Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

I found this recipe in the deep recesses of one of my cookbooks. My first cookbook, to be exact, so there's no telling where this recipe originated from or how long I've had it. It was scrawled out on an envelope. And it wasn't my handwriting.

But, I will say: I didn't love it. And here's why: I substituted 1 cup of the all-purpose flour for whole-wheat flour. I did it on a whim. Maybe to make myself feel better just in case I ended up eating the whole loaf....it would have been partly whole-grain.

What? Don't judge me. It can happen, you know.

 I don't know. It was okay, but not how I imagined. But, I think the original is quite good. And I'll be keeping with that one from now on. And here it is.

2 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 c. oil
2 t. vanilla
2 c. zucchini, shredded (I use a cheese grater)
3 c. flour
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1 T. cinnamon
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 c. chocolate chips (I'm a dark chocolate fan, but use whatever kind you like)

Beat sugar and eggs until well mixed. Add oil and vanilla, mix, and then add shredded zucchini. Set aside. In another bowl, add your dry ingredients and mix well. Pour dry mixture a little at a time into wet mixture until all is combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into 2 loaf pans and bake at 350 for about 50 minutes.



Courtney, Jeff, Ayla & Leah said...

My mo-in-law makes a really good choc zuc bread makes puts them in muffin tins. Its so chocolatey its kinda like choc cupcakes. Pretty tasty. Sorry this didn't turn out right. PS> Today was loads of fun. I wish I took a pic of them while they stared at you and Jackson during your "moment" at Mcds.

La Cucina del Topino said...

I've never tried before, I guess I am little reluctant of the combination zuc and chocolate...I think I need to give it a chance...
Have a great day

Jennifer said...

Courtney--Who would you have taken a picture of? The boys or ALL of the people in McDonald's staring at us???!

La Cucina--do try this! It's really very good, and you can hardly taste the zuchinni. Let me know if you decide to try it and if you like it!

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