This chocolate zucchini quick bread recipe is a classic favorite - perfect to serve with coffee or tea.
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
4 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 medium (1 1/2 cups) zucchini, unpeeled, shredded
4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon Land O Lakes® Butter
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 teaspoons milk
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans; set aside.
Place 1 cup butter and chocolate into 2-quart saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until melted. Remove from heat; stir in sugar, zucchini, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla until well mixed.
Combine all remaining bread ingredients in bowl. Stir zucchini mixture into flour mixture just until moistened.
Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon butter, 1/8 teaspoon vanilla and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in bowl. Drizzle over cooled bread.
This recipe makes 2 loaves. You can freeze 1 loaf, before glazing, to enjoy later.
What do you do when life gives you piles of fresh green vegetables? Start baking, of course. Zucchini makes cakes, muffins and breads naturally moist and delicious.