Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe Perks Up with Secret Ingredient Coffee

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Best Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe Moist And Delicious with Coffee!

My Perky Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook is moist and indulgent.  You wouldn’t even realize it is a healthy chocolate  zucchini bread.  Guess what? It even has that extra jolt for energy.  Yes, coffee is my secret ingredient!  You might be wondering what does coffee do in a recipe?  Well, you probably won’t taste the coffee but coffee will add depth and intensify the chocolate flavor.  Coffee and chocolate complement each other whether it’s with the bread or in the bread!

Perky Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook

No energy? Perk up your morning with chocolate and coffee for an extra jolt. I add chocolate chips — more chocolate, the better — after all, it’s for energy.

Makes 16 slices

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon instant dark roast or espresso coffee dissolved in 1 teaspoon warm water
1/4 cup skim milk
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, optional

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 9x5x3-inch nonstick loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon: set aside.
3. In medium bowl, mix brown sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla and coffee until well blended.
4. Add dry ingredients alternately with the milk and stir until just moistened. Stir in remaining ingredients. Transfer batter into prepared pan. Bake 40-50 minutes. Don’t overbake as cooks more when cooling.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 178 Calories from fat 40% Fat 8g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 27mg Sodium 106mg Carbohydrate 25g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 14g Protein 3g Dietary Exchanges 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe in Too Hot in the Kitchen 

Too Hot in the KitchenToo Hot in the Kitchen

As you know, I make all my recipes healthier including my sweet treats! This might be one of the best chocolate zucchini bread recipes because not only is it incredibly moist and delicious, but this is also a healthy chocolate zucchini bread recipe. I know it is hard to believe but this yummy bread is also another example of one of my easy diabetic recipes! With zucchini, low in fat and antioxidant pecans, just don’t eat the whole loaf and you’ll get a little nutrition also.

 I love creating recipes like this yummy quick bread from Too Hot in the Kitchen to show that you really can enjoy healthier options while still preparing your favorite recipes

Celebrate National Coffee Day With My Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

There’s so many ways to celebrate National Coffee Day.  In fact, I have coffee every morning and it might be my favorite time of day.  A cup of coffee and my computer start my morning!  Now, there’s lots of chocolate zucchini bread recipes but if you haven’t had my recipe with coffee as an ingredient, you are in for a treat!  Celebrate National Coffee Day not only with your morning cup of java, but with this incredibly double chocolate bread recipe! Now, you can enjoy this diabetic chocolate zucchini bread year round but might as well celebrate today!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread Freezes Well

Wilton 3 Piece Mini Loaf Pan Set, 2105-1425Wilton 3 Piece Mini Loaf Pan Set 

Whenever you are making Chocolate Zucchini bread recipes like this one or any quick bread, remember they freeze!  So whip up a couple of loaves to pull out for that craving.

Did you know loaf pans come in all sizes like these mini loaf pans? Many times I make in these small loaf pans and use for gifts. One recipe makes about four loaves.  Like chocolate, try my Chocolate Banana Bread and make both kinds to give an assortment for gifts.




If you enjoyed my Perky Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe, I bet you’ll have fun cooking more recipes from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook-all easy, thirty minute, trendy recipes! This is my women’s health cookbook with simple healthy recipes, women’s quotes and the best book to read!


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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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