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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves (16 slices each)


  • 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 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • 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 zest and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the zucchini, nuts and chocolate chips. Transfer to two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 181 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • yuehching
    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
    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
    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
    Sep 24, 2012

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

  • lightedway
    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!

  • britgreen
    Oct 15, 2008

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  • perchgal
    Sep 15, 2008

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  • lil momma jenn
    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.

  • dixlew
    Mar 6, 2006

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