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Recipe Courtesy of: Paula Deen

Are you looking for that special recipe that will knock the socks off your family and guests this October? This bread is very delicious and has a slight element of healthiness to it… You’ve got to love that zucchini!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • Whipped cream, for serving
  • Zucchini ribbons, for serving
 
Total: 1 hr 5 min
Active: 15 min
Yield: 2 loaves
Level: Easy

Chocolate Chip Zucchini BreadDirections:

  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease (2) 9 by 5 inch loaf pans.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, spices and baking soda.
  4. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar, and continue beating until well blended. Stir in oil, vanilla, zucchini, pecans, chocolate chips, and orange zest.
  5. Stir in sifted ingredients.
  6. Pour into prepared loaf pans.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove loaves from pans and cool. Chill before slicing.
  9. Serve with whipped cream and ribbons of zucchini.

Zucchini – It’s good for you!