Quick easy recipe that will impress both family and friends. So easy, yet tastes like you spent hours baking!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices.

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  • In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar, and continue beating until well blended. Stir in oil, vanilla, zucchini, nuts, chocolate chips, and orange rind. Blend in sifted ingredients. Turn batter into two greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes, or until bread tests done. Remove loaves from pans, and cool. Chill before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

280 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 34.3g 11% DV; fat 15.3g 24% DV; cholesterol 23.3mg 8% DV; sodium 165.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2006
Simply amazing flavor! I love this recipe, and have successfully made the following changes: I substituted 1/2 c. of unsweetened applesauce for 1/2 c. oil; I added 3 c. of zucchini; I made muffins instead of loaves. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2003
We thought this was an OK recipe nothing too special. My family thought it was too sweet with too many flavors competing for attention. Read More
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468 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 356
  • 4 star values: 81
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2006
Simply amazing flavor! I love this recipe, and have successfully made the following changes: I substituted 1/2 c. of unsweetened applesauce for 1/2 c. oil; I added 3 c. of zucchini; I made muffins instead of loaves. Read More
(210)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2006
This was outstanding -- my favorite zucchini bread recipe. I substituted white chocolate chips for the semisweet, doubled the orange zest (2T), used 1/2 cup applesauce & 1/2 cup oil, and baked for about 55 minutes in a bundt pan ... turned out wonderfully!! I also added an orange glaze (2T juice, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla). I'm making it again today but will try it out with lemon zest instead (and lemon glaze), as that is what I have on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2006
I love the different levels of flavor in this. I only had 1 cup of zucchini I had frozen in a zippy bag so chopped another cup of apple. subbed out the cinnamon with apple pie spice. Omitted nuts and used special dark chocolate chips. I love the combo of flavor with the orange and dark chocolate as well as the spice. Replaced all the oil with applesauce. This looks very pretty when cut. This makes a nice thick batter so chocolate chips are evenly distributed throughtout and do not sink to the bottom which sometimes can occur in a thinner batter. A nice holiday bread with a nice change of pace from the mundane zucchini bread recipe. The cooking time in my oven was within the perimeters stated in the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
I have made these 3 times now and it gets better every time! This is my favorite 'zucchini' bread. The last time I made it I used the fresh orange juice and mixed with powdered sugar to make a glace while the bread was still warm~~sooooo gooddd.........thanks for this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2007
MMMMMM! FANTASTIC! The only changes I did was substitute 1/2 applesauce for 1/2 oil and doubled the orange zest. I baked the bread in 2, 8x8 glass baking dishes for 35 minutes. After it cooled I made an orange glaze to pour over the top of it. Oh man....this bread did not last long!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
The bread came out moist and excellent in texture and flavor. Pleased with this recipe and will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2003
This was great. Definitely wait until the loaf is chilled before slicing. There are a lot of good flavors going on with this bread. I used applesauce instead of vegetable oil, and no one could tell the difference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2003
This was very good. Definitely will make this one again! I left out the nuts and nutmeg. Pressed the zucchini to get some of the liquid out, and added extra orange zest. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2006
I thought this was very good. I cut the recipe in half to make one loaf. The orange flavor was interesting. Not bad just interesting. I used half Splenda half sugar. I used yogurt for the oil used half whole wheat flour and half white flour. I also added some ground flax seed. I did grate some green apple with the zucchini but you can't even tell that it's there. This may sound strange but I put peanut butter on top when the bread was still warm and it was very good. I would make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2003
We thought this was an OK recipe nothing too special. My family thought it was too sweet with too many flavors competing for attention. Read More
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