Chocolate Chip Orange Zucchini Loaf

    1 hour 5 minutes

    A tasty sweet bread with chocolate chips, orange zest and zucchini. This recipe is easy and makes two 23 x 13 cm loaves.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 3 eggs
    • 2 cups (470g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 2 cups grated zucchini
    • 1 cup (120g) chopped walnuts
    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 1 tablespoon orange zest
    • 3 cups (370g) plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    2. In a 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 23 x 13 cm loaf tins.
    3. Bake at 180 degrees C for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove loaves from tins and cool. Chill before slicing.

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    Simply amazing flavor! I love this recipe, and have successfully made the following changes: I substituted 1/2 c. of unsweetened applesauce for 1/2 c. oil; I added 3 c. of zucchini; I made muffins instead of loaves.  -  31 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was outstanding -- my favorite zucchini bread recipe. I substituted white chocolate chips for the semisweet, doubled the orange zest (2T), used 1/2 cup applesauce & 1/2 cup oil, and baked for about 55 minutes in a bundt pan ... turned out wonderfully!! I also added an orange glaze (2T juice, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla). I'm making it again today but will try it out with lemon zest instead (and lemon glaze), as that is what I have on hand.  -  20 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I love the different levels of flavor in this. I only had 1 cup of zucchini I had frozen in a zippy bag, so chopped another cup of apple. subbed out the cinnamon with apple pie spice. Omitted nuts and used special dark chocolate chips. I love the combo of flavor with the orange and dark chocolate, as well as the spice. Replaced all the oil with applesauce. This looks very pretty when cut. *This makes a nice thick batter, so chocolate chips are evenly distributed throughtout and do not sink to the bottom which sometimes can occur in a thinner batter. A nice holiday bread with a nice change of pace from the mundane zucchini bread recipe. The cooking time in my oven was within the perimeters stated in the recipe.  -  07 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)