Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

  • 78jessica Posted: 08/16/10
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    This was excellent. I doubled the recipe and made muffins as well as a loaf of bread. My muffins turned out slightly chewy-ish, I was expecting it to be just a little lighter. But excellent taste and like most quick breads, a cinch to make. I plan on using this recipes many more times.

  • ECM804 Posted: 07/27/09
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    Delicious! I will be making this recipe again.

  • Rigatoni Posted: 09/26/09
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    Nice and moist! I would recommend adding the cocoa after mixing in the flour. I realized - after adding in the flour I had forgotten the cocoa, and mixed it in then- I have no idea why, but it is a much deeper chocolate taste.

  • sirrah231 Posted: 09/30/09
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    This was really delicious. It was dense and moist, almost cake-like in texture and consistency. It came together quickly and got rave reviews. I did skip the cinnamon ... tasty!

  • LauraY Posted: 11/20/08
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    The parents in our soccer league are impressed that I was able to get their boys to eat zucchini. This recipe is awesome! Finally, a vehicle for the summer onslaught of zucchini. It is especially good on a cold morning with a cup of steaming tea.

  • Kateh81 Posted: 09/01/09
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    Loved this bread!

  • Capellla Posted: 11/29/10
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    This is a really great recipe! I was worried that the cake would be dense and hard (it gets very brown), but it was really moist! I think I may have grated the zucchini a little too small because I can barely taste it and can't see it at all. Next time I'll use the larger holes on my cheese grater. I will definitely make this again!

  • parrotkabob Posted: 09/02/09
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    WOW!!!! My sisiter told me about this one..had to make it since my zucchini crop has exploded! I did however increase the cocoa powder to 1/2 cup ( I made 2 loaves) and I have a grain grinder which I used 2 cups whole wheat white flour and 2 cups white flour. Next time I"am going to eliminate the cinnamon and use vanilla extract, not a fan of cinnamon in chocolate. I like the idea of one reader putting a chocolate glaze over the loaves. And the loaves are nice looking! Wonderful recipe and putting it in my recipe file.

  • inwinecountry Posted: 07/13/10
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    Great recipe. I made it into 12 muffins and a mini loaf. I subbed 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour and 1/2 c. wheat germ for one of the cups of white flour.

  • nevacation Posted: 05/27/09
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    Awesome!!!! I have made this several times now. I will often make cupcakes and frost for b-days. the kids don't even know there is zucchini in it, which I love. It is sooo moist and delicious. For cupcakes I really cut down on the time about 18-20 minutes.

  • mamita Posted: 09/12/09
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    Awesome recipe! Smells so good baking and tastes even better. Not overly sweet and a great way to get kids to eat veggies. Will make again and again!

  • llamalady Posted: 07/21/09
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    Whole family agree with AWESOME! First time made for coffee hour guests, now it is a regular during zucchini growing season. Add a chocolate glaze, just to be different. Good but not needed. I am going to substitute stevia for sugar when I make it next.

  • wcnancy Posted: 08/16/09
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    I will definitely try this again. I prefer a little less cinnamon, a little more sugar and a touch more oil. I am also interested in swapping a 1/4 cup of flour for flax meal. This is a great way to make the most of all our summer zucchini.

  • SarahM21 Posted: 10/26/09
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    Excellent! I used only 1/2 c. of sugar and substituted 1/2 c. whole wheat flour for white. The bread took about 1.5 hr to bake. Turned out beautifully - will definitely make again.

  • reneecu Posted: 06/02/10
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    Made 16 muffins instead of the loaf of bread, wonderful. Definitely will make again.

  • MessieKitchen Posted: 08/06/10
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    Really great zucchini bread. The best with a bit of butter. Remains so moist because of the zucchini. Check out the post: http://www.themessiekitchen.com/search?updated-max=2010-08-01T20%3A48%3A00-04%3A00&max-results=7

  • AmyRadish Posted: 03/20/11
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    Yes yes yes! This was absolutely fantastic. Can't wait to grow some more zucchini this summer to make it again. Check out my full review at http://alittlenosh.blogspot.com/2010/07/chocolate-chip-zucchini-bread.html

  • BethieC Posted: 06/21/11
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    I love love love this bread. First time I made it, I didn't tell anyone in my family there was zucchini in it. My 12- and 8-year-olds gobbled it up. That was in 2004. I am still making this bread and we still love it, but the secret's out - they know about the zucchini! And they still love it! And for anyone who doesn't like so much cinnamon, I have successfully replaced one-quarter to half the cinnamon with cardamom. I'm thinking about putting some vanilla bean seeds in next time I make it for a little more taste.

  • aliburt Posted: 08/27/11
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    This is a fantastic recipe, the cake comes out so moist and delicious and it was a hit, even with the kiddos! I used a 50/50 mix of whole wheat pastry flour and all-purpose flour and you would never know the difference. Highly recommeded!

  • shahira Posted: 09/05/11
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    This is my go to recipe to use summers crop of zucchini and a great way to sneak some veggies into my husband's meat and potato diet. Just made mini loaves but added small amount of chrystalized ginger for extra kick. I would also sub some whole wheat flour for AP. Bread comes out a bit stiff and dark on outside but moist inside. A glaze can kick it up a notch

  • ColoradoEatin Posted: 10/07/11
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    My mom made these and they turned out terrible. She gave one to a guy fixing our washing machine and he went and spit it out in our toliet. She thinks they taste amazing but we all know the truth, poop bread.

  • 53me53 Posted: 10/30/11
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    This bread is delicious. A more healthy way to satisfy my chocolate cravings. It also freezes well. Six months later it tastes almost as good as the freshly made.

  • badkitty Posted: 11/07/11
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    This was a HUGE hit! what a great way to use up all of the extra zucchini from the garden, served this at my wedding reception, went through 2 loaves, in addition to all of the other sweets!

  • pdiana Posted: 08/26/12
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    Very good, not too heavy and great chocolate taste

  • fishies3 Posted: 08/13/12
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    Just fantastic- made as written but added double the cinnamon and a touch of cayanne- although next time I would add even more- probably 1/8 tsp. for a good kick. I love spiced chocolate. Also plan to make again omitting the choc. chips and cocoa and adding spices. The bread itself is a wonderful, moist texture and rose a bunch. Will make again soon.

  • momandmeg Posted: 11/11/12
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    I had a mini heart attack during the baking of my loaf since it had troubles rising. It's not the best zucchini loaf I've had but it's definitely on the list!

  • seejay85 Posted: 09/20/12
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    This bread was so moist and yummy! I didn't have any chocolate chips, just cocoa powder. I m sure it would be 6 stars if I had had chocolate chips! Also used half cinnamon applesauce...yums.

  • eppercival Posted: 09/16/12
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    This is by far the best zucchini bread I have ever made (or eaten for that matter)!

  • brighteyes8 Posted: 07/28/13
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    Excellent! Loved the burst of chocolate flavor from the chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli Bittersweet chips per Cook's Illustrated's rec). Great as written, but maybe consider increasing cinnamon to 1 1/2 or 2 t. for Mexican chocolate flavor. Recipe was forgiving on the amount of zucchini. I added more like 1 3/4 or 2 c. I also subbed all the all-purpose flour for the product called "White Whole Wheat Flour" and it worked great -- couldn't tell the difference.

  • wicksue Posted: 07/16/13
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    Double points for a tasty way to use my plentiful zucchini and it's chocolate! Easily doubled so I could get four small loaves.

  • lollypaul Posted: 09/08/13
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    Couldn't even detect the zucchini! I liked this bread because it wasn't so sweet. I went a little shy on the 3/4 cup sugar, and only put half the oil in, I used one cup of white whole wheat flour, and one cup of all purpose. Other than that, I followed the recipe. A little more cocoa would be good, and you might be able to omit the oil entirely. Easy recipe. Make sure you check it in the middle for doneness.

  • Dorseyl Posted: 08/25/13
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    Like many other reviewers, I made a few changes to this recipe. I really just wanted a good regular old zucchini bread recipe but I came across this one instead and decided to use everything but the cocoa powder and chocolate chips to give me what I wanted. It worked out perfectly! I subbed in whole wheat for the last 1/2 cup of flour and baked these into mini muffins. I would definitely use this recipe again!

  • Renee5732 Posted: 08/07/13
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    This bread was very moist, sweet and delicious! I reduced the sugar and used dark chocolate chip pieces, egg substitute and white whole wheat flour. Almost good enough to be cake. Will make again!

  • Emz101 Posted: 08/05/13
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    Compared to my full fat version this was less chocolaty but still very good, I made some substitutions. I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of all purpose, 3 egg whites instead of 2 whole, and dark chocolate buttons instead of semi sweet chocolate chips. In the end the bread was even healthier but I would def make this again.

  • Ltoeat Posted: 08/08/13
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    Moist and chocolaty, I would put this in the cake category because of the sweetness. The finely grated zucchini was runny, some of the juice ran out on the counter and was discarded. I was worry that the batter would be dry. Instead of applesauce, I just grated two fresh apples. Would make this again.

  • NudgieNemo85 Posted: 07/06/13
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    This is absolutely delicious! My fiancé and I just moved into our new home in April and he planted a garden in the back yard. So glad I was able to use the zucchini from the garden and make my first loaf of zucchini bread ever :) This will definitely be my go to recipe.

  • melissaotero Posted: 06/11/14
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    great bread!!!!! i made this for my 2 and 5 year old for breakfast. they devoured it. the bread is very moist and the zucchini melts when cooked. i added a little less sugar and substituted half of the flour with whole wheat flour. i will definitely make this again!!!

  • WiscMom Posted: 07/20/13
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    Great recipe! Definitely a keeper! I subbed in homemade pear butter for applesauce.

  • srebuehr Posted: 07/25/13
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    I love, love, love this recipe. I make it every summer when I have tons of zucchini from my garden. Actually, I think I grow zucchini so I can make this recipe. I love that it doesn't have tons of oil or sugar. It doubles beautifully. It freezes beautifully. And there is chocolate!!

  • Fleurescent Posted: 08/28/14
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    Really good, moist bread. Takes care of the chocolate craving! I sub-ed 1 cup of ripe, mushy bananas for the applesauce and it turned out fine. Next time will try some of the mixes of flour mentioned in the reviews - would like to add a bit of whole wheat to the white. Great recipe - will make again.

  • JNBank Posted: 08/01/13
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    Fantastic. Subbed 1 cup whole wheat flour and used less cane sugar.

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