Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Zucchini and Chocolate is a Great Combo!

I had a problem yesterday.  Too much zucchini.  I'm not saying this is a bad problem, turns out it was a pretty good one.;-) 

Ya see, my garden this year is starting to produce a good amount of green stuff.  What do you do with too much zucchini.....zucchini bread of course!  Oh, and don't forget the chocolate chips.  Chocolate makes everything better, right?
 
I happen to have lost my recipe for this sweet stuff, so I googled one up that was pretty yummmmm.y.  I was assured of the good factor when my husband, kids, and I ate (I swear it was mostly them, not me) an entire loaf within about an hour of it coming out of the oven.  

Here's the recipe I found.

 

 Mom's Zucchini Bread

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  3. Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.

The only changes I made are that I added about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of zucchini since that's how much I needed to use up.  Oh yeah, I didn't add the walnuts either since I pretty much think nuts in baked goods are a sin.  

Moist, sweet, zucchini chocolate chip bread...mmmmm!

This is all good!

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4 comments:

  1. Yum! I always put chocolate chips in my zucchini bread too.

    Hey, if you have any zucchini that would otherwise be left rotting on your kitchen counter, give me a call and I would be happy to take it off your hands :) We didn't get the opportunity to plant a garden this year and I am definitely missing the lack of zucchini at our house.

    P.S. I add a lemon glaze to my zucchini bread that is TO DIE FOR. Let me know if you want the recipe.

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  2. Yum! I love zucchini bread. Zucchini bread with chocolate? Mmmmmmm, heaven.

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new party is now up and I'd love for you to link up again :)

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  4. I have excess zucchini too. This looks like a yummy recipe.

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