Recently I wrote a post about how we are being overrun with zucchini. Our garden is doing well and we have more zucchini than we know what to do with. The good news is I’ve found lots of great recipes lately and have been enjoying giving them all a try. I’m not sure if my waistline agrees, but zucchini is a vegetable so no matter what it is in, it’s got to be healthy right?
I was excited about this easy and delicious recipe, it is delicious!
Here’s some photos of the recipe in progress. Kora & Logan loved helping. I’m not sure which they liked better grating the zucchini or sneaking a few chocolate chips every now and then!
After trying it everyone agreed it was amazing and that I should bake more immediately.
Easy Zucchini Bread Recipe
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup of vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup of natural applesauce
- 2 cups of grated zucchini (don’t drain)
- 3 tsp of vanilla extract
- 3 cups of flour
- 2 1/2 cups of white sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp salt
- chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease one large loaf pan.
2. Cream together wet ingredients and sugar.
3. Add dry ingredients and blend together.
4. Pour batter into prepared pan.
5. Bake for 20 minutes then gently add chocolate chips on top.
6. Bake for an additional 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
7. Cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing, then eat and enjoy!
*Note: You could also put the chocolate chips in the batter. Truthfully, that was my original intention but I forgot them until the bread was already in the oven for 20 minutes! On top or in the batter, either way the chocolate chips give this zucchini bread a tasty twist.
What about you? What’s your favorite zucchini recipe?
Dee S says
This sounds delicious! I bet it is great toasted with butter, too!
I love zucchini bread, but I have never made my own. On my list of breads to make though. Yours sounds yummy!
I just made this recipe. First time ever making zucchini bread, and it is really good. I’m wondering if the fact that I used homemade applesauce is what is making it so sweet. Plus, it has a hint of apple flavor to it. :) Thanks for posting this!
I’ve been looking for an easy and tasty looking zucchini bread recipe! Delish!
I love zucchini bread and have even used summer squash in place of it.
With this recipe can I just add more applesauce in place of the oil?
Multi-Testing Mommy says
Yum! I actually have some zucchini that I need to bake with this week, I will give this a whirl! Thanks so much for sharing.
I love how you post your photos! Creative ;)
Cocktail machines says
A recipe for easy zucchini bread – looks good!
that looks really good. I will have to make some of it….
Oh this sounds so delicious!
Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says
Mmmm! Thanks for the recipe!
I have a ton of zucchinis in my garden, too. This will be perfect to make for my family/friends.
Crystal Reagan says
That looks delicious.
MMM! This looks so good! My stinkin’ chickens keep ripping out my zucchini plants.. grrr
Michelle @A Happy Hippy Mom says
Oh that looks so yummy! I’m growing zucchini this year and I’m definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
I had never had zucchini bread until last year and fell in love! Add in chocolate and that makes it even better!
Cookin' Canuck says
I like that this recipe uses applesauce for a little extra moistness. My kids would love a zucchini bread with chocolate chips in it!
Beth W says
This looks so yummy!! However would you mind sharing what kind of chips you used for the top in the picture because those definitely don’t look like chocolate chips :)
Tired Mom Tésa says
They’re swirled chips. Vanilla and chocolate swirl that got darker as they cooked.
I’m totally drooling!
Yum! I love zucchini bread. This looks wonderful!