July 31, 2009

His request


Every summer I have heard this comment: "When you get some zucchini you need to make some of that chocolate bread." Yes. This is Grumpy's favorite quick bread.

I found this recipe on allrecipes.com way back in 2005 when we had our first garden with a ton of zucchini. I made it as written the first time and used mini chocolate chips but Grumpy is a big fan of white chocolate so the next time I made it I used white chocolate instead. That is when it became his favorite.
When mom gave me some of their first zucchini the other night I knew the first thing I would do would be to make Grumpy of of this bread. The recipe makes 2 loaves - so I made one big loaf and two mini loaves. Today he is going to drop one of each mini loaves off to his dad and to his mom.


Grumpy's mom has been enjoying homemade treats. I love the look on her face when she sees that we have brought her a goodie! lol. BTW, she is doing really well. I doubt she will be going back to work but over the last few months she has recuperated quite well from her strokes!

If you would like to make this recipe you can find it by clicking HERE. I suggest you don't change a thing unless you want to mix up the chips going in. I think cinnamon chips would work really well too as the recipe does also include cinnamon. :-)

34 comments:

gail said...

This looks super delicious Honey!!! mmm!

Jessie said...

Grumpy must be one happy guy right now! That bread looks yummy.

I was just wondering one thing though, what exactly does the zucchini do for the bread?? keep it moist? boost sweetness?

Josie said...

That looks so rich! I will have to try it when I start getting a surplus of zucchini.

Mary said...

someone 's licking their fingers today , very nice!

Fallon said...

I've never had chocolate zucchini bread before!

HoneyB said...

Jessie, the zucchini does help make it moist! It is so darned good....just not extremely good on the waistline with a cup of oil.

Pam said...

My neighbor just gave me zucchini...I think I may have to make this!

Miranda said...

My mom makes zucchini bread every summer, but she has never made it with chocolate!

This looks fantastic!

Hillary said...

I thought my super chocolatey brownies were a nice surprise but maybe I should have made this! :)

ButterYum said...

Ooh... this looks like a great way to use up my zucchini. Thanks for the link. I'm headed into the kitchen to make it right now (including your revisions).

teresa said...

This is probably my very favorite way to use zucchini! Delicious!

haleysuzanne said...

Yum. This looks absolutely delicious, and your pictures are fantastic. I need to run into some zucchini now.

Olga said...

looks super moist! haven't made bread like this in ages.

Coleen's Recipes said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks fantastic. I've done zuchs with pineapple in a quick bread, but never chocolate.

Sippity Sup said...

How can he be Grumpy when eats like this? GREG

Lynda said...

I've never tried chocolate zucchini bread before- it looks so moist and delicious, something I think we'll love! Thanks for sharing this!

Rhea said...

How did you know I'd be desperate for recipes for my surplus zucchini right about now? You're a lifesaver.

Ashley said...

Your blog is adorable and this looks so yummy!!!

Katy ~ said...

Look at all that moist, chocolaty goodness!!

noble pig said...

I think zucchini is the most versatile veggie I know.

"E" Street said...

I've read somewhere that the zucchini should be "wrung out" to remove extra moisture when making bread. I don't see that step here..... am I trying to make this harder than it needs to be?

Thanks for sharing!

Marthe said...

You're always welcome to enter my giveaways Shelby ;)

Still deciding on a recipe for my guest post on your blog, maybe a Dutch treat called Boterkoek would be nice? Or a pasta dish....

TeaLady said...

I'm always up for zucchini recipes. Lots of zucchini here. Will put this on 'the list'.

Looks/sounds great. AND it's chocolate....

Heather said...

YUM! Need I say more? (=^-^=)

Cristine said...

I love baking with zucchini! The bread looks so good!

Linda said...

Wow, I can't believe Grumpy likes zucchini bread! I'd have to just call it "chocolate bread" for Hubby. ;)

When you use white chocolate, do you just sub it for the chips part?

Looks delish!

HoneyB said...

Yes Granny, that is what I do!

Fit Chick said...

I was just wondering what I should do with all my zucchini, thanks for a new recipe.

JMom said...

I've made zucchini and chocolate cake before but not bread with white chocolate. I'm definitely trying this one out :)

CookiePie said...

Beautiful -- I must try that recipe!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love the idea of using white chips. I expect to be swamped with zucchini very soon and am bookmarking this recipe!

Glenda said...

zucchini in chocolate bread? i HAVE to make one like this for my son. =)

"E" Street said...

This is delicious and has - already become a favorite here! I made mini-loaves so they could "travel" easier (plus I like the end pieces!). Mine was a little dry but i think that could be because I forgot to set the time... LOL!

The Hungry Mouse said...

Oh, this has to be the best way to eat zucchini, ever. :D

+Jessie

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