Hi there, Amanda here from A Life Well Lived. Today I am sharing my recipe for Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread. Zucchini seems to be everywhere this time of year. If anyone has a zucchini plant, you know that is grows like a weed in the summertime...so let's put it to use before Summer ends!
In fact, I'm trying my hand at my own garden and I am up to my ears in zucchini. So, I thought this would be the perfect way to use some of it. Plus it is a sneaky way to add some vegetables to your day by combining it with chocolate. Now those are some veggies that I will eat! I added some coconut flake to the top before I baked it for an added crunch. The result is a tender quick bread that is moist, flavorful and all together delicious. Enjoy!
Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread
2 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease and flour an 8×4 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk. Mix in oil and sugar, then zucchini and vanilla.
Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder and salt, then gently stir into egg and zucchini mixture. Fold in chocolate.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake loaf for 55 - 60 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. (You can also adapt this recipe for muffins, just use a muffin tin and adapt the bake time to about 20 -25 minutes)
Recipe makes 1 loaf of Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread.
-post and images by amanda fredrickson