Looking for something different to do with zucchini? Look no further. I found a recipe here, and I was not disappointed. This bread is wonderfully dense and oh so choclaty.
What you need:
1 1/2 c. shredded, raw zucchini
1 c. flour
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
- 1/2 c. canola oil
- 1/2 c. granulated white sugar
- 1/2 c. light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in the center of the oven. Grease, or spray with nonstick vegetable spray, a 9×5×3″ loaf pan. Set aside.
Grate the zucchini using a medium sized grater. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside.
In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the oil, sugars, eggs, and vanilla extract until well blended – about 2 minutes. Fold in the grated zucchini.
Add the flour mixture, beating just until combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until the bread has risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55-65 minutes.