Thursday, June 18, 2009

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

I will never forget the first time I had zucchini bread. I was so grossed out by the idea of squash in cake. I was aghast. But, it smelled so good...I had to try it.

It really is just that good. Really. I made some for my grandmother once when I was 12 or 13. I was shocked and honored when she asked me for the recipe. Recipe swapping is not something you get to do with your grandmother every day.

Behold, I present to you:

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread


3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups shredded zucchini
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
6 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips (I used the dark chocolate because I like it best. Go your own way.)
1 cup pecans (or whatever nut you like--totally optional. I used whole ones, but you can use pieces, too.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together eggs, oil, sugar, and vanilla. Stir in zucchini.

Add dry ingredients and stir well.This next step is crucial: Do not skip it!You must stir carefully while a small brown dog sits between your feet. Do not step on small brown dog.

Measure out into well-greased muffin cups, filling each one 2/3 of the way full or pour into 2 well-greased loaf pans. Bake for 20-30 minutes if you make muffins or for an hour or so if you made the loaves of bread.This makes a lot of muffins.Really. Like 48.It's great heated up for breakfast. If it's not already calorie-laden enough for you, smear on a little butter or cream cheese. You'll think you have died and gone to zucchini heaven.

Let me know if you try it!


ella144 said...

I love, love, LOVE zucchini bread. I have a recipe for zucchini cornbread, too. Both are scrumptious.

I've never made it with chocolate chips before. Gotta go get some more zucchini... :)

Rachel said...

How did I not know about this blog?!?

I'm a junkie for recipe blogs! I just put my recipes on my regular blog, no turning back now!

Blushing hostess said...

I do this as well - and sneak finely grated zucchini into cookies to get nutrients into my Daughter somehow! Well done.

John Garswood said...

My daughters want to know if it's acceptable to substitute a large red dog (Irish Setter). We're quite confident she'd be willing to step in...

Making your bread this evening, it sounds lovely, thank you!