Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread made with Olive Oil!

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‘Not another zucchini recipe,’ I thought to myself.  But I know that folks make chocolate zucchini recipes, so that got me thinking.  ’Well, why not try?…’

Not only did I try, I hit this outta the park! I am serious. This chocolatey bread is, well, almost a cake. It is moist, but not heavy. It has the craziest mix of ingredients, but somehow they all play really nice together. You won’t even notice that there’s cinnamon and cayenne pepper inside. They are only added to enhance the chocolate flavor of the bread. This is a recipe that took just a few moments to hand mix and done! I made muffins in 22 minutes and a loaf of bread in 45. It was so fast! So try as I might to hold onto summer, this bread is best enjoyed with a hot cup of tea and curled up under a blanket. Okay that’s only my opinion and who am I kidding, I don’t have time to curl up!

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread
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Chocolate zucchini bread like you’ve never seen it before! Ingredients like olive oil, cayenne and cinnamon are wonderful enhancements to this not-so-average sweet bread.
Recipe type: Dessert, Bread, Treat
Serves/Makes: 2 loaves, 30 muffins

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder (I like Scharffen Berger)
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cups white chocolate chips
  • 1¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cinnamon
  • 2 pinches of cayenne pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1¼ cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups grated zucchini (about 2-3 small zucchini)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Generously grease two loaf pans (9 inches by 5 inches) with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  3. In a separate large bowl, stir together the eggs, olive oil, sugar, and vanilla. Add the grated zucchini at the end and stir until just combined with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, add the chocolate chips and stir to evenly distribute.
  5. Divide the batter into two prepared bread pans and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick or tester comes out clean. Can also be made into muffins, adjust baking time to around 20 – 22 minutes. Cool, slice and serve.

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  1. Wow those are a different a mix of ingredients, but I love them!!! I like that you have whole wheat flour, white chocolate and cayenne!!! Have to try this one out!

  2. This looks so good. And I love the addition of cinnamon and cayenne. I am going to have to pin this!

  3. This looks so delicious! Visiting for the first time today. I cant wait to make this. Thanks so much!

  4. Oh my moth-watering chocolate crave and it looks delicious!! Great job Brady Girl can’t wait to try it out:) thanks again!

  5. Sorry recreated to Melody150 for this chocolate recipe:)

  6. Bread with 3 kinds of chocolate in it…I’ll take a loaf please:-) This sounds great!!!

  7. This looks and sounds delicious!! Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

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