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Monday, September 2, 2013

Double Chocolate...Double Nut Zucchini Bread

H's garden is just gorgeous...tomatoes, bell peppers, and lots of zucchini!   So....He made us a batch of Double Chocolate...Double Nut Zucchini Bread.  It is so yummy!

I call it Double Chocolate because in addition to the regular cocoa in the recipe,  he also adds chocolate chips!
I call it Double Nut because in addition to the chopped nuts in the recipe, he also adds a generous sprinkling of nuts on top of the frosting.   I should rename it Triple Chocolate since it also has chocolate frosting!




This is the entrance to H's garden.....

The bed of squash plants is literally a bed...lol!   The  plants are in a vintage iron full size bed frame.  We have zucchini, yellow straight neck, and white patty pan squash planted. 
We still have lots of blooms on the plants.

This recipe makes three large loaves...1 to eat and 2 to freeze for later.

3 cups of flour
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1 T cinnamon
1 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1 t salt
Mix all the dry ingredients well

In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 t vanilla
Beat well and then stir in 2 cups of grated zucchini

Combine the dry and wet ingredients then add 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of walnuts.

Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Frost with your favorite frosting or just dust with powdered sugar.
Now it is time to enjoy the zucchini bread  with a cup of tea and enjoy the wonderful aroma that is filling the house!  Nothing smells better than fresh baked zucchini bread...unless it's banana bread...no wait, chocolate chip cookies......no wait....lol


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35 comments:

  1. That looks delish! DOUBLE chocolate?? Double nuts? Nothing better.

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  2. That sounds and looks delicious!

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  3. Hi Penny, OMGosh does that look good! This is a new one for me as to using zucchini! I'm certainly going to try it out. I just popped over from Susan's Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday to invite you to participate in my Patisserie Tuesdays linky party. You can read more about it here http://elisabetpollock.blogspot.com/p/patisserie-tuesdays.html I hope to see you there and please tell your baking friends, the more the merrier, especially when it comes to sweet treats!:D
    Hugs and happy baking,
    Beth P
    http://elisabetpollock.blospot.com

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  4. That looks really good, Penny. I got up and made banana bread this morning to use up some of the bananas I had. Hope you have a wonderful day- xo Diana

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  5. Hi Penny!!! It looks delicious and so yummy...mmmm
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  6. Hello Penny,
    I am drooling over your totally delicious tea post! I love nuts and chocolate....I would love to have a piece and a cup of tea please : )
    Everything looks beautiful in H's garden!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  7. Oh my. This looks absolutely amazing!!! :-)

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  8. That really looks amazing Penny!!!
    You do such a fabulous job..
    xoxo

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  9. Penny, This looks so delicious!! I have to try this recipe. The garden is beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Jody

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  10. Yum! Looks and sounds delicious, Penny. You are blessed to have a guy who can cook/bake! His garden looks wonderful too. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Wow this looks so yummy! I think I will trya nd make it for the grandbabies this weekend. Thank you sharing.
    P>S> LOVE your blog!

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  12. Who doesn't love chocolate, Penny?! These look delicious especially with the frosting on them. Yum! Blessings, Pamela

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  13. Oh Penny. This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel

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  14. Penny: Everything you do is amazing. Love to visit here. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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  15. Oh that just looks delicious! And your crocheted tablecloth is incredible. I have a doily that is very similar, but a whole tablecloth! I can't imagine the work that went into that. Take care - Dawn

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  16. Oh Penny this looks awesome! I love zucchinis in any shape or forhis cake...drooling! Of course, I love the vignettes you did too. Thanks for your sweet and kind visit.
    FABBY

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  17. Yumm! I think this will be a great recipe for me to try soon!

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  18. Sounds soooooooooooooooo good. I need to make this one. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  19. Looks wonderful...and even more so on the pretty table. I'll be over for some in a few!

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  20. I love chocolate And zucchini. It looks delicious.I will be trying it out.

    Maria
    www.musicteachingandparenting.com

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  21. The cake looks so moist and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Penny, this is simply decadent! A chocolate lovers dream. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. Sounds so good! Will definitely have to try it.
    Found you from My Favorite Posts Show Off Party #22

    Lea
    A Drop of This.

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  24. Oh, I just love the combination of these flavors - cocoa and cinnamon- I am sure they're marvelous in the zucchini bread - looks delicious! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  25. Yum, back :)
    I think today is a double chocolate day for me! Would LOVE a piece of this wonderful bread/cake! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  26. Thanks for sharing.
    The bread looks like so delicious.

    Herbal

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  27. two yums ( thumbs) up for this one. I featured you at Katherines Corner today , thank you for sharing at the hop last week xo

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  28. Hi Penny, Oh this sounds so delicious!Thanks so much for sharing at the party! I'll be sure to give your recipe a shout out this week! Hope your week has been great! Theresa @DearCreatives

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  29. Wow! This looks decadent. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  30. I just pinned your delicious recipe from Full Plate Thursday, thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

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  31. Penny, this looks so awesome! Double chocolate is right up my alley! Thank you so much for sharing this week at A Bouquet of Talent. I just featured it at Pick of the Bunch. I also pinned and tweeted. :)

    You can make anything look beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.
    XOXO
    Kathy

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  32. Oh my, this looks YUMMY!!! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY Penny!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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