Chocolate Zucchini Amish Friendship Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Amish Friendship Bread is absolutely delicious. Moist, Chocolaty, and Delicious. I can’t think of a better way to eat my vegetables! In fact I can’t think of a better way to eat chocolate or bread for that matter. If your looking for a delicious bread to share with your friends, family or co-workers, I can’t think of a better bread to share than this one.


AFB Information

If you looked up the definition of Amish Friendship Bread, you might find a definition that goes something like this; “Amish Friendship Bread” is a type of bread or cake made from a sourdough starter that is often shared in a manner similar to a chain letter. The starter is a substitute for baking yeast and can be used to make many kinds of yeast-based breads, shared with friends or frozen for future use.

Amish Friendship Bread operates on a similar principle as a chain letter-pass if on-but with no threats or negative repercussions if you choose not to make it. At the end of the ten says, you divide it into four portions, bake with one and give the other three away. This usually hums along nicely for the first cycle or two but eventually people will start running in the other direction if you keep showing up on their doorstep with a fresh batch of starter.

The starter is essentially a sourdough starter with a lactobacillus culture. Because there’s so much sugar in most Amish Friendship Bread recipes, the result is sweet, slightly tangy twist. This sourdough starter bakes into the most heavenly bread in the whole wide world. Like most sourdough starters, Amish Friendship Bread can literally be passed around indefinitely. In fact, like most sourdough starters, the longer the starter has been around the better.

Feed Your Starter

As long as you continue to feed your starter, it can stay at room temperature indefinitely. One of the most wonderful things about the starter is that you can bake almost anything with it. Check out AFB.  Amish friendship Bread is all about friendships and community. It’s about connection and it’s about fun. AFB is about nurturing other people as well as yourself.



Chocolate Zucchini Amish Friendship Bread

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  • 1 cup Amish friendship starter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup grated zucchini, squeezed dry
  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325°
  • In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine all the wet ingredients, Mix well.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  • Slowly fold in the wet ingredients, mixing well and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  • Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  • Spray two 8 x 5 inch loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Distribute batter evenly between prepared loaf pans.
  • Bake for one hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
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Would you like another chocolate friendship bread recipe? Try this recipe for Double Chocolate Cherry Friendship Bread.