Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Glaze

 

Flavorful and moist zucchini bread  and muffins topped with a beautiful chocolate glaze.

Made with whole wheat flour, this bread is healthy and sweet.

Zucchini bread with chocolate glaze| Carmel Moments

I know you all saw this coming, right? Summer….garden…zucchini…. it’s a given right?

There’s no surprise that zucchini recipes are going to be rolling in. But I at least left a surprise for the top.

I take that back too. You all know me by now. I pretty much add chocolate to everything that exists. Why? Because I like that’s why. It makes life fun. Sweet. More doable.

Zucchini bread with chocolate glaze | Carmel Moments

I almost can’t believe that this is my first zucchini bread and muffins of the season. I’ve been waiting forever it seems for zucchini and now I just have so much to make. Did you see my jalapeno stuffed zucchini boats? Yum! My list goes on for quite some time. So I won’t bore you to tears.

Zucchini bread with chocolate glaze | Carmel Moments

Last year I put this zucchini bread recipe on the blog but wanted something a little less chocolate but definitely not lose it all together. So here’s what I came up with and it’s downright delish!

Zucchini bread with chocolate glaze | Carmel Moments

Of course, you can leave off the chocolate if you must. So you can enjoy this regardless. This is a wonderful flavorful bread without or without the chocolate.

Zucchini bread with chocolate glaze

Thanks for dropping by!

Til we meet and eat again,


Melanie

xo

5.0 from 2 reviews

Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Glaze
Serves: Makes 1 loaf and 6 muffins
 

Ingredients
Dry ingredients
  • 1½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Wet ingredients:
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup canola oil (or peanut)
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk (or regular milk with a splash of vinegar)
  • 1 cup organic sugar (or brown sugar, firmly packed)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups finely grated zucchini
For Chocolate Glaze:
  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×4 inch loaf pan and line with parchment paper. Line a 6-cup muffin tin with papers OR oil a mini loaf pan.
  2. In a bowl, sift together dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs; beat in yogurt, buttermilk, oil, sugar, and vanilla. Combine well. Stir in grated zucchini.
  4. Carefully blend flour mixture into the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Scoop batter into 6 muffin cups (or mini loaf pan) and pour the rest into the 9×4 loaf pan. Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes in the pan. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Cool loaf completely before cutting.
For Glaze:
  1. For glaze, melt chocolate chips and butter in a small heavy saucepan; stir in cream. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and salt. Drizzle over warm bread and muffins.

Zucchini bread recipe from: Simple Bites

I use this pan for baking bread and I always love the results!

 

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Comments

  1. I am all about the zucchini lately and have been looking for a quickbread recipe to try. This is THE ONE. I can tell.

  2. I am all about “add(ing) chocolate to everything that exists”!!! Your zucchini bread looks so moist and decadent – like a pound cake – ooh my knees are getting weak… :)

  3. This looks delish! I love zucchini bread and I love that you made muffins too.

  4. I can’t believe I haven’t made zucchini bread yet this season! Your bread is a push in the right direction for me — it looks so delicious, especially with that chocolate glaze. :)

  5. What a gorgeous zucchini bread! I love chocolate in my zucchini bread, but sometimes chocolate chips are a little too much. Loving this chocolate drizzle!

  6. YUM! I love breads…and chocolate…and zucchini! Great combo of healthy and tasty ingredients!! :) Well done!

  7. I’m loving your zucchini recipes, Melanie! This bread looks amazing! And with that chocolate sauce on top, wow! That really put an extra special touch on here! Pinned!

  8. Zucchini bread is so delicious, but add chocolate to it and it sounds even more amazing! Pinning!

  9. I’ve always love zucchini bread but haven’t found a recipe I liked, but now I think I found it. Pinning!

  10. I have SO much zucchini from my garden sitting on my counter right now I’m thinking this gorgeous bread is definitely gonna be in the near future! Love that choc glaze! :)

  11. I love the chocolate glaze! Great addition to regular zucchini bread!

  12. This is such a gorgeous loaf! Love zucchini bread and yours sounds perfect with the chocolate glaze!

  13. This is some stunning bread… and chocolate glaze?!?! YES PLEASE!

  14. Mmmmmmmm this looks so good. I love zucchini bread, but the chocolate addition looks delicious!!! Pinning for sure!

  15. I’m about to make some zucchini muffins myself today, Melanie … trying to resist putting chocolate in, but I haven’t decided yet. ;-)
    I totally agree though that chocolate should be added to as many recipes as possible! Love that this zucchini bread is wholewheat.

  16. Mmm zucchini season is my fave! Isn’t it such a fabulous excuse to pair it with tons of chocolate? ;) I love the looks of this bread – sooo moist and yummy!
    Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday!

  17. Love this zucchini bread so much, especially with that glaze!!

  18. What a fun idea Melanie! I love that gorgeous chocolate drizzle! Hope you had a wonderful weekend :) Pinned!

  19. I love baking with zucchini this time of year! It’s so plentiful and inexpensive! This bread looks absolutely fabulous! Pinning!

  20. I’ve yet to make a zucchini bread this summer. This looks delicious and I love that chocolate glaze. It looks amazing! Hope you have a great week Melanie :D

  21. This bread looks wonderful! And I love that chocolate glaze. I don’t bake with zucchini very often, but it seems like I’m missing out! ;)

  22. you can just see how moist this bread is from the pictures alone, I want to dive in with a cup of tea right now!!! beautiful pics Mel :)

  23. I am such a fan of zucchini bread and that chocolate glaze looks absolutely insane!!

  24. I love zucchini bread and the chocolate drizzle makes this extra yummy! Love it! Saying hello from Wake Up Wednesdays! :-)
    Cathy

  25. Visiting from Time to Sparkle link party. I’ve never baked with courgette before but definitely want to try it. This loaf and mini cakes look yummy! I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

  26. Your glaze is brilliant… just enough chocolate to entice the kids, but not too much for me. I would love it if you would bring this by Foodie Friday today.

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