Thursday, September 11, 2008

Zucchini coming out our ears...

My roommate Julie's dad gave us a couple of HUGE zucchini and I don't like to eat them unless they are in zucchini bread so it was time to make zucchini bread. My other roomie Jill and I grated one of the zucchini, have made three batches of bread/muffins and still have half of it grated in the fridge...we haven't even touched the other two yet! Anyway, these recipes are really good so I thought I would share.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

2 small zucchini (2 cups) grated

4 cups flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 1/2 cup oil

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups mild

2 tsp vanilla 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Bake 350 for 1 hour 15 minutes (if doing bread, a lot less time for muffins)

Makes 2 loaves or tons of mini muffins.

Zucchini Bread

3 eggs

2 cups grated zucchini (leave the skin on, thats where all the fiber and vitamins are)

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened

2 tsp vanilla

3 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

3 cups flour

1. Beath eggs, add grated zucchini, set aside.

2. Beat sugar and butter, add vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Mix well. Add the flour mix to the zucchini/egg mix. Mix well.

3. Pour into greased pans and bake at 350F for 1 hour.