Sunday, May 24, 2009

Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips



This wonderfully moist zucchini bread was a staple in our house growing up. My mom got the recipe from a friend who she used to volunteer with about 30 years ago. I decided to add a bit of pizazz to to this tried-and-true recipe by adding some chocolate chips. Delicious!!!



Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips

from my mom's friend Val

3 eggs
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups finely grated zucchini
1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
1 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted (optional)

Grease 2 loaf pans and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixer bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, soda, powder, and cinnamon. Add to the egg mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in the zucchini, 1 cup of the chocolate chips and the nuts, if desired. Pour mixture evenly into the prepared pans. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chips on top.



Bake for 45 - 50 minutes. Watch carefully and test for done-ness with a toothpick. Let cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on racks. Also freezes well.


12 comments:

Kristen said...

That looks gorgeous!

The Cooking Photographer said...

I love how you baked it! What a wonderful idea and so pretty.

Katie said...

Mmmmmmmm.... looks wonderflully delicious!

Kerstin said...

I've never had zucchini bread, so I've have to try it sometime - it looks so good with those chocolate chips in there!

Erin said...

This looks so beautiful and delicious!

Kristen616 said...

How delicious looking! I can't wait for zucchini from my garden...then I'll definitely be making this!!!

Anonymous said...

Question from a novice...is there an easy way to grate the zucchini?

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the happy couple said...

i love the idea of sneaking a veggie in something my carnivore hubby would think is just dessert!

Kady said...

This is the first recipe I've made from your blog! It was REALLY yummy, moist bread. My husband had three pieces when it came out of the oven! He couldn't believe it had a "vegetable" in it. Ha! Thanks for sharing. :)

Nathan, Kellie, & Catherine said...

Just tried it, and love it! Thanks for the great recipie!

Katie said...

This is the BEST zucchini bread...so yummy. I made it a few weeks ago- and couldn't stop thinking about it- so I am making again tonight. Can't wait for it to come out of the oven!! I also love how easy it is!!

 

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