Chocolate Zucchini Bread.
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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This Chocolate Zucchini Bread should be the start of every morning, don't ya think?  There's loads of shredded zucchini in here and lots of chocolate to make for one moist, delicious bread perfect with that first cuppa coffee in the morning.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 1 bread
Author Dawn Coombs

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter -at room temp
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs -I used large
  • 1 cup milk chocolate -roughly chopped into chunks
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini -unpeeled, about 4 cups
  • Pam -for greasing pan

Instructions

  • Combine flour, oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and stir to combine. Lay to one side. Preheat oven to 325F.
  • In a stand mixer blend butter and sugar until smooth and combined, about 1-2 minutes. Add vanilla extract and blend about 30 seconds. Add eggs, one at a time, until just combined.
  • On medium speed, slowly add flour mixture and blend about 1-2 minutes. Then, add chocolate and blend about 30 seconds to a minute. Add shredded zucchini and blend until combined, about 1-2 minutes. Mixture will be dense. The zucchini releases moisture when baked so this is ok.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper in a loaf pan (I used a 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.75 inch pan). Spray with Pam. Pour mixture into pan and smooth top with a spoon. Tap pan on counter to ensure it's level. Bake for about 60-65 minutes until wooden skewer comes on clean. Keep in mind that there's chocolate in this bread so there may be chocolate on the skewer and that's ok.
  • Let cool in pan 15-20 minutes. Remove and let cool on water rack for 15-20 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!
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