Friday, August 21, 2009

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Another great way to use those prolific squash.
Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
2 cups grated zucchini
4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cups oil
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
chopped nuts (optional)
Prepare two loaf pans by greasing them with shortening. Place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of each pan and grease the paper also. Place flour in each pan, coating all sides and the bottom. Tap out excess flour.
Grate zucchini, set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl combine zucchini, oil, milk and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips (and nuts, if desired).
Pour batter into prepared loaf pans. Bake at 350 until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 75 minutes. Cool on rack 10 minutes, remove from pan and let cool completely.


Bob said...

Prolific 'round you... What church did you go to again? :) Seriously though, that looks fantastic. And it's healthy too, cause it has zucchini in it!

Gwen said...

Bob, maybe it's a Mormon thing, but zucchini fly around here like bullets in Iran.

Goldie said...

I think I'm going to have to try that recipe!

Chapmans23 said...

Oh my it is delicious............. You all should try it, and you can also freeze it as well. Oh so yummy!