Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Adding a bit of sweet to a classic recipe perfect for that next potluck!

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Difficulty: Easy

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3 cup 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 cup white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cup grated zucchini
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon orange zest
whipped cream, for serving
zucchini ribbons, for serving





Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Grease (2) 9 by 5-inch loaf pans. 

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, spices and baking soda. 

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. Stir in sifted ingredients. Pour into prepared loaf pans. 

Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove loaves from pans and cool. Chill before slicing. Serve with whipped cream and ribbons of zucchini. 

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Still waiting to see how this turns out, only 30 minutes to go smile. we have so much zucchini and we needed to use it up some way or another. We've been eating a lot of zucchini bread this summer and my grandma usually makes it so I thought I give it a try Just a little bit of advice, I wouldn't suggest doubling the recipie, there's just a lot to try to mix together at once. Nom nom nom :3

By Wendy on September 22, 2013


I just baked four zucchini loaves similar. But to two of the loaves, I added 1/2 cup cocoa, 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped walnuts (for 2 loaves) - It is very moist and delicious. I also baste the cooled loaf with butter (not that much) for moist outsides of the loaf. And I have a freezer full of 2 cup ziplocks of grated zucchini for later.

By Carol Bonnell on September 06, 2013


This is the second time I have came to your web sight looking for something easy and very good !!! You done it once more ! I'm a big fan of yours and now my family loves you even more. Thanks for keeping in there we all love you and your family and we support you. We keep you close to are harts and pray for you often. What would we do without you in our family Love the Lato family!!!!

By Joseph lato III on August 28, 2013


This bread is wonderful. I did use white chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. It turned out amazing. My son called it cookie bread. Thanks for the good recipe.

By April on August 20, 2013


Always a fan! Keep cooking and being you!

By Debbie Rutkowski on August 11, 2013


One person commented that it had too many flavors competing..I disagree. The reason I chose to try this recipe was because it was not your run of the mill zucchini bread...I loved it.

By Anonymous on July 26, 2013



By CREDIA on July 26, 2013


Sure do miss you Paula, never got to watch every day, but may share . Miss you and the companies that let you go will have to meed their product before I buy!

By Ruth on July 25, 2013


You'll always be loved in this house, pass the butter please.

By David Vreeke on July 23, 2013


i made this bread omitting the eggs. i used the egg replacer instead and it came out perfectly. was very easy and above all very delicious. Thanks Paula. U are a food goddess!!!!!!

By Kamla Jeenarain on July 21, 2013


Keep your head up Ms Deen. I think you are great!!!! Love your food and personality!!!! God bless you!!! Pam

By Pamela on July 21, 2013


Paula,I have always loved your cooking show and I haven't watched the food channel since. Hang in there,cause a lot of us care and understand.

By Alma Charboneau on July 20, 2013



By kiki on July 20, 2013


I LOVE zucchini bread in all it's forms!! I'll be trying some of your other recipes as well. Hang in there, you have lots of support all over this country. We all love you!

By Becky Symons on July 20, 2013


This recipe is very similiar to the one I have been using for years. Tip: Try substituting 1/2 Cup of apple sauce for half of the oil. I have had good results and it makes it just a little more healthy. Love ya Paula!!!

By Jan on July 20, 2013


Ditto what Missy said. Keep the recipes coming even if this is how we can get them.

By MiMi on July 20, 2013


Is it possoble to use Splenda granulated sweetner in the zucchine recipe.I love all your recipes but I try to use Splenda sweetner because my husband is borderline dibetic. thank you

By Catherine LaFemina on July 20, 2013


Can it be made with less than a whole cup of oil ? Will that make it really dense ? Referring to the Zuc Bread..

By Shirley Brown on July 20, 2013


can you use a sugar subs when making zucchini bread?

By Tammie Mays on July 19, 2013


I have never had zucchini bread before but after seeing this, I have to make it. Zucchini is quickly becoming my new favorite vegetable and this recipe sounds out of this world! Thank you and I love you grin

By Rhonda on July 19, 2013

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