Sunday, October 2, 2011

Apple Zucchini Chocolate Chip Walnut Bread


One of my favorite times of the year, plenty of zucchini and apples..
this is a sweet bread with nuts and chocolate you will love!


1 cup finely grated zucchini 
1 cup grated McIntosh apple, peeled and cored
1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
1 cup canola oil
3 large eggs
1 1/2  teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups plus 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 cup chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
A can of non stick spray
parchment paper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat 2 - loaf pans with nonstick spray. Line the pans with parchment paper and spray the paper.
Combine the zucchini, apple, brown sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla extract in bowl and mix well. Add  the 3 cups flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg to the bowl and blending evenly. 

TIP: Shake the nuts and chips with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon flour to coat and prevent them from sinking. Gently stir in the chocolate chips,  nuts and add the extract.

Divide the batter into the 2 loaf pans.  Bake until a toothpick in the middle comes clean out of each loaf, around 50 minutes to 1 hour. Remove the breads to a wooden board or wire rack to cool.

23 comments:

Foodness Gracious said...

Wow, looks hearty and chunky with tons of flavor! Would love a slice right now.
Take care..

Dzoli said...

Since i follwoing the blogs discovered you can use zuccini in bread(which great dicovery) I made this kind of bread often.Ok now we will add walnuts ..even beter;)

Angie's Recipes said...

This is the season not only of pumpkins, but also lots of apples and nuts. The bread looks fabulous!

Federica said...

Great! This cake is a wondeful mix of ingredients, spiced and tasty. I like it very much. Bye, have a good Sunday

The Mom Chef said...

I'd need to leave the chocolate chips out, but this looks fantastic. I love the idea of the apple and walnuts in a zucchini bread!

Curt said...

What a great list of flavors. Apple along with zucchini, and of course, a bread loaf like this is always better with chocolate chips and nuts.

Drick said...

like the pic of the loaf and along with a few the ingredients, and the top looks very enjoyable... great recipe Claudia...

redkathy said...

How bout this fall weather, finally!? The baking season is finally on. So gonna try this fab bread recipe Claudia.

Tina said...

You really did put some goodies in this one, a little healthy and a little indulgent. I could definitely go for those two anytime. The bread does look tasty. Well done.

Greg said...

This bread looks and sounds amazing. I am going to have to try this one.

Mania said...

this bread looks SO yummy, I never tried zucchini .. definitely going to make this one soon thanks for sharing xx

Anne@frommysweetheart said...

Claudia...I love apple bread and I love zucchini bread. But combine those and then add chocolate chips and walnuts and this is just heaven to me!

the food dude said...

wow, this bread is loaded! The flavors of chocolate chip, walnut and apple must be awesome!

Ann said...

Delicious! Zucchini, apples and chocolate chips? Sign me up!

Katie said...

Clean-up the garden bread - love it! (I have apples, zucchini and walnuts all in my garden)

TheChouxGirl said...

OMG that looks really good...I love the fall and fall-like recipes :D I can't wait to make this

Claudia said...

You are so ready for fall - just a grand combination. And I take it I get two of my helpings of fruits and vegetables with every slice?

Reeni said...

Love your combo of flavors Claudia! And your NY apples! They're the best.

Elies_Lie said...

Ohh... lovely & healthy bread!
tq for sharing the recipe & congratz for the top 9 on Fb! ;)

Lizzy said...

I made my first pumpkin bread of the season yesterday...and here you have another fabulous autumn loaf! YUM.

Congrats on the Top 9! xo

Becky said...

Claudia,

A perfect loaf for Fall. I'm still baking with apples, so I'm bookmarking this!

Congrats on the Top 9!

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, You have been a busy baker!! These cakes look just soooo good. This looks delish for breakfast or anytime! Your friend, Catherine xoxo

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

What a great transition bread, incorporating the summer zucchini and the fall apple!