Saturday, August 3, 2013

Chocolate Zucchini Bread-- YUM!

My goal this summer was to teach my 12 year old son how to cook and bake. He is a Boy Scout and will soon be working on his cooking merit badge. He also goes camping once a month and is sometimes required to cook with his patrol (a small group of boys). I figured the best way to help him to excel with all of this, is to teach him at home. My kids have been helping me with dinner at least one night a week and I have been trying to bake with them at least once a week as well. My friend gave us some zucchini the other day, so I figured we would make some zucchini bread. I recently saw a recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Bread, which intrigued me. Every year, we make zucchini bread, so I figured it was time to shake things up a bit. I am so glad we did! The Chocolate Zucchini Bread came out awesome and is absolutely delicious! The bread is very moist and chocolaty! For those of you that have a garden full of zucchini, this is a definite must try! This recipe makes 2 loaves.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread


3 cups all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
In large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt, mix well. 
In separate bowl, combine sugar and eggs, beat until well blended. Add oil and vanilla; beat until combined. Stir in zucchini. Add flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
Spoon evenly into loaf pans.
Bake in preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pans; cool completely on wire rack. 


      1 comment:

      1. I love chocolate zucchini bread! I haven't made any this summer yet since our veggies have been late. The squash is just now ready to pick. I see lots of zucchini bread in my future :)