Chocolate or Regular Zucchini Bread

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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 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 they're eating vegetables!






How to make chocolate zucchini bread










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 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 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 she used these Zucchini Tips and Tricks.


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



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



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 the cakes unfrosted.



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




Ingredients You Will Need for Chocolate see below for exact measurements in the recipe card


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



this is shredded zucchini in a food processor



Ingredients You Will Need for plain Zucchini bread see below for exact measurements in the recipe card


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



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Tools You Will Need

  1. Mixing bowl
  2. Measuring cups
  3. Measuring spoons
  4. Spatula
  5. Paper towels for blotting zucchini dry
  6. Small or Large loaf pans
  7. Hand grater or food processor
  8. Parchment papaer


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





Tips

  1. use smaller zucchini( they have smaller seeds)
  2. keep a strip of green on the outside or don't peel it at all 
  3. after grating the zucchini to get out the water content blot dry with a paper towel
  4. grated zucchini is much better than chopping(or use a food processor again blot it dry)
  5. do not use a hand mixer, mix by hand
  6. Unless you grease and flour the pans well this will stick because of the sugar content, I recommend using a loaf pan lined with parchment paper
  7. Both batters can be made into cupcakes tins reducing the time baking to 12 minutes


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


Other Recipes You May Like



Zucchini Pizza Crust


Zucchini Rollatini


Zucchini Fritters



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Easy Quick Bread Things to Remember



Combine wet and dry ingredients and gently add the zucchini by folding in at the end.


Don't use a handheld mixer, this should always be mixed with a spatula or spoon by hand.


Make sure you line the pan with parchment paper or grease heavily and enjoy either one you prefer both recipes are great!


One last reminder, use only small zucchini, fewer seeds, and the bread always come out perfect!



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American
Yield: 10
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Chocolate or Regular Zucchini Bread

Chocolate or Regular Zucchini Bread

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.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 1 H & 10 MTotal time: 1 H & 20 M

Ingredients

  • Summer's Bounty of Zucchini can be made into the most delicious desserts. 
  • You will find below recipes for two kinds of quick bread.
  • Both are equally moist and delicious.
  • Recipe For Chocolate Zucchini Bread
  • Recipe For Regular Zucchini Bread 
  • see below for both recipes that are printable and check notes for perfect results with our tips

Instructions

  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.

Notes:

Tips

  1. use smaller zucchini( they have smaller seeds)
  2. keep a strip of green on the outside or don't peel it at all 
  3. after grating the zucchini to get out the water content blot dry with a paper towel
  4. grated zucchini is much better than chopping(or use a food processor again blot it dry)
  5. do not use a hand mixer, mix by hand
  6. Unless you grease and flour the pans well this will stick because of the sugar content, I recommend using a loaf pan lined with parchment paper
  7. Both batters can be made into cupcakes tins reducing the time baking to 12 minutes


Nutrition Facts

Calories

78.38

Fat (grams)

3.65

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.53

Carbs (grams)

10.65

Fiber (grams)

0.74

Net carbs

9.91

Sugar (grams)

6.32

Protein (grams)

1.33

Sodium (milligrams)

57.81

Cholesterol (grams)

4.11





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



Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2009. It was edited and re-published in 2019.

18 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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  18. I like the one with chocolate and frosting more :-))

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