Saturday, July 10, 2010

Chocolate Chip Orange Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Chip Orange Zucchini Bread

This is a family and friends FAVORITE and has been for years. All ages love this and especially with a couple of delicious changes I've made along the way:)

Changes? I used lots and lots of orange zest and I get creative with the kind of chocolate I use. This time, Ghiradelli chocolate squares were on sale for $1.00 with a regular price of nearly $4. We bought a few bags and put them in the freezer for baking. They were the dark chocolate with 60% cacao and I cut them it pieces. I used a whole bag plus two and I think the bags were around 5 or 6 ounces.

Guess what?! The zucchini came from our garden!

This breads chills SO well. It is beyond excellent cold! Goes well with coffee or cold milk!

Chocolate Chip Orange Zucchini Bread


3 eggs

2 cups white sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups grated zucchini

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon orange zest

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg DIRECTIONS:

1. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices. 2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar, and continue beating until well blended. Stir in oil, vanilla, zucchini, nuts, chocolate chips, and orange rind. Blend in sifted ingredients. Turn batter into two greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. 3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes, or until bread tests done. Remove loaves from pans, and cool. Chill before slicing.

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