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Chocolate Zucchini Nut Bread


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cups zucchini, pureed or blended
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Cream sugar and shortening in mixer.
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  3. Add vanilla extract.
  4. Add everything else and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour into a greased 2-pound coffee can or a slow cooker bread insert.
  6. Cook for 3 hours on HIGH, or until the nut bread tests done with a wooden pick.
  7. Let stand until it's medium cool to the touch before unmolding.
  8. Serve with butter or cream cheese.

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