This zucchini bread is double chocolate with the addition of cocoa powder and chocolate chips. It’s a little sweet, but not too sweet – it’s just right. It can be made in a loaf pan and sliced into bread or baked in a muffin tin for a great portable snack. I like to slather a slice with a little peanut butter for some extra protein and healthy fat. Have this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread as a snack, an easy breakfast, or even a simple dessert. (And if you love an easy and delicious quick bread, check out my recipe for Blue Ribbon Banana Bread.)
I am a big fan of recipes for simple, frugal, homemade food (even more so when it allows me to use some of the half-ton of zucchini I seem to have on my counter at the end of every summer!) This Double Chocolate Zucchini bread is one of those beloved recipes – frugal, homey, comforting and so chocolatey with a little garden-fresh bonus tucked inside. I like to make several batches and stash a few in my freezer for ready-made desserts and breakfasts.
And zucchini bread was something I grew up eating. During the summer, my mom always baked many, many loaves. I suppose those were simpler times, but homemade baked goods were highly prized when I was a kid. A slice of zucchini bread was quite a treat!
Here are a few tips for making the best zucchini bread:
The most important tip I have for you is to not overmix the batter. When combining the dry and wet ingredients, mix just until they are incorporated. Overmixing can lead to a dense and tough texture. A few lumps are okay; they will disappear during baking.
Don’t overbake the bread. When you insert a toothpick to check for doneness, it should come out with a few moist crumbs on it (but not wet batter). And if you are using muffin tins instead of a loaf pan, these will take even less time to bake, so start checking them early.
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