Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread

by Kathy Strahs on August 23, 2010 · 7 comments

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Given that I’m allotted about 45 seconds from the time we make it downstairs until my lovable little folks start clamoring to be served breakfast you’d think I’d formulate some kind of breakfast plan to make things easier. Instead, I look a bit like Taz from Looney Tunes, spinning around the kitchen, transferring items from the fridge and pantry to the toaster oven, to the microwave, to the kitchen island, finally to the table, kids in their booster and high chair, bibs on…and I finally take a seat. Whew!

Having a really delicious baked good on hand, like this Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread, helps make these hectic mornings run a little smoother. I can just slice off a piece of this admittedly decadent little treat and keep the breakfast process moving.

And, yes, I call this breakfast. Brunch, at the very least. I view zucchini bread as a very close cousin to banana bread, which is solidly in breakfast territory.

This particular recipe, from inside the wrapper of a Ghirardelli chocolate baking bar, makes an  incredibly moist zucchini bread. Any qualms I had about the fair amount of oil it called for were put at bay once I tasted its light texture and gently crisp top crust. And, of course, then there’s the chocolate. It’s definitely among the better zucchini breads I’ve tried!

Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread - right out of the oven

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Nate @ House of Annie August 23, 2010 at 9:54 PM

How serendipitous that you find a zucchini bread recipe right when everyone is being inundated with the Summer squash.
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Kathy August 23, 2010 at 10:22 PM

I thought so too. 🙂


Maria August 24, 2010 at 6:55 AM

Your bread looks perfect. Great way to use up the summer zucchini!


Karen August 24, 2010 at 5:16 PM

YAY! I have had so much zucchini coming out of my garden this year, we will REALLY love making this one! Thanks Kathy!
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Kathy August 24, 2010 at 6:57 PM

I saw the photos of your zukes on your blog – you could supply your whole neighborhood!


Maria November 17, 2010 at 8:13 PM

I think you are brilliant, and this is such an original idea for a blog! The dishes look absolutely delish, I’m definitely trying this one out, and keeping an eye out for “on the side” recipes!!


Kathy November 17, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Thank you so much, Maria!


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