Chocolate Zucchini Bread

My preschooler turns up his nose like a haughty little prince when I present him with vegetables. Especially green ones. So, you can only imagine to my delight when he gobbled up zucchini, a super green veggie, via a piece of chocolate zucchini bread.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I get that there is a fair amount of sugar and cocoa in this recipe. It’s most definitely a pastry. But still, in the back of my mind I’m convinced that the good of the zucchini outweighs the chocolate 🙂

This delightful loaf will make you toss your former zucchini bread recipe. The chocolate takes it up one amazing notch making it a spectacular way to use up any excess zucchini you’ve got laying around!

chocolate zucchini bread

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2-3 cups grated zucchini (I always sneak in a little extra if I can!)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two loaf pans.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine dry ingredients – flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl beat sugar and eggs. Add oil and vanilla. With a spatula fold in grated zucchini. Stir in dry ingredients and once well combined fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Divide between loaf pans and bake for 60 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).

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