Monday, July 11, 2011

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I have had SO much zucchini and squash this season.  It has been cooked many different ways.  I have shared fresh produce with friends and co-workers, mall folks, anyone who would like it.  As my zucchini season begins to slow, I am grating the rest of the zucchini and freezing it for future breads.  This recipe belongs to Paula Deen. We all know and love her.  She doesn't let me down with this one.  It is so delicious and moist and a real hit. 

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

  • 3 cups 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 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups grated zucchini

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • Whipped cream, for serving

  • Zucchini ribbons, for serving

  • Directions
    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.

    This is my Pampered Chef  piece of stoneware I used to bake my loaves.  Absolutely perfect every time.  If you don't own a piece, try to find a rep; its great baking stuff. 

    GOV Inspection
    Just another quick note about my weekend for my horsey friends and those who are interested -  I visited my friend's farm (Wellsmont Farm) who hosted the GOV (German Oldenburg Verband) foal inspections Saturday.  I think 13 foals were presented.  My Ally and friend braided the babies and Mom's manes for the inspection.  They looked so really cute, oh goodness.  Many were entered into the registry and microchipped.  The rain held out and it was a beautiful morning. 

                                                        Have a great week ~ Debi


    1. Your bread sounds just like the one my daughter makes..she can't make enough when her brother and dad are around..Yummmeeee!

    2. debi, i love zucchini so i think i will try making this bread. and wow the horses look so precious with their braids! moms and foals - so adorable!

    3. That sounds better than the recipe I just tried and did not like. Thanks for sharing!..

      That foal travels beautifully already, great mover!

    4. Horses are gorgeous! .....and now you made me hungry for zuccini bread and the zuccini isn't quite ready here yet...Aauuggg :-)

    5. That bread sounds delicious!

      Love seeing the horses as always. They are beautiful creatures.


    6. First thank you for the recipe it looks delicious next what a beautiful horse. B

    7. That’s some nice looking bread. Love the two photos of the horses, they are looking good.