Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread


Posted: October 5

Time: 3 hours

Yield: 10 servings

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Calling all chocolate lovers! The classic zucchini bread and even the chocolate chip zucchini bread have been improved by…what else?...more chocolate! Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is just as moist and tender as the classic dessert, but now infused with cocoa flavor throughout! With chocolate chips for extra richness and sweetness, Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is unmatched! You can serve this as a dessert or even as breakfast!


Ingredients

• 1 1/2 cups zucchini, shredded • 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder • 1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee powder or 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder • 3/4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil • 2 large eggs • 1/2 cup granulated sugar • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1

Move the oven rack to the lower third position.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 3

Prepare a 9x5- or 8x4-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Step 4

Place the shredded zucchini on some paper towels to absorb some of the moisture. Press down with a paper towel set on top of the zucchini. Set aside.

Step 5

In a large bowl, whisk the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, instant coffee powder, and chocolate chips until well combined. Set aside.

Step 6

In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, eggs, sugar, yogurt, and vanilla until fully combined.

Step 7

Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients mixture while lightly whisking until just combined.

Step 8

Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, fold in the zucchini.

Step 9

Spoon or pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, scraping the sides of the bowl.

Step 10

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45-55 minutes.

Step 11

Allow the bread to completely cool for 2 hours in the pan and place on a wire rack.

Step 12

Slice the bread after it cools.

Step 13

Serve.


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