Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is a favorite in my house!

A new season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey has started.
I live in New Jersey and wasn’t asked to be part of the cast…which is, I know, I know, really unbelievable.
I think it might be because I am not Italian.
Or maybe because I don’t live in a ginormous house with lots of marble.
…or maybe because I have nice friends…
you know, not the kind of friends that pull out my “weave” or call me a “prostitution whore”.
MAYBE it’s because I have never use the word “matriarch” to describe myself or because I’ve never called my husband “juicy”.
Or it could be because I drive a minivan, not a Range Rover.
Possibly it’s because I don’t attend events that require me to “walk the runway” in feathered accessories
…or because I don’t have a lot of bedazzled clothing.
Maybe I wasn’t considered because I am not tan all year long, or have super long french manicured nails?
Should I start practicing the table flip?  or ask my husband to get a questionable job in “real estate development”…you think?
Any way you slice it I don’t think I am in the running for newest cast member.
{sigh}
Speaking of slicing…do you guys have a good kitchen knife?
Wait…maybe that’s why Bravo hasn’t called yet…because I can be trusted with a knife!
Yes, that’s totally why…because ya know, those Housewives are crazy y’all!
Anyways, you guys have GOT to try this knife
It’s the 7″ Santoku Knife from Ergo Chef.
The people over Ergo Chef have, in my opinion, developed the perfect go-to kitchen knife.
Their line of knives have the most ideal shape, angle and design for slicing, dicing and chopping.
The ergonomic handle fits perfect in your hand…it just FEELS good to hold.
I think every kitchen needs a good knife..and I wouldn’t say this unless I meant it..the Santoku knife has become a staple in my kitchen.
It’s like all sciencey and stuff.
Now onto the Zucchini bread…
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread, actually

You’ll need some grated zucchini…

Mix up your batter and don’t forget the chocolate chips!

Bake and drizzle some glaze.  Glaze is good.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
 
makes 2 loaves
Ingredients
Bread:
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (approx 1 large zucchini or 2 small)
  • 3 eggs (lightly whisked)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp.cinnamon
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
For glaze:
  • 3 oz. softened cream cheese
  • ¼ cup (plus more if needed) powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray 2 8x4 loaf pans with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl stir until combined zucchini, eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Mix (about 50 strokes) until incorporated.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Divide the batter equally between the two pans and bake 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool and remove from pans.
For glaze:
  1. Combine all ingredients and using a handheld mixer beat together until smooth adding more milk or powdered sugar until the consistency you desire is achieved.
  2. When the loaves have cooled drizzle the glaze on top.

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Kori
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Kori
May 26, 2011 4:25 pm

Thumbs up on this and facebook =)

ES
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ES
May 26, 2011 4:26 pm

Ditto, plus now I'm starving for some of that bread!

Alicia
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Alicia
May 26, 2011 4:28 pm

Becuase my paring knife is dull, dull, dull…

Jennifurla
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Jennifurla
May 26, 2011 4:29 pm

This looks fantastic. I need new knives because my current set is about 9 years old and from Target…it is in a world of hurt these days.

Colleen
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Colleen
May 26, 2011 4:31 pm

Oh, pick me! I have basically one kitchen knife. I make it do for everything. And let me tell you, it's just not cutting it! (yes, pun was definitely intended.)

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
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Lauren at Keep It Sweet
May 26, 2011 4:33 pm

I love the look of that zuccini bread! I need a new knife to give to my sister who doesn't have any good knives in her collection!

jtougas
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jtougas
May 26, 2011 4:35 pm

because im still using the ones i snagged from my parents "extras" bin in the basement…for college.

Karen
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Karen
May 26, 2011 4:36 pm

I also have just one good knife to use in the kitchen. I'd love to expand that! And I love chocolate chips in banana bread, so I'm sure this recipe would be just as good.

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FromTheHeartsOf
May 26, 2011 4:41 pm

OMG I love the Real Housewives, especially Jersey, boy what does that say about me. Oh well, I love Zucchini Bread even more, and chocolate even more than that lol. Do I redeem myself? :)

Lori
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Lori
May 26, 2011 4:49 pm

That Zucchini bread looks delicious! I shared the giveaway on fb, I'd love some new kitchen knives!
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Ella
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Ella
May 26, 2011 5:06 pm

I shared it. 😀

Ella,

Nicole
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Nicole
May 26, 2011 5:11 pm

Shared it, with fingers crossed!

Robin
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Robin
May 26, 2011 5:12 pm

left it! love the blog

Patti
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Patti
May 26, 2011 5:16 pm

Darn…now I wish I would have bought zucchini the other day instead of summer squash. :( That looks really good right now.

Erin
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Erin
May 26, 2011 5:19 pm

I shared the link and I'm anxiously waiting for my zucchini in the garden to grow so I can make this. Yum!

Food Glorious Food!
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Food Glorious Food!
May 26, 2011 5:23 pm

Great looking looking bread! Love the knife but will never be mine.. I never have the luck :)

Alexis
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Alexis
May 26, 2011 5:26 pm
Karen
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Karen
May 26, 2011 5:38 pm

Did it! And this post is sooo meant to be for me. I just grated like 4 zucchini yesterday and hadn't decided what to do with them yet AND I have a random 6 ounces of cream cheese in the fridge that needs to be used. Double batch? I think so.

Trish - Sweetology101
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Trish - Sweetology101
May 26, 2011 5:43 pm

Trish here…I follow and tweeted on twitter (that was a mouthful or handful I guess since I am typing). Shared on FB too. I love Teresa on the RHONJ…but all time fav is Tamara, no wait..Kim Z…no maybe Bethany..man I need a life. But seriously, from Bev Hills those ladies rock. We were in CA and ate at Villa Blanca and her hubby was there and was very very nice to all the "groupies"..of which I was one.

Aimee
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Aimee
May 26, 2011 5:44 pm

I shared! And I drooled! Yummy bread.
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
May 26, 2011 5:54 pm

hi! i don't have a facebook account! really! can i still be entered into the knife giveaway? if so, lvl122 at hotmail dot com! thanks!

The Poet Herself
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The Poet Herself
May 26, 2011 6:13 pm

I shared it on Facebook. That bread looks delicious, BTW! :)

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BigBearswife
May 26, 2011 6:15 pm

Sharing now :) Bigbearswife at hotmail dot com :)

Laurie Reyes
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Laurie Reyes
May 26, 2011 6:22 pm

I shared it on facebook! Cant wait to make the bread. I really love the knives too. Wish me luck!!!

Kristie Maynard
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Kristie Maynard
May 26, 2011 6:32 pm
kdy12570
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kdy12570
May 26, 2011 6:36 pm

Always looking for a good zucchini bread recipe–can't wait to try it out–thanks! I shared on my facebook page–please enter me to win!!
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Stephanie @ Vegetarian Bakeaholic
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Stephanie @ Vegetarian Bakeaholic
May 26, 2011 6:38 pm

Shared the post!!

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Courtney
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Courtney
May 26, 2011 6:40 pm

Shared! Looks delicious! :)

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Sandi
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Sandi
May 26, 2011 6:56 pm

Definitely going to have to try this! I shared on FB. Love your blog! Thanks!

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TuffGuy
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TuffGuy
May 26, 2011 7:24 pm

I shared- (and now for more sharing) is it me or does the paring knife always dull first? I go through those twice as fast as any other knife…

Marnely Rodriguez
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Marnely Rodriguez
May 26, 2011 7:43 pm

awesome giveaway! I shared on FB!

Jessi Timmermans
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Jessi Timmermans
May 26, 2011 7:58 pm

I shared, and I love this blog, giggled all the way through it, and your bread recipie sounds tasty too! looking forward to reading more!
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Heather McMullin
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Heather McMullin
May 26, 2011 8:39 pm

Looks so amazing!!

Heather
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All That
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All That's Left Are The Crumbs
May 26, 2011 9:28 pm

Great giveaway! Maybe if I won these knives I could convince my husband that the rest of our 15+ year-old knives need replacing. I shared on Facebook.

Gloria
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Gloria
May 26, 2011 9:37 pm
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