This is my daughter’s favorite way to eat zucchini. This recipe makes two loaves of bread, but they don’t get very tall. I have also made it into just one loaf and it baked just fine.
You will need a grater or food processor to shred the zucchini.
You will need one or two 9″x5″ loaf pans, depending on whether you want one tall loaf or two short loaves.
If you have a stand mixer, it makes mixing it a breeze. By hand works well too.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
3 large eggs
2 cups white sugar
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
6 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon creme de cocoa OR chocolate extract OR vanilla extract
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour( wheat based or gluten free 1 to 1 blend)
1 cup chocolate chips
Grease and flour one or both loaf pans. Set aside.
Add eggs to your mixing bowl and beat well. Add the sugar and oil and beat together. Next add in the creme de cocoa or extract and the cocoa powder. Once that is blended in, add the zucchini. Mix in the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Scrape into your prepared pan or pans.
Bake for 1 hour. Test with toothpick to see if it is done.
Remove to wire rack. Let cool in pan before removing.
Using one pan instead of two does not significantly increase the cooking time.