfect.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a tasty way to make use of those giant zucchinis that grew overnight in your garden...or were dropped off by your neighbor.

Divide this mixture between 2 greased and floured loaf pans.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a tasty way to make use of those giant zucchinis that grew overnight in your garden...or were dropped off by your neighbor.

Bake for at 350 for 50-60 minutes.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a tasty way to make use of those giant zucchinis that grew overnight in your garden...or were dropped off by your neighbor.

 

Cut into it and maybe don’t tell your boys right away, m’kay? Because yum, you guys. Seriously.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a tasty way to make use of those giant zucchinis that grew overnight in your garden...or were dropped off by your neighbor.

If you’re looking for another recipe to use up your giant zucchini, try Common Sense Home’s Zapple Pie. It’s an awesome recipe that uses zucchini instead of apples for a pie…and it still tastes exactly like apple pie. Not lying.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a tasty way to make use of those giant zucchinis that grew overnight in your garden...or were dropped off by your neighbor.

Isn’t it great to eat from your homestead? Try these other favorite recipes of mine: Creamy Cucumbers, Rhubarb Crisp, Carrot Pie, Kale Chips, or Fried Radishes.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a tasty way to make use of those giant zucchinis that grew overnight in your garden...or were dropped off by your neighbor.
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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a tasty way to make use of those giant zucchinis that grew overnight in your garden...or were dropped off by your neighbor.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cup zucchini, grated

Instructions

1. In a large bowl beat the sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine all of the rest of the ingredients (except for the zucchini). Then combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.

2. Stir in the grated zucchini, mix until well combined.

3. Divide mixture between two greased and floured loaf pans.

4. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes.

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