I love zucchini season! Of course, I like to find a way to make it into dessert. This Chocolate Zucchini Bread is absolutely incredible! If your kids are scared of zucchini, just call it chocolate bread, because they won’t even know the zucchini is there!
I love chocolate desserts of every kind. I also am a huge zucchini fan. I love zucchini bread too, so I thought, why not combine the two in a scrumptious dessert bread? I grated the zucchini very finely, so you don’t even notice it in the bread! It makes the texture soft and the flavor amazing, but you won’t have little chunks in every bite. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want the carrots in my Carrot Cake or the zucchini in my zucchini bread to be really noticeable. I guess you could say that I like to hide my vegetables in my desserts, haha. Although, I just learned that zucchini is technically a fruit. Thanks, Google! 🙂
I like to have a little treat for my kids to enjoy when they get home from school. They were so excited to smell this bread when they walked in the door the other day! They were a little weirded out that I called it Chocolate Bread. Bread to them just shouldn’t involve chocolate, haha. Typically my homemade bread involves yeast and can be made into a sandwich, so this rocked their world a little bit. But I assured them that it was just like chocolate cake, but in a loaf form. And then they couldn’t get enough of it!
Each bite is so tender and delicious and full of chocolate flavor! I wished I would have added even more chocolate chips to the batter, so I’ve included that in the final recipe. I love the chocolate chips on top. They provide some added excitement for the taste buds.
This recipe makes two loaves, so you can totally freeze one for later. This is perfect to put in the kids’ school lunches or to wrap up and gift to a neighbor! I love homemade bread in every form, whether it’s dessert or used for a sandwich, it makes me so happy. I’m a carb-loving gal.
I have fond memories of visiting my aunts and grandma once a month, growing up. They’d always have a special dessert waiting for us. This time of year, they’d make Zucchini Bread. My siblings and I went crazy for it! So I made sure to post their scrumptious recipe on this blog years back. Now we’ve got a chocolate version to add to it.
Do you like to add chocolate chips to your zucchini bread? I certainly do. I can’t believe what strong feelings people have on this topic. There are those purists who believe that chocolate chips do not belong in zucchini bread, ha! I am not one of those people. I could basically add chocolate chips to anything and be happier for it. I prefer to use semi-sweet chocolate chips in this bread, but I’m sure milk chocolate would be fine as well.
Also, don’t be afraid of the addition of sour cream to this recipe. So many cakes and treats that I love call for sour cream, and I’ve found that it makes them more moist. No one likes a dry cake! Don’t worry, it doesn’t make the dessert taste sour. So, I guess what I’m saying is embrace the sour cream! 🙂
Enjoy! I can’t wait for you to try this!