Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Another great recipe for those abundant summer zukes. And perfect for the visiting teachee. ha ha!

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup bakers cocoa
1 cup oil
2 cups grated zucchini (one large or three small)*
3 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts (optional)

*you don't need to squeeze any of the water out of the zucchini like some recipes call for.

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans. 

2. Whisk flour, soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugars, cocoa, oil, and vanilla and mix well. Stir in grated zucchini with a wooden spoon or spatula. Stir dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into pans.

4. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let sit for 10 minutes in pan then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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