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How to Make Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

I love to cook a variety of recipes, but old Italian dishes are my comfort food.

This chocolate zucchini recipe is great for the whole family.

This chocolate zucchini recipe is great for the whole family.

The Time of the Year for Zucchini

Where I live in Pittston Township, PA, almost everyone has a garden, and in every garden are tomato plants and zucchini. These are two of the most popular vegetables to grow in our area. If your zucchini plants don't do well during any particular year, no need to worry, your neighbors or relatives will give you some. That's what happened to my husband and my garden this year. Our zucchini plants produced very little zucchini, so our relatives gave us some. That is why I made this zucchini bread.

I have another article posted with zucchini bread, but this one has a yummy treat added: chocolate chips. Also, there is a little orange flavor. The orange and chocolate flavors go so well with each other and combine them with the sweetness of zucchini bread. You can't beat it. I hope you get a chance to try and enjoy this treat. Each bite has that decadent taste of the slightly melted chocolate pieces. And this is a very easy sweet bread to make.

This recipe called for 1 cup of oil. I didn't want all of that oil so I used only half a cup of oil and half a cup of orange juice.

I also used walnuts instead of the pecans that it called for; for no other reason except that is what I have. So don't give up trying a recipe because you are missing one ingredient like that, just substitute or leave it out. Enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

50 min

1 hour 10 min

This recipe makes 2 loaves

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated and drained of any liquid
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees/ Grease (2) 9 x 5" loaf pans
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, spices and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs with a wire whisk until light and fluffy. Add sugar and continue whisking until blended. Stir in oil, orange juice, vanilla, zucchini, nuts, chocolate chips, and orange zest.
  4. Stir in sifted dry ingredients. Pour into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 5o minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Let sit for about 10 minutes then invert onto dishes to cool completely. These loaves freeze really well.

© 2017 Rachel L Alba

Comments

Rachel Alba on September 01, 2017:

Hi Chitrangada, I'm always happy to hear from you. Thanks for the encouraging comment and visit.

Blessings to you.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 01, 2017:

This sounds delicious and nutritious to me! Your combination of ingredients are interesting and healthy. Would love to try this.

Thanks for sharing all the details and picture!

Rachel L Alba on August 11, 2017:

Hi Linda, So glad to see you and for your always so nice comments. Thank you so much.

Blessings to you.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 10, 2017:

I love the combination of chocolate and orange. This sounds like a great sweet bread. Thanks for sharing another interesting recipe, Rachel.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on August 09, 2017:

Hi Peggy, Thank you for your comment and for visiting. I look forward to them.

Blessings to you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 09, 2017:

Hi Rachel,

The extra ingredients of chocolate and orange would certainly add to the flavors of zucchini bread. Like you I often substitute things in a recipe with things I have on hand. It usually works just fine.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on August 09, 2017:

Hi Jackie, Thanks again, I always enjoy your comments and visits. I really appreciate them.

Blessings to you.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on August 08, 2017:

I made this last night from a recipe I got off Facebook and it was so good. Almost gone.

Yours has cinnamon, nutmeg and OJ this didn't and I am sure that would add so much so I will make yours next time. Thank you!