Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread: Adding coconut and mini chocolate chips to zucchini bread is a fun way to jazz up the green veggie.
Did you plant a zucchini plant in your garden this year? If so, you are probably wondering what you will ever do with all those zucchinis that keep coming. Or are you like me and have a bag of zucchini from a sweet friend sitting on your counter just waiting to be used?
I don’t care how you get that green veggie…just make sure you find a few because I have some great recipes that will help you use them all.
Earlier this week I shared these Frosted Butterscotch Zucchini Bars with you. They didn’t last long in my kitchen! I almost made them again, but then I got the urge to make a zucchini bread instead. My daughter’s only request is that it had to have chocolate chips in it.
I mixed up the sweet bread batter and added the zucchini and chocolate chips. On a whim I also added some shredded coconut. The coconut is optional, but I think it really adds a little something extra to the bread.
One tip to remember for this bread is to squeeze some of the water out of the zucchini before you stir it into the batter. Too much moisture and your bread will take a long time to bake. One more little tip is to sugar your pan after you spray it with non stick spray. I love the extra little crunch this sugar gives the bread around the edges.
This bread does take a while to cook. Start checking your bread at 65 minutes. You want the knife or toothpick to come out with just a few crumbs stuck to it. My bread actually baked the full 75 minutes before it was finished, but every oven is different so make sure you check your bread.
After the bread cools, give it a delicious glaze. The glaze hides the cracks on top. It is completely optional, but I totally suggest doing it. I seriously couldn’t get enough of the very top of the bread. It was slightly crunchy, but sweet and delicious from the glaze.
Make a pot of coffee and watch the bread disappear as you eat slice after slice.
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Other sweet breads that go great with cups of hot coffee in the morning: