Chocolate zucchini bread that is rich, moist, and perfectly sweet with the addition of chocolate chips for good measure.
Chocolate zucchini bread is one of those fun bread recipes that is pretty much dessert, but because we call it a bread it’s ok to serve it for breakfast alongside scrambled eggs. Dessert you can eat for breakfast? Sign. Me. Up. I love this chocolate zucchini bread recipe because it’s simple, easy, sweet, and chocolatey, thanks to the use of cocoa and chocolate chips! I like that this recipe uses brown sugar (it adds a nice depth of flavor and enhances the chocolate) and that you don’t have to do anything special with the zucchini before tossing it in (meaning you don’t need to try to remove any moisture). It’s a tried-and-true recipe that you’ll make over and over again!
This chocolate zucchini bread recipe is part of zucchini week!
I’m celebrating all things zucchini this week by posting a zucchini-centered recipe every day this week. Some are sweet, some are savory, and all of them are delicious with zucchini as the star. I love this time of year and I hope to help you fully utilize and enjoy the zucchini bounty that is all around! My ducks actually ate and trampled all of my zucchini plants just as they were starting to blossom (I replanted but I’m not sure if they’ll have time to grow before fall hits), so I was without zucchini of my own. One little post on Facebook asking friends and neighbors if they had extra and I had a counter full just a few hours later. Hooray! Ask and ye shall receive! Don’t live in a tiny tight-knit community? Hit up the farmer’s market. Zucchini are a dime a dozen this time of year.
Recipes that use grated zucchini are great for using over-grown zucchini.
I like to buy or pick nice small zucchinis for stuffing or making “zucchini boats”, but for every small zucchini there’s a monster zucchini out there too. You pick and pick and pick them and then you turn around and a few are the size of a small boat. Grated zucchini recipes, like chocolate zucchini bread, are great for using up some of the larger-than-life zucchini. Just slice them in half (stem to blossom end), scoop out the pith and seeds (the seeds get hard and woody when the zucchini get large), and then peel them. Then grate as normal.