One of the most popular recipes on my blog is my Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread. And today I have a variation on that delicious loaf – Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread! I love making zucchini bread in the summer – it seems like fresh zucchini is all over the place all summer long and zucchini bread is the perfect way to use it up. You can’t beat having two whole zucchinis hiding in a delicious treat. The whole loaf only has 1/4 cup of oil, yet it is still super moist thanks to Greek yogurt and the zucchini!
If you’ve never had zucchini brad and are kind of nervous – don’t be! You can’t taste the zucchini at all! It just adds a really nice texture to the bread and helps to keep it super moist. Plus I love seeing the green flecks in the bread – how pretty is this:
Just make sure to wring out all the excess liquid from your shredded zucchini. You do this by placing the shredded zucchini in a clean kitchen towel and squeezing. HARD! You will be amazed by how much liquid comes out!! But you don’t want that in your bread – it will make it soggy!
The main flavors in this bread are Cinnamon and Chocolate – two of my favorites! I put a whole tablespoon of cinnamon in the batter, so the flavor really shines. I also love using these Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips. They are bigger than normal chocolate chips, and they are dark chocolate. The richer the chocolate in my baked goods, the better!
I like to underbake my chocolate chip zucchini bread slightly – the center might cave in a bit, but I love the bites that aren’t totally cooked all the way. Those gooey bites, with the melty chocolate chips…nothing is better!
More zucchini goodies for you!