Cooking With Dough

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

 

Have a giant zucchini and trying to figure out what to make with it?  Well... I did!

My brother Matt was in Oregon visiting a friend, while he was away I received a text from him asking, “ If I fly this zucchini home would you like it to cook with?’ attached was a photo of this ridiculously large zucchini wearing sunglasses and a mustache… (yes, I know, how can you not love my brother?!) I laughed in response and said “sure” thinking there was no way he would ACTUALLY fly home with a GIANT ZUCCHINI!! Well, HE DID!! Once this giant gourd arrived I suddenly became puzzled with how in the world I would use it all! Especially since once a zucchini grows to that large in size their flavor tends to diminish and can became a little dry…

Then it hit me, chocolate chip zucchini bread!! Baking with Zucchini is a perfect way to add moisture to a baked good and creates a yummy texture! So I went to my favorite go to recipe for zucchini bread that I discovered last summer, I've tried changing it, but its best the way verybestbaking.com makes it! Simple and delicious! 

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Ingredients

1 ¼ cup all purpose flour

1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

½ stick butter, softened

¾ cup granulated sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

4 eggs

¾ cup vegetable oil

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 lb. zucchini, shredded (about 3 cups)

2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Process

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter two 8x4 inch loaf pans.

In a medium bowl, mix together all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smooth and completely combined.

Add in eggs one at a time, making sure each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next egg. Beat in oil and vanilla.

Using a spatula, stir in flour mixture until just combined, do not over mix.

Fold in Zucchini and chocolate chips.

Divide this yummy mixture between loaf pans, bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

 

The text photo I received from my brother, Matt. I introduce to you all, Mr. Zucchini :)

The text photo I received from my brother, Matt. I introduce to you all, Mr. Zucchini :)