This bread is a dessert. Let’s just put that out there right now. Do not fool yourself into thinking it is healthy because it has zucchini in it. I mean, I am sure the zucchini is good for you but you could basically call this “Chocolatey Cakey Brownie Loaf.” That being said, it is a great way to use up all that zucchini from your garden. And it is delectable. I double the recipe, make 3 loaves with it and then give 2 of the 3 loaves away. The original recipe comes from What Megan’s Making. I originally doubled the recipe but the pans were very full so I decided to double the recipe (but tripled the amount of baking soda and baking powder) and make 3 loaves out of it.
Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread (makes one loaf)
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup King Arthur All-Purpose Baking Cocoa or Dutch-process cocoa
1 2/3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini, gently pressed
1 cup chocolate chips (I used half milk chocolate and half semi-sweet)
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, honey, oil, sugar, and vanilla. Add the salt, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and flour, mixing until well combined. Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 65 to 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before turning it out of the pan onto a rack. Cool completely before slicing. Or, just cut a piece while it is warm and enjoy!