Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread

You’ll love how moist the shredded zucchini makes this yummy quick bread.

Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread
 
Makes 1 (9X5-inch) loaf
Ingredients
Topping
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Bread
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1½ cups shredded zucchini, squeezed dry
  • 1 cup chopped semisweet chocolate
  • ⅔ cup whole buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with baking spray with flour.
For topping:
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, pecans, and salt. Add 3 tablespoons melted butter and whisk until crumbly, adding remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter, if necessary.
For bread:
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cardamom. Stir in zucchini and chocolate.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, ⅓ cup melted butter, egg, and vanilla. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Spread batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with topping.
  3. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.

 

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