Summer is here (well, for a few more weeks at least!). Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables are available from the gardens. What do you do with it all if you have your own garden? My mom is supplying me with tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, green beans and zucchinis. We freeze some of the fresh veggies, but we’re always on the lookout for recipes to use them before freezing.
What do I do with all the zucchinis? I’m not much for fried zucchini. I have a basic zucchini bread recipe (boring). So I look for dessert recipes to use the zucchini up, like the fudgy brownie recipe we recently posted or these zucchini cookies.
I found a chocolate zucchini bread recipe. I tried it and it was great – nice chocolate flavor. It’s great to make extra and freeze it for later. I made the smaller 2″ x 4″ loaves.
Makes a great gift. Make a variety of breads to give at Christmas in the small size. The Blueberry Lemon Bread, Pumpkin Bread, and Tropical Banana Bread can all be made in the small size and given as gifts.
You can also shred the extra zucchini and freeze in recipe size containers. After the shredded zucchini is thawed squeeze out the excess liquid before adding it to your recipe.
A great chocolatey twist to traditional zucchini bread!