Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Every now and then I come across a recipe that is just too good not to share. The Chocolate Zucchini Bread I made the other day fit perfectly into that category, so here ya go!

Other than doubling the recipe, I followed it exactly, and it was so delicious! Thanks to Our Best Bites for such a great recipe.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread – via Our Best Bites
2 C flour
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t baking soda
6 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 C canola oil
1 C sugar
1/4 C brown sugar
3 eggs
2 t vanilla
1/2 C sour cream
3 C grated zucchini
3/4 C mini chocolate chips

2 T brown sugar
2 T white sugar
1/2 t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 2 loaf pans and set aside. I actually used one 8″ disposable pan to give away and a larger 9″ one for me and the batter divided perfectly. So you should get 2 very full 8″ pans or slightly less full 9″. Do one of each like I did!

Mix topping ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Place flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

With a stand or hand mixer beat oil, white sugar, brown sugar, and eggs until combined and slightly fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Add vanilla and sour cream and mix until combined. Gently stir in the grated zucchini. 
Take a spoonful of the flour mixture and stir in with the chocolate chips (that will help keep them evenly distributed.) If you only have regular chocolate chips, or a chocolate bar, just give it a chop so it’s the size of mini chocolate chips.  Stir remaining flour mixture into batter and mix just until combined.  Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Divide the batter between the two pans. and sprinkle topping over each.

Bake in your preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes. When it’s done a toothpick or skewer should come out without goopy batter on it and the top will be gorgeous and cracked with sugar.
Let it cool on a rack for 5-10 minutes and then remove from pans. Enjoy!

Doubling the recipe made the perfect amount for one 9″ glass pan and three 8″ disposable pans, perfect to give away!

The best part: my kids wanted a piece so bad that they even ate their supper, which rarely happens around here :).

Enjoy your long weekend!

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  1. Thanks Abs, I just put mine in the oven! Although not without some hiccups – Emmett dumped the topping into the batter, then added some water from his sippy cup, and he even helped crack two eggs on his own (they were not used, of course). And then I ran out of zucchini so I added a banana instead! Can’t wait to try it! I made 2 dozen mini loaves and 1 large loaf with a doubled recipe.

  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I made some on Monday for us and some to give away and I have already had a recipe request! It’s delicious!

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