Chocolate Chip Orange Zucchini Bread

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Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Directions

    Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices. In large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar, and continue beating until well blended. Stir in oil, vanilla, zucchini, nuts, chocolate chips, and orange rind. Blend in sifted ingredients. Turn batter into two greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes, or until bread tests done. Remove loaves from pans, cool. Chill before slicing.
    ?For these two loaves of heavenly quick bread, the flavors and textures of orange, zucchini, chocolate and chopped nuts are marvelously combined.?

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