Praise to John for working in a high-end liquor store where he knows customers by name and they bring him vegetables from their gardens! We have gifted two giant zucchinis, probably 4 or 5 lbs each. What did we do with it? Make chocolate chip zucchini bread, of course.
It’s definitely not the most glamorous food item to photograph, but this is the best picture for you to see the little bits of green strands mixed with the chocolate chips and PINEAPPLE. Yeah, I know right? This recipe called for an 8oz can of crushed pineapple, which helped give it another layer of flavor and moisture.
Our gigantic zucchini was so big that I only needed half of one to shred enough for 2 cups. Oh, and this recipe makes TWO LOAVES. I had enough for John to take some to the gentleman who gave us the zucchini at his work and for us to engorge ourselves on.
This recipe is also almost just too easy not to try. Any recipe where you mix dry ingredients and wet ones in two separate bowls, then combine and pour into a mold takes little time and effort.
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe
(Adapted from Taste of Home)
Makes two loaves
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup canola oil
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
- 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple, drained and chopped to a mush
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl, mix your dry ingredients: sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and baking powder.
- In another medium-sized bowl, mix the eggs, canola oil and vanilla extract together. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips, zucchini, and pineapple.
- Pour into two greased bread pans if you have them. I only have one, so I used an additional 9×9 glass pan. This one only took about 35 minutes while the bread pan took one hour until the toothpick came out clean.
- Remove from pan, slice and eat. I wrapped my pans in foil and just ate out of them for the greater part of last week.