I love zucchini and I love chocolate, so as I am doing a bread fest in my kitchen. I jumped into making this with the pantry clean out and the garden veggies.
- 3 eggs
- 1 1⁄2-2 cups shredded zucchini
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional) or 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
- 3 teaspoons butter, melted
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips (optional) or 1⁄2 cup peanut butter chips, and (optional) or 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box chocolate cake mix (any can be used)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar (may use less as reported by some but we like sweet)
- In one bowl mix all ingredients. Will have some lumps and that is ok. As we age those lumps are badges of honor!
- Pour into 2 greased and floured bread loaf pans or 1 loaf pan and 12 muffin cups (lined).
- Cook for 45 minutes at 350°F.
- Muffins 25 minutes at 350°F.
- * Elevation and fuel will vary temps and times. (ex. my propane oven 45 minutes, my DD electric oven 53 min for loaves and similar for muffins).
- ** Tastes great with orange flavor as well, DD made with strawberry cake mix.
- *** NOT as dense as a quick bread but tastes oh so good and light.
- An aditional note: this freezes very well as muffins or bread/cake. I double wrap in plastic and then into a freezer bag. To thaw i take out of freezer bag and let come to room temp, take off plastic and set on paper towels to absorb any excess moisture. To warm just put into a warmed oven or microwave for 30 seconds in a paper towel.
WOW!!!! I just made this and had to come rate it for others! I've already eaten 2 muffins! I followed the recipe, and used an orange cake mix, but used only 1/4 cup of sugar and it's delicious. Added the chocolate chips and pecans, but think just the chocolate would be fine. Light, flavorful and fantastic!
Fantastic...only thing I can add is HAD TO COOK THEM 20 minutes longer. Very moist and tasty!
Fabulous! I've been craving zucchini bread but wanted an easy recipe. This was great! I didn't follow the recipe exactly but pretty close. I used spice cake mix, used apple sauce instead of butter, omitted the chocolate chips and sugar. I also used egg substitute because 1. that's what I had on hand and 2. prefer to use it when baking, I think it makes cakes more moist. I grated one large zucchini, I didn't measure it so I think it was 2 cups. It made 18 muffins for me. I have a toddler and he gobbled up 2 of them, so I think I will be making this regularly to get extra veggies in his diet. I think I will try adding some grated carrots and some raisins next time too! Love it, thanks for sharing!