Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

1 Loaf
1 Hours 10 Minutes

One of the best and most frustrating things I’ve ever done for myself was join a CSA this spring. If you’re not familiar a CSA, (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way to support small local farms by purchasing all(or most of) your fruits and veggies up front. I paid in March, and now every week I get a bag full of about 6-7 different fruits and veggies. This is obviously fantastic for a lot of reasons: I get to support local business, I’m eating healthy, local, organic foods and I’m staying out of the grocery store more in the age of Covid. But it’s also incredibly frustrating some weeks to use up all of this produce. There are only so many salads a girl can eat, you know? When I ended up with even more zucchini this week I knew I needed to make something new and given that I had no dessert in this house (which is a TRAVESTY) I figured this zucchini bread would do the trick. The original recipe didn’t call for the chocolate chips, but isn’t everything better when you add chocolate? And honestly - it was pretty great as dessert, but it was even better for breakfast the next morning. The flavors deepened and concentrated, the cinnamon stood out a little more and the chocolate hardened a bit, creating little pops of flavor throughout the bread, and I instantly regretted sending so much of the leftovers into work with my husband. Guess I’m just going to have to make another loaf, huh?

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Recipe details

  • 1 Loaf
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes|Cook time: 1 Hours|Total time: 1 Hours 10 Minutes

Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Instructions

To Make:

Grease and flour 2 8x4 loaf tins. Alternately, you can line the tins with greased parchment paper which is my preferred method.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, sugars, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients into the wet, and mix well. It will seem dry. Add in the zucchini, and chocolate chips, and mix well. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 40-60 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a rack for 20 minutes, then remove and let cool completely.
Serve with a little bit of butter and honey for that extra little something.

Tips

  • If you wanted to, you could omit the chocolate chips and add in 1 cup of chopped walnuts or nuts of your choice. Or you could do 1/2 cup of chocolate and 1/2 cup of nuts. Or two different kinds of nuts. It’s your bread - go nuts! Get it??

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