Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups zucchini, peeled, shredded (about 1 medium)
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla.
- Stir in zucchini.
- Combine dry ingredients; add to zucchini mixture and mix well.
- Pour into two greased 8x4x3-inch loaf pans.
- Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until bread tests done. Makes 2 loaves.
I've wanted to make this bread for awhile. Not because it sounds great, because let's face it. Chocolate and Zucchini. No, just no. But I love zucchini bread and I have been so curious! I had to sub 1/2 cup applesauce for the oil because although we have avocado oil, olive oil, sesame oil... too many oils to mention, I ran out of vegetable oil! Avocado oil might have been okay but I didn't want to risk it. Chocolate and avocado sounds worse than zucchini... anyhoo So after I dumped in the 1/2 cup of cocoa I made a sad face like this :( and tossed in an extra 2 tablespoons. That cup of cocoa looked lonely. Oh goodness the batter smelled delicious. Baked it for an hour, but I think that was just a smidge too long for me. Next time I'll take it out a few min. earlier.
This bread... makes an awesome peanut butter sandwich. haha! My kids really liked it, even though my son claims he does not like chocolate. I'm glad I tried it!
My Husband could not even believe it was zucchini bread. :) He took a 9x13 pan of it to work and hard a hard time sharing I had to make a double batch the second time around so he would have some for home. Makes great mini loafs as well. This will be one I make around the Holidays to share. Already shredding extra zucchini from the garden and freezing in zipper bags for holiday baking when my garden is no longer with us. Highly recommend this recipe.
Made as written, except: I added about a cup and a half of chocolate chips, made these as muffins (got 24 out of the recipe), and sprinkled raw sugar over the tops. Baked 20 minutes and got amazing results! The family loves these, even the 13 year old who pulled a face when he heard the muffins were made with zucchini (he just finished his second one). Thanks for a new family recipe!