Saturday, July 11, 2020

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Hi Friends,
I'm just enjoying the lazy days of summer, not a whole lot has been happening here....
and it's hot!
I don't post many recipes but today I thought I would share a favorite.
The zucchini plants are producing non stop. So far the neighbors are enjoying the bounty,
 but soon I know they will hid when they see me coming with more zucchini.

We love this recipe, it's a nice change from plain zucchini bread and it makes two loaves.
The loaves freeze well too!





CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BREAD

2 eggs , beaten
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
 ( this is a substitute for oil )
1 3/4 c. sugar
2 TBSP. vanilla- yes that's right
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 t. salt
1 1/2t. baking soda
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 c. baking cocoa
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. grated zucchini


optional:

1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. chocolate chips

Grease and cocoa 2- 9"x5" loaf pans.

Blend eggs, applesauce, vanilla, cocoa and sugar in a large bowl.

 Add the zucchini to the wet ingredients.

 Add the the rest of the dry ingredients.




Divide batter into 2 loaf pans.

Bake at 350 degrees.

Check at 55 min. 

If your toothpick comes out clean it's done. If not add 5 more mins.!























Cool and slice!











When you grease and use cocoa instead of flour it does not leave a white

mess on the sides of your bread.



                 You can see a bit of zucchini hiding in there, but you only taste the chocolate :)



Let me know if you try my recipe.

Have a wonderful weekend!

xo Lisa S





26 comments:

  1. Your Z bread looks awesome. I will have to try your recipe with applesauce. I have been using mine for over 40 years; I stopped to count on my fingers; ouch! I make mine in my blender, using it to measure the oil, all the other ingridients Then I add chunked Z, blend and add a bit more till the measurement is 2 cups higher. And it ready to pour into loaf pans! In NH where I grew up, the local paper had a toungue in cheek Z recipe contest. First prize winner won 2# of Z, second place, 5#, third, 10#. Here in Maine we jwas,"What did I ever do to him?" These were the big, tough footlongs. They keep til Nov, Dec. in my cellar. He got his choc Z cake foke,"Why do Mainers lock their car doors in August." "So neighbors can't fill the back seat with zucchinis! One day, I came home to find a 50# (onion) bag of Z on my front steps from my plowman. My first thought was"What did I ever do to him? The big, touch footlongs! He knows I love them. They keep in my cellar til Nov or Dec. He got his Choc Z Cake for Christmas!

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    1. Kathy
      Your story was hilarious! Thank you so much for the chuckle!
      Don't you just feel like you check the plant turn around and you completely missed a huge one....ugh.
      XO Lisa S

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  2. Ih, and my recipe has cinnamon which compliments the cocoa nicely!

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    1. OH YEAH! I love cinnamon. How much should I add?
      Thanks for that tip:)
      xo Lisa S

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    2. That's what I guessed- I made more last night- yum !
      I am revising my recipe. Thanks Kathy!
      xo Lisa S

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  3. This looks amazing, anything containing chocolate is a big hit for me, I'll have to try this.

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  4. Ahhhh... Nice! I'm planing a GF courgette chocolate cake for the weekend. Yum! #BloggersPitStop x

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    1. Sounds yummy, zucchini are so versatile.
      Thank you for visiting-
      xo Lisa S

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  5. My zucchini isn't ready yet, but soon! I will have to try this recipe.
    Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's!

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    1. Ann,
      They grow so fast! I check morning and night :)
      Thank you for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  6. Got to try this...looks delicious!

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  7. YES, please--I need this now! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  8. Sounds yummy. Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos Blog Party.

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    1. Your are so welcome. Thank you for visiting.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. This looks amazing! I will definitely have to try this! Thank you for sharing with Charming Homes and Gardens!

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    1. Kim
      Thank you so much. I appreciate you hosting and stopping by to say hello! xo Lisa S

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  10. We had this for breakfast this week! Great with cream cheese!

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    1. Michele
      Thank you! What a great idea, I'm going to get some cream cheese!
      xo Lisa S

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  11. That sounds delicious! I love zucchini and zucchini bread. Pinned.

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate the pin :)
      xo Lisa S

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  12. How long do you bake it for?

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    1. Oh my goodness! That's important!
      You were the first to notice that boo boo-
      Thank you so much, I updated the recipe to check at 55 mins.
      xo Lisa S

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