Chocolate or Regular Zucchini Bread

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Here are two recipes for zucchini bread that can be made into muffins, loaves, bundt pans and the best way to use up an abundance of zucchini.


Summer zucchini makes some of the tastiest recipes.


These bread are always a welcome addition over savory in our home.


Take your pick from a dense chocolate bread to a delicious raisin and walnut option plain zucchini bread.


Plus, I do the chocolate one with a little chocolate drizzle over the top.


The frosting is, of course, optional but my boys love their cakes frosted.


Just leave this cake plain if you like, with a little powdered sugar or frosted.


Scroll down to the easy printable recipe card and let's get baking a delicious zucchini dessert.


We won't tell anyone that their eating vegetables!






this is the chocolate zucchini loaf in a glass dish with drizzled chocolate frosting over it










This is a photo a classic zucchini bread with walnuts and raisins being sliced



The Classic



I have made all kinds of zucchini bread, muffins, zucchini breakfast cupcakes, cookies, all kinds of savory meals and all I can say is what an amazing vegetables


You can turn this simple squash into a gourmet dessert or savory meal with just a few ingredients it's so versatile.


Growing up with a huge garden, zucchini was plentiful and mom's stews were the best.


Then dessert using zucchini in quick bread,  was a totally amazing and such a different taste, no one knew that vegetable was hidden in it.


Moist, flavorful and we had the cakes, stews, fried and more ways,  all year round because she froze it shredded, cubed and into sticks.


Zucchini never went to waste in our home and I still carry one mom's traditions.





this is the chocolate zucchini loaf in a glass dish with drizzled chocolate frosting over it






Frosted or Plain

My family loves cakes frosted, I like them plain.


I will give at the end of the post both glazes I use for these loaves.


It's just a matter of preference.


If you have a sweet tooth, the chocolate glazed loaf will be wonderful.


I personally like all cakes unfrosted.




this is shredded zucchini in a food processor



Easy Recipe!



I am not a fan of grating zucchini, so I put mine in the food processor and pulse it fine.


It works perfectly and I no longer grate my knuckles.


I've never had good luck with a grater!


The food processor works just fine and it doesn't have to have long strands to still bake deliciously!





This is a photo a classic zucchini bread with walnuts and raisins being sliced




Ingredients You Will Need

For the Chocolate


  • honey
  • brown sugar
  • oil
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • espresso powder
  • unsweetened cocoa
  • flour
  • shredded, unpeeled zucchini
  • chocolate chip





This is a photo a classic zucchini bread with walnuts and raisins being sliced





Ingredients You Will Need

For the Plain


  • flour
  • sugar
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • eggs
  • oil
  • vanilla
  • grated zucchini
  • chopped walnuts
  • raisins or chocolate chips are optional



this is chocolate zucchini bread sliced with chocolate chips in it on a white plate



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The Chocolate Batter


The batter is rich and thick and smells divine.


The ingredients with espresso and chocolate make this a gourmet-style cake for sure.


Of course, some of the ingredients are optional, cinnamon, espresso can be omitted if you don't like those flavors, no problem.





this is a zucchini batter with chocolate chips that is all chocolate to make a zucchini bread the batter is very thick


Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe


2 large eggs
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 2/3 cups flour
2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini, gently pressed
1 cup of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, honey, oil, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
Add the salt, baking soda, baking powder, espresso powder, cocoa, and flour, mixing until well combined.
Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into the greased loaf prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes depending on the size pan you use.

You can use a loaf, muffin tin or bundt pan and but cooking time must be reduced to 35 to 45 minutes.

this is chocolate zucchini batter in a loaf pan made by Wiltons


Continued Instructions


Check, the bread by inserting a toothpick in the middle if it comes out clean, it's done.

Cool for 10 to 15 minutes before turning it out of the pan onto a wax paper-lined wire rack.

Cool completely before slicing and store wrapped.

This bread is also easily made as muffins or small bundt cakes.






This is a photo a classic zucchini bread with walnuts and raisins being sliced



Regular Zucchini Bread Recipe:


2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
3 eggs
3/4 cup oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

2 loaf pans greased and floured


In a medium-sized bowl combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon) and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs add the oil, vanilla, and zucchini.

Gently add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Fold in the walnuts.

Spread evenly into two medium loaf pans and bake for 1 hour.


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For Frosted Zucchini Breads





this is the chocolate zucchini loaf in a glass dish with drizzled chocolate frosting over it







Vanilla

2 cups powdered sugar
water to make a thin glaze
1/4 teaspoon vanilla


Chocolate

2 cups powder sugar
water to make a thin glaze
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Both recipes instructions are the same, add the ingredients in a small bowl adding a little water at a time until you reach a nice consistency to drizzle over the loaf.








Chocolate or Regular Zucchini Bread

Yield: 10
Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 1 H & 10 Mtotal time: 1 H & 20 M
Here is the best of both sweet zucchini bread worlds, chocolate, and regular style quick bread. Equally delicious and perfect for any time of the day with tea, coffee of a big glass of cold milk.

ingredients:

  • Recipe For Chocolate Zucchini Bread
  • Recipe For Regular Zucchini Bread 
  • see below for both recipes that are printable

instructions:

How to cook Chocolate or Regular Zucchini Bread

  1. Recipe For Chocolate Zucchini Bread
  2. 2 large eggs
  3. 1/3 cup honey
  4. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  5. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  9. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  11. 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
  12. 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  13. 1 2/3 cups flour
  14. 2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini, gently pressed
  15. 1 cup of chocolate chips
  16. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  17. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, honey, oil, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  18. Add the salt, baking soda, baking powder, espresso powder, cocoa, and flour, mixing until well combined.
  19. Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
  20. Pour the batter into the greased loaf prepared pan.
  21. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes depending on the size pan you use.
  22. You can use muffin tins and then reduce the time to 35 to 45 minutes.
  23. Check, the bread by inserting a toothpick in the middle if it comes out clean, it's done.
  24. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes before turning it out of the pan onto a wax paper-lined wire rack.
  25. Cool completely before slicing and store wrapped.
  26. This bread is also easily made as muffins or small bundt cakes.
  27. Note; Both Kinds Breads: can be made in a loaf, muffins or bundt pan, baking times will vary to thickness.
  28. Regular Zucchini Bread
  29. 2 cups flour
  30. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  31. 1 teaspoon salt
  32. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  33. 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  34. 3 eggs
  35. 3/4 cup oil
  36. 1 tablespoon vanilla
  37. 2 cups grated zucchini
  38. 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  39. 2 loaf pans greased and floured
  40. In a medium-sized bowl combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon) and set aside.
  41. In a large bowl, beat the eggs add the oil, vanilla, and zucchini.
  42. Gently add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Fold in the walnuts.
  43. Spread evenly into two medium loaf pans and bake for 1 hour.
  44. Frosting:
  45. Vanilla
  46. 2 cups powdered sugar
  47. water to make a thin glaze
  48. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  49. Chocolate
  50. 2 cups powder sugar
  51. water to make a thin glaze
  52. 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  53. Both recipes instructions are the same, add the ingredients in a small bowl adding a little water at a time until you reach a nice consistency to drizzle over the loaf.
Calories
279
Fat (grams)
22
Sat. Fat (grams)
11
Carbs (grams)
29
Net carbs
16
Sugar (grams)
26
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17 comments

  1. chocolate and zucchs what's not to like? I'll have to try this. The story of your black and white cookies are tearing a path through Sonoma.Have you seen judy witt francinis recipe for chocolate eggplant cake? it will blow your mind!!~

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  2. I'll have to try this! the story of your black and white cookies is tearing itself through the town of Sonoma. have you seen judy witt franchinis' recipe for chocolate eggplant cake. It'll blow your mind. She's on foodbuzz and facebook.

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  3. This sounds delicious! I don't bake much as I "hate" to follow recipes but have learned the hard way that when you are baking you really should... I'm always looking for recipes that freeze well. So I think I'll give this a try! And, yes, I'll follow the recipe... ;)

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  4. This is one kind of bread that I've never made! I bet it's scrumptious with the chocolate chips!

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  5. Oh I never tasted zucchini bread, after my first carrot cake, I might as well try this one! it looks so moist and the chocolate make it very special!

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  6. mmm....chocolate zucchini bread sounds so good!! another great recipe for zucchini's and it is that time of year, we have them everywhere!
    thanks for sharing!!

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  7. That just looks and sounds so good. I especially like the cocoa included in the mix.

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  8. How funny you posted this, Collin was just buggin me about why I never make him Zucchini bread in which i replied " i dont know how!" well now i know :) hahaha thanks Claudia your zucchini bread looks AWESOME, so moist!

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  9. Hey Claudia, I'm going to try this one for sure. Hubby only eats raw zucchini so maybe I'll can get an extra serving in him with your yummy bread!

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  10. I love zucchini bread, but have never tried to make it (probably because I burn most baked goods, lol) I will have to try this out though:)

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  11. Love the new blog look! This is the time of year to use up zucchini from our gardens. Love the twist on zucchini bread with chocolate.

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  12. running behind on my reading.. working vacation and all ...nice bread, very interesting...like your look

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  13. Wow Claudia! I had no idea what you were up to!! I love the new look and pink is one of my favourite colours so this really pops off the page for me.

    Love zucchini and tell me what doesn't taste better with chocolate?

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  14. Hmm..mm... I think this zucchini bread looks wonderful! I'm going to make one soon. Really mouthwatering. yummm.....
    Regards, Kristy

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  15. This looks so tasty. And great tip to use the food processor to shred the zucchini!

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  16. Oh yum! This is my kind of sweet treat! Love the addition of chocolate!

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  17. I want to try it right now! With all that chocolaty goodness, I would never have imagined that there’s zucchini in it! This bread looks incredible and I can’t wait to give it a try soon.

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