Chocolate Zucchini Bread - Zucchini meets dessert in this double chocolate bread. {vegan}

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

(Pictures were updated on 10/08/2016)
Watch out, it’s about that time of year again. Soon, the once innocent looking zucchini will return to urban gardens. Their diabolical plan: to take over gardens across the nation, until just one vegetable reigns supreme! It would be like some kind of veggie nightmare, if I didn’t love zucchini πŸ˜€

Chocolate Zucchini Bread - Zucchini meets dessert in this double chocolate bread. {vegan}

Naturally, I look forward to taking in the excess zucchini of overwhelmed gardeners. Perhaps even finding an abandoned bag on my doorstep. There comes a point though, that one has had all the grilled/fried/baked/stuffed/stewed zucchini she can handle. That is when it’s time to call in the big guns. That is when it’s time for this squash to become a little less… well… zucchini-like. That is when it’s time for Chocolate Zucchini Bread.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread - Zucchini meets dessert in this double chocolate bread. {vegan}

 

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Recipe Type: Dessert/Snack
Makes: 1 loaf

Chocolate Zucchini Bread - Zucchini meets dessert in this double chocolate bread. {vegan}

Zucchini meets dessert in this double chocolate bread.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tbsp Ground Flaxseed
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil (or other light tasting oil)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Finely Shredded Zucchini, packed (do not peel)
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350Β°F and prepare an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan (I line mine with parchment paper).

Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, flaxseed, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.

In another bowl, mix together the sugar, applesauce, oil, and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Stir in the zucchini.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just moistened.

Add the nuts and chocolate chips, and fold in.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and smooth top.

Bake for 50 – 60 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Allow loaf to cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to rack.

For best taste and texture; when completely cooled, wrap loaf and store overnight before slicing.

 

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread - Zucchini meets dessert in this double chocolate bread. {vegan}

15 thoughts on “Chocolate Zucchini Bread

  1. A Tablespoon of Liz

    This looks so good! I’ve had zucchini bread before, but never chocolate zucchini bread. I really want to grow a zucchini plant, so I can have an abundance of the stuff so I can make tons of loaves of things like this. Maybe next year I’ll have to grow some!

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    1. Starr Post author

      I’ve found that the plain/spiced variation is completely different from the chocolate. I took this loaf to work and the guys who are usually “meh” about zucchini bread, totally gobbled this stuff up… I don’t think they knew there was zucchini in it (and I wasn’t telling) πŸ™‚

      Reply
  2. nattilisms

    Love zucchini – zucchini bread is the first thing I make with the first zucchini harvest! Go straight for the dessert – the grilled zucchini can hold off a few extra days (:

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  3. Sophie

    I already have eaten 6 of my home grown courgettes aka zucchini & this recipe is one that I absolutely love! I must try your chocolately zucchine bread, Starr! πŸ˜‰ Yummmm!

    Reply
    1. Starr Post author

      I envy that you have a garden. Living in an apartment, we don’t have the space for one… I hope you like the bread. Let me know how it turns out.

      Reply
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