Geeky Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread, Amy's Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread and a few others I posted or linked to last year on National Zucchini Day. Also have a bit of zucchini lore there.
Here's the recipe I've adapted from an old Sunset Magazine. It's changed a bit over the years. This is simple and delicious. You can substitute grated carrots for the zucchini if you want to 'celebrate' a different food holiday! :-)
Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread
2 beaten eggs
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons Madagascar Vanilla
3 cups grated fresh zucchini
2/3 cup melted unsalted butter
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups King Arthur (or regular) flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped dark chocolate: fair trade, organic 75% or so cacao
Preheat the oven to 350°F
Mix together sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix in grated zucchini. Add melted butter and stir. Add baking soda and salt and mix together. Add flour, a little at a time and mix. Add cinnamon and mix. Fold in nuts and chocolate.
Divide batter into 2 buttered 9 inch loaf pans. I use to make this in coffee cans, but they don't make the right kind any more.
Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pans for 10 minutes.
Turn onto wire racks and cool thoroughly.
Makes 2 loaves.
I love this toasted!