The Best Zucchini Recipe Ever: Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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It’s that time of year, where we start having a continuous supply of garden fresh vegetables. Whether you grow your own vegetables, buy from a farmer’s market or buy from the grocery store. This is the best time to eat fresh vegetables and to bake with them!

Zucchini is a summer squash of Mesoamerican origin. It can grow up to 1 metre in length but is often harvested when small. It is treated as a vegetable but botanically it is a fruit or botanical berry. It usually comes in yellow or green.

Last year I had 1 unique plant grow zucchinis that were part yellow and part green zucchinis! Not sure if 2 seeds germinated into one plant or what really happened. It was just pretty cool!

I love zucchini! Some of my favorite ways of using it are in stir-fries, barbecuing, baked in oven with cheese, spiralized with meat sauce (see my Best Spiralizer here) and of course baked!

Some people love zucchini like me and some swear they hate it. I have shared my chocolate zucchini bread/cake with not only my kids but with co-workers too and most of them really like this Recipe.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The best way to make Zucchini Bread is with Chocolate! It's SO GOOD; your kids won't even notice it's made with zucchini!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: Bread, Cake, Chocolate, Zucchinni

Equipment

  • Loaf pan
  • Mixer or wooden spoon
  • Bowls

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Margarine/Butter
  • 1 3/4 cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sour Milk
  • 2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 4 tbsp Cocoa (Unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 cups Chopped or Grated Zucchini
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips (Optional)

Instructions

  • Chop or grate 2 cups of zucchini into bowl and put aside
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  • Mix dry ingredients in medium bowl
  • Cream margarine, milk, and sugar in large bowl. Add eggs- one at a time and beat. Stir in vanilla and zucchini
  • Mix in dry ingredients
  • Pour into greased loaf pan
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips on top
  • Bake in preheated oven at 325 degrees F for 40-45 minutes

Notes

I like to double the recipe and bake it in a bigger pan (9″ X 13″).  This makes it into squares that are perfect for individual wrapping and packing for lunches.  
It doesn’t matter if you use green or yellow zucchini, it still tastes great!

I bet you will love this recipe and it will become one of your favorites! Don’t forget to save it, pin it and share it! 🙂

MAX

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  1. So glad to find this recipe! I will be sure to try it out – I love zucchini bread, but the chocolate seems like a great twist. It looks wonderful in the photo. Thanks so much – really like your site!

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