This double chocolate zucchini bread is a the best of both worlds: healthy thanks to zucchini and a true chocolate cure thanks to a double dose of cocoa and chocolate chips.
Keyword zucchini bread
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Cooling Time 30minutes
Total Time 1hour40minutes
1teaspoonvanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean
1cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 1/2 X 5 1/4-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Beat the cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until well blended. Add the eggs one at a time and blend, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl as you go. Mix in the canola oil and the vanilla.
In another bowl or on a piece of parchment paper, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the cream cheese mixture and blend well. Mix in the zucchini, pecans and chocolate morsels and spread into the prepared pan.
Bake for 55-65 minutes or until the edges of the bread begin to pull away from the edges of the pan. Cool for 30 minutes and then remove from the pan.
For high altitude baking: decrease the sugar by 2 tablespoons and reduce the baking powder and baking soda to 3/4 teaspoon each.