Okay so if you have a garden, what are you answers to this question?
Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Zucchini... or all of the above?
Well today I have a yummy recipe for some of the excess hopefully you have some of it lying around waiting to be used. How about some Chocolate Chip Orange Zucchini Bread?? Are you up for it?
2 C white sugar (or 1 white 1 brown)
1 C Vegetable Oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 C grated zucchini
1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
1 TBS Orange Zest
3 C flour (I add 1/2 C more)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. I didn't have ground nutmeg but I did have whole cloves of nutmeg (why I'm not sure!) but it worked great. Can you see it in the mix?
In a large bowl, beat eggs until light & fluffy. Add sugar & continue beating until well blended. Stir in Oil (I actually used 1/2 Olive oil and 1/2 applesauce and no problems), vanilla, zucchini, chocolate chips & orange zest.
Blend in sifted ingredients and pour into 2 greased pans.
So in my greased pan (because there can never be too much sugar right?) I sprinkle a sugar cinnamon mixture before I pour the batter in. And then I actually sprinkle just a little over the top too.
Bake on 350 for 50 Min - I find that I need to cook mine closer to 60 min. So just make sure the tooth pick is clean.