Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread - The Leftovers Club

I swear, time is just speeding up over here.  Didn't I just post this awesome cake like three days ago? Anyways, it's that time again.  If you're unfamiliar, The Leftovers Club is a group of foodie type bloggers who send each other food once a month.  If you have a blog, you need to do this.  There are free treats.  In the mail.  Waiting, at your home, for you to eat.  Best. Idea. Ever.  Also, new people come to visit your blog, and you make new friends.  I love all these things.

This month, I have been paired with Kim, who blogs at Feed Me Seymour.  You should definitely check out her blog ASAP; she's got some amazing looking recipes, including Tomato Bacon Jam.  I mean, hello, she made jam out of bacon, she has precious puppies, and she hates raisins.  This is the beginnings of a beautiful friendship.



Anyways, I have this CSA thing in my house, so there is a lot of zucchini.  And lettuce, but I couldn't figure out how to turn that into a baked good that people might want to eat, so I went with zucchini bread. Specifically, the kind with chocolate chips.  Because chocolate chips make everything amazing.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread - Adapted from Mom on Timeout

This is the basic "dump things into a bowl, stir, put it in the oven" type quick bread recipe.  Definitely my favorite kind.


























1 1/2 Cups Mashed Banana (3-4 bananas)
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
6 Tablespoons Butter
1 Egg
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 Cups Grated zucchini (most of a decent sized zucchini)
1 1/4 Cups Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Chocolate Chips (I don't like to put amounts on this, because it's not up to me to tell you how to live your life.  Put as many as you damn well please in there)

Pre-heat the oven to 325.  While it's heating up, mash the bananas up.

Then, add in the butter, egg, vanilla, and brown sugar.  When that's all nice and combined, stir in the the zucchini. 

Add the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.  

Dump in the chocolate chips.  Stir and put into a greased baking pan. 

Cook at 325 for around an hour, or until a fork comes out clean.  

This stuff is delish, it ships decently, and with the bananas and zucchini, it's pretty much a health food. I did wait until late in the day to bake it, because it's hot.  Milton is melting. 



























Now, go forth and see what other goodies people have made!! 



19 comments:

  1. Omg. OMG! I cannot wait until this arrives. I'm basically going to scarf the entire thing in one bite. No sharing. NONE. Because this looks/sounds/IS amazing! I adore bread with hidden veggies that tastes like a super treat but is actually healthy. So deceiving but delicious! You're like a spy! :)

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    1. I just love everything about this comment. OMG.

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  2. I love zucchini bread-- and with chocolate, what can be better?!?

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  3. Ohhhh zucchini bread. LOVE it. I made zucchini bread pancakes not long ago -- love how squash makes everything so moist and delicious!

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  4. Ooh! Just got a bunch of zucchini from my CSA this week! Must try this!

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    1. Let me know what you do with the zucchini that don't make it into the bread...I have quite a collection going right now.

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  5. YUM, I love zucchini bread...and adding chocolate never hurts :)

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    1. The chocolate makes it more "treat like" for sure!

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  6. It's been so long since I've baked anything with zucchini. Thanks for reminding me that I need to do so asap!

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    1. You're welcome!! It's a great addition, especially since my favorite part of being healthy is talking about how healthy I am....

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  7. LOVE me some zucchini bread and, I agree, chocolate makes it better. Yay to you for doing the CSA thing, too!!

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    1. Thanks! I've been enjoying it, we had one last year (I share with some neighbors), and it was awesome. I had kind of forgotten how much lettuce you get at first though...

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  8. You are right, chocolate chips make everything amazing! Your partner will be very happy. Your Milton is VERY handsome!!!

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    1. Thanks! He's a good little guy. And super efficient at cleaning the kitchen floors...

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  9. I love your poochie! Now for the awesome recipe!! Yeah!! See you next month too. Great recipe.

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  10. Yay for zucchini! This loaf looks so perfect to use it up!

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