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Zucchini Chip Bread

 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 ServingsPrep: 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 McCormick® Pure 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.
  • 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

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Zucchini Chip Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices
  • each).
Nutritional 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.