My mouth was watering the minute this Chocolate Zucchini bread came out of the oven, so moist with yummy crunchy bits on top.
Chocolate Zucchini bread
PREP TIME: 20 MINS
COOK TIME: 50 MINS
TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 10 MINS
SERVES: 8 (or 1, lol)
A delicious chocolate quick bread with 1½ cups of zucchini inside! It bakes perfectly and has a beautiful cracked sugar crust topping!
1 C flour
1 t cinnamon
¼ t salt
¾ t baking soda
3 T unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ C canola oil
½ C sugar
¼ C brown sugar
1 t vanilla
¼ C sour cream
1½ C grated zucchini
½ C mini chocolate chips
zest from one orange (optional)
2 T brown sugar
2 T white sugar
½ t cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a large 9″ bread pan and set aside. Mix topping ingredients and set aside.
Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder in a small bowl until combined. Set aside.
In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat together sugars, oil, and eggs for about 1-2 minutes until slightly fluffy. Add vanilla and sour cream.
Fold in the grated zucchini (and zest if using). Add the remaining dry flour ingredients. Stir to combine and lastly fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour into prepared 9″ bread pan. Sprinkle the topping on the top. Bake for 50-60 minutes. I set a time for 45 minutes and mine was done at that time. Oven temperatures vary, so just make sure a toothpick entered in the center comes clean.
Let cool for about 5-10 minutes and remove from pan.
Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites