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zucchini bread with dried cranberries & chocolate chips

3 eggs  •  3/4 C white sugar  •  3/4 C agave nectar  •  2/3 C canola oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract  •  2 C fresh zucchini, grated  •  3 C flour
2 tsp baking soda  •  1/2 tsp baking powder  •  1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon  •  1 C dried cranberries  • 3/4 C chocolate chips
1 C pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)
2 loaf pans, greased and floured

You may be asking yourself, I thought zucchini bread was suppose to be health? What’s with the dried cranberries and chocolate chips? Well, zucchini bread can be somewhat healthy, it just depends on how you make it. I have recipes for many variations on zucchini bread but I enjoy the sweet flavors the cranberries and chocolate add to this bread. If you prefer to keep your zucchini bread on the more savory side you can always omit the cranberries and chocolate and add the nuts instead. Either variation you choose I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how moist and flavorful this bread really is. Hope you and your family enjoy this recipe as much as mine does.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Directions: In a large bowl or electric mixer beat the eggs, sugar, agave nectar, canola oil, vanilla and zucchini.  Meanwhile, in a medium size mixing bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking, powder, salt and cinnamon. While continuing to beat the zucchini mixture add dry ingredients about a cup at a time. Once all ingredients are fully combined you can fold in the dried cranberries, chocolate chips and if desired, the chopped nuts. Evenly disperse the batter into the two greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50-55 minutes or until top cracks and toothpick comes out clean in the center. Allow bread to cool before cutting. Serve alone, with butter or alongside your favorite morning beverage. Store on counter top for 3-4 days or in freezer for up-to three months.

Nutrition Facts: None for this recipe

Makes 2 large loaves

… Hello All, thanks so much for bearing with me as I haven’t posted in weeks! I am in the last week of my pregnancy and everything has been thrown off in preparation for the little man! My due date is approaching quickly and this little one seems like he never wants to come out. My other two kiddos keep wondering if they really are going to have a baby brother … boy are they in for a surprise! I am sure I will take some time off once he is here until we get back into the swing of things. Thanks again for your readership and support. Happy grilling this summer!


One thought on “zucchini bread with dried cranberries & chocolate chips

  1. Look forward to trying it. Hope all goes well with little boy’s entry into the world. Will be praying for you!

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