When I lived in Cincinnati I worked at a Catholic nursing home run by nuns. There was one particular nun in charge of the food. She made a ton of baked good for a bake sale they were having. Not everything sold so they gave the extras to the residents. Being in charge of the 4th floor pantry I just had to try some of the zucchini bread that was sent up for breakfast. It was seriously the best bread I had ever eaten. Although I don't know her recipe, I knew one day I would have to make some of my own. Then one of my co-workers at my job now mentioned how he really liked chocolate chip zucchini bread, so I figured now was a great time to try.
What you need:
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup plain apple sauce
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 2 cups grated zucchini (about 2 large or 4 small zucchinis)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven 350 F. Spray a 9x5x3 in. loaf pan.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl combine olive oil, apple sauce, sugar, eggs, grated zucchini, and vanilla.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the large bowl and mix until all ingredients are combined.
- Pour mixture into greased loaf pan and cook for about 1 hour-1 hour 10 minutes. Test with a tooth pick or fork to make sure bread is cooked completely. I cooked mine for additional time. Checking every 10 minutes after the initial time was up.
- Let the bread cool on a wire rack.