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?
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.
Ingredients for Chocolate Zucchini Bread
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
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.
But then you’re going to add the grated zucchini…
And then the consistency is perfect.
Divide this mixture between 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
Bake for at 350 for 50-60 minutes.
Cut into it and maybe don’t tell your boys right away, m’kay? Because yum, you guys. Seriously.
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
- 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
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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