Can't figure out why it didn't turn out exactly like the last loaf, which was dark, dark brown. Anyway, it's still very moist and delicious, so I won't complain! This bread is perfect with a cup of tea. It's not too sweet, it has dark chocolate and nuts, and best of all -- it's good for you! Two whole zucchinis can't be wrong! So I am passing this excellent recipe on to you, so you can benefit from the nutritious qualities of this healthy bread :)
Zucchini BreadGrate 2C zucchini. This usually turns out to be about 2 medium-size zucchini. Note that after grating, you should squeeze through cheesecloth to get most of the moisture out. There will be a LOT of moisture.
*eta: I've been notified that it's not necessary to squeeze out the moisture! Well, that would certainly change the cooking conditions, but I'll try it that way next time.
Mix grated zucchini with 3 eggs, 1C vegetable oil, 1C packed dark brown sugar, and 2t vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine:
1C flour, 1C whole wheat flour, 1/4t baking powder, 2t baking soda, 1t salt, 3t cinnamon, 1C walnuts, 1/2C dark chocolate chips (or more) and 1/4C wheat germ.
Combine the contents of the 2 bowls.
Pour into loaf pan.
Bake at 350F for about an hour.
Try to wait for it to cool before you eat it, but you won't be able to. So go ahead.
Enjoy -- remember, it's healthy!