Friday, October 21, 2011

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Here is an old, old favorite recipe for Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. Thank you dear Vicky for asking! I received this recipe from a friend I grew up with and attended 12 years of school together. We were the Carrie and Kari team! This recipe has withstood the test of time, drips, spills, and even penmanship practice! I also went out to the garden and gathered these three bits of fresh zucchini, which Annie, to answer your question: We are not finished with our canning...yet! I love the writing by Tyler in the picture above. They stopped by today with a pumpkin card and lots of hugs!

Here is the recipe:
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Preheat oven to 350'
Combine and beat well:
4 eggs
2 Cups sugar
1 Cup melted butter
2 Cups grated zucchini
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. cinnamon
Add and beat with above ingredients:
3 Cups flour
Stir in:
2 Cups chocolate chips

Spray non stick spray into pans of choice. I use a 6 cup bundt pan and 3 medium loaf pans to bake. You can also bake in muffin tins. The bread is done when it smells delicious and you touch the top gently and the bread resists your touch...about an hour!
Let me know if you bake it or if you add other ingredients like raisins or walnuts or even blueberries!

Here is our little farm. The walnut trees nearly swallow up the little farm house especially at this time of year. Notice just across the street from our house it looks a little congested? Well, the neighboring farmer runs a corn maze and pumpkin patch at this time of year.

This is the view directly across the street from our driveway. While it is great to see our neighbor save his farm with some good healthy outdoor recreation, it does add a very populated element to an otherwise quiet area! So many people love the opportunity to come out to the country to ride a wagon full of hay, walk through a corn maze, hunt for the perfect pumpkin, zip down a zipline, fire off a Pumpkin Canon, and eat a litte cotton candy!

There is plenty of room for everyone and the view is spectacular in any direction. It seems a little distracting as we are as tempted to people watch as the folks who ride past our home on a tractor or horse drawn wagon full of hay, pumpkins, and people! Here's to a productive weekend of canning and people watching! And hugs to Annie and Vicky for keeping me on track!


  1. That sounds yummy, I will have to try it, I usually make a different recipe.

    I love the pictures you took, you live in a very scenic place. Enjoy your weekend!


  2. Thankyou for this Kari. I will be putting my marrow to good use with this recipe. xxx