Last summer, my mother-in-law gave me a bunch of zucchini from her garden. I had no idea what to make with it. I knew I wanted to do something sweet because my husband claimed he didn’t like zucchini and I wanted to hide it within a bread. I found this recipe for zucchini bread and have been making it ever since. I was excited when my mother-in-law gave us more zucchini this year. I already made 2 batches of this bread and plan on making more.
What I like best about this recipe is that you can make bread or muffins using the same batter. The original recipe states that it makes 2 loaves of bread. Since I only have one loaf pan, I split the batter in half and made one loaf of bread and 12 muffins. I love that this recipe is so versatile, that you can make bread, muffins, or both.
These muffins are so incredibly moist. This is the best zucchini bread that I have ever had. I really like the addition of the chocolate chips and the walnuts. Those ingredients give a lot of flavor to the bread. However, they are optional and it can be made without both of them or with only one. This is a great way to sneak vegetables to your kids, they will never know that there is zucchini in this bread. I hope that you try this recipe. Everyone raves about this delicious and moist zucchini bread.
Chocolate Chip and Walnut Zucchini Bread
(Recipe adapted from food.com)
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups zucchini, grated (I usually remove the skin, but that is optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup walnuts (optional)
1 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Adding the walnuts and mini chocolate chips are optional and they can be added to only half of the batter, if you want.
3. Pour the batter into greased loaf pans or cupcakes tins with liners. This recipe makes 2 loaves of bread or 24 muffins, or half of each.
4. Bake the bread for one hour and the muffins for 20 minutes or until done.
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