What’s a girl to do when her garden is being taken over by zucchinis? When your garden gives you zucchinis… make zucchini bread!

I know there are HUNDREDS of great zucchini bread recipes and most of them taste pretty good!  Just so you could have one hundred-one recipes… here’s another ( and it is scrumptious… just sayin’)…

I have also tried many zucchini bread recipes and this is my favorite! And, of course it is… because it is the original recipe of the Southern Belle of all things delicious… Miss Paula Deen!

It is moist, rich in flavor and has a little bit of chocolate! Eating veggies with chocolate… life is good!!!!

This bread freezes so well. When the breads (it makes 2 loaves) are completely cool I wrap them in plastic wrap then in heavy duty foil and then pop them into a freezer bag. They have stayed fresh and delicious until after Christmas!!!

Here is a lucky zucchini I picked this morning that is now part of this sweet treat. Look at all the blossoms that will become MORE ZUCCHINIS! Can you see the little yellow flower at the top? That is a cucumber flower trying to steal the show.

SG TIP: If you don’t want to freeze the bread you can freeze shredded zucchini. I have lots of 2 cup containers in my freezer filled with shredded zucchini. When you want zucchini, just thaw it in a colander and squeeze out the liquid and use it as directed in the recipe.

Such zucchini YUMMINESS!

3 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips
1 TBS orange zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 9×5 loaf pans.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda in a large bowl and set aside.
Using an electric mixer, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until well blended. Stir in oil, vanilla, zucchini, pecans, chocolate chips and orange zest. Stir all ingredients.
Add all sifted ingredients. And stir in till just mixed.
Pour batter into 2 prepared loaf pans.
Bake for 50 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle of the bread and it comes out clean.
Remove from pans to cool.

Visit the Food Network for a  PRINTABLE RECIPE .

In the friendly and gracious spirit of Paula… BEST ZUCCINI DISHES FROM MY KITCHEN TO YOURS!
Here is another great use of zucchinis from StoneGable
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  1. says

    Hi darling, Mr. P loves zucchini, I’ve never tried adding chocolate chips, he’s not as fond of those as he is butterscotch chips, I’m wondering about adding those instead. I’m wondering if you’ve tried adding those instead of the chocolate chips? Thanks for sharing your printable recipe.. hugs ~lynne~

  2. Anonymous says

    I bet peanut butter chips would be good to. I use those in my banana bread. Love zucchini and all the yummies you can make with them!

  3. says

    We are at Andreas and have a zucchini in the garden right now. It may give it up for the cause, haha. Chocolate in everything is better. LOL. First thing I did when I got here was make those breakfast cookies. Everyone is making them in St Pete!!!!

  4. says

    “Eating veggies with chocolate… life is good”~ Ditto and a big smile from me! I have to confess that is the ONLY way I would eat zucchini! I would love to plant it just so I can have the beautiful blossoms to stuff~ the rest of it I could do without. Your bread looks delicious~ I can only imagine how wonderful it is with chocolate chips & pecans!

  5. Anonymous says

    This looks delicious and I wish we had some zucchinis so I could
    make this right now.
    Maybe in a few weeks our crop will be in.

    Thanks for this great looking recipe.


  6. says

    My zucchini plants are quite a bit behind yours, Yvonne. However I anticipate being able to make some of these delicious looking breads this summer. I also have a delicious chocolate cake recipe that uses zucchini, as well as a jam recipe. I will be busy!! Have a great weekend. :)

  7. says

    Now I wish we had of planted zucchini this year because I so love zucchini bread and the chocolate chips are wonderful combo!!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

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