Here is a delicious recipe to use up some of the zucchini coming from the garden right now.
I have to admit that this zucchini bread is more like a dessert, thanks to the chocolate chips! It makes one loaf and is usually gone before it completely cools.
Zucchini Bread with Banana & Chocolate
note: I leave the peel on the zucchini.
3 very ripe bananas – if I only have two I just add ½ extra zucchini
¼ cup honey
¼ packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground clove
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 heaping cup zucchini (takes about one small to medium size zucchini), shredded
¾ cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly grease a bread pan.
In a big bowl, use your hand-mixer to beat the banana until well mixed. Then add the eggs, honey, brown sugar and vanilla and mix until well blended.
Add the baking soda and powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Mix together for one minute and then add the flour.
Once the mixture is well blended, add the shredded zucchini and chocolate chips and stir by hand until well combined.
Pour into the prepared bread pan and bake 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before cutting…. If you can!