Zucchini Chip Bread

Zucchini bread gets an added burst of flavor with shredded orange peel, toasted walnuts, and chocolate chips. The recipe makes 2 loaves, so it makes a sweet little gift.

Zucchini Chip Bread
Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (see Tips)

  • ¾ cup sugar or sugar substitute blend equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar (see Tips)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¾ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed

  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 2 cups shredded zucchini

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tips)

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. In a small bowl combine egg product, applesauce, oil, orange peel and vanilla; add to flour mixture. Stir until just moistened. Fold in zucchini, walnuts and chocolate pieces.

  3. Divide mixture evenly between two prepared pans. Bake about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove bread from pans and cool completely on rack. For easier slicing, wrap and store overnight before serving.

Tips

Tips: You can substitute 1-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour for 1-1/2 cups of the all-purpose flour.

If using sugar substitutes, choose from Splenda(R) Sugar Blend for Baking or Equal(R) Sugar Lite. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 188 cal., 21 g carb., 8 g sugar.

To toast nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

197 Calories
10g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 197
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 120mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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