Zucchini Chip Bread Recipe
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Zucchini Chip Bread Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 181 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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).
Originally published as Zucchini Chip Bread in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p48

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yuehching User ID: 224401 31633
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"Moist and flavorful. I used less sugar and baked in muffin pans. They turned out great. Friends and family loved them. Thanks for sharing."

choralducky User ID: 4511727 29333
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"It was fantastic. My son said it's as awesome as a rock monster, and no, I have no idea how awesome they are for comparison."

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 76133
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"I used 2 c white flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour, and reduced the sugar to 1 cup. I squeezed the juice of the orange into the batter as well. I baked as muffins instead of loafs. The kids loved them!"

jodytix User ID: 5178823 84180
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"I have made this several times! It is so easy and delicious!"

lightedway User ID: 4228023 74049
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2009

"What a great way to use the garden zucchini this season. This bread is adored by all. I omitted the nuts the second time I made it. Great with or without!"

lil momma jenn User ID: 2508512 38481
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2008

"I was a little worried about using orange peel in this recipe because my kids are a bit picky about mixing certain flavors together buit it turned out great & they all loved it. I used dried orange peel that I ground up, milk cocolate chips, & cashews."

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