Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Who knew you could turn a summer veggie into this ultimate chocolate goodie? Zucchini has never been so yummy.
3 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9x5 loaf pans, set aside.
In large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well with whisk.
In another bowl, beat together the sugar and eggs. Add oil and vanilla, and beat till combined. Stir in shredded zucchini and mix well (it will be thick).
Add the flour to the zucchini mixture and mix well, then fold in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired.
Divide batter between two greased loaf pans. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 5-10 minutes, then remove from pan.
As all ovens can vary temperature wise, baking time could take a little longer. You can also use four small greased loaf pans, and check after 35 minutes. This bread freezes well.