March 21, 2010

Zucchini Chip Bread

In Logan, Utah, Edie DeSpain bakes mild orange-flavored loaves that are chock-full of chocolate chips, nuts and spices. "This bread is easy to stir up, yet it tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen," she assures.
32 Servings Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
Ingredients

* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 cups sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 3 eggs
* 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
* 1/2 cup canola oil
* 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2 cups shredded zucchini
* 1 cup chopped walnuts
* 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

* In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, nutmeg,
* cinnamon and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk the eggs,
* applesauce, oil, orange peel and vanilla. Stir into the dry
* ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the zucchini, nuts and
* chocolate chips. Transfer to two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans.
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* Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
* the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
* pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices
* each).
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Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 181 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Found in Taste of Home

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