Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

At the Farmer's Market this past weekend, I picked up 3 large zucchini super cheap!  (Mine haven't come in yet...)  One I used in a foil packet on the grill with yellow squash and shallots.....yummy and the second one I used for this Zucchini Bread! Maybe the third will make it into the Slow Cooker as well this week??? Hmmmmm......

Back to the Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread! This was so quick to put together and it didn't heat up my house at all, on this very humid and hot day we're having!  The bread was moist and flavorful.  I tasted more of the chocolate chips than the zucchini, but I'm not sure that was a very bad thing!  LOL  If you choose to leave the chocolate chips out, please do!  I think this bread will still taste wonderful!  You may want to add in more sugar if you like your bread sweeter and don't use chocolate chips.  It's up to you!  I hope you give this a try!

UPDATE:  This is even better the next day cold!!!!!!  I'm seriously LOVING it.....maybe a bit too much!


Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread


Ingredients:
3 Eggs
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 cup All Natural Applesauce (or use 1 cup vegetable oil)
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup chocolate chips (or more!)
2 cups peeled and grated zucchini

Directions:
Spray your slow cooker insert with non-stick spray.
Mix together the eggs, sugar and applesauce.

Next, mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.

Next, mix in the Zucchini and chocolate chips and pour batter into your Slow Cooker Insert.

Cook on LOW for 2-3 hours, depending on the size of your slow cooker.  I used a 3 Quart, so the smaller, the longer it will cook because it is "deeper."  If you're using a bigger slow cooker, I would check it around 2 hours.

Flip it over onto a plate or serving platter.  It should fall right out if you sprayed your insert!

Enjoy!
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24 comments:

  1. Can't wait to try this. However, I'm new at this and don't know what an "insert" is. Can you fill me in? Thanks so much!

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    1. thanks for asking. I wondered the same thing.

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  2. Stephanie, Usually with slow cookers these days, there is a insert you lift in and out to clean, that's the part you put the food into :)

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  3. AH! So it's not a special "insert" to use for bread that looks like a loaf pan. It's the actual "POT" part versus the "BURNER" part. Thank you! Now I'm up on the lingo! Cannot wait to try this!

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  4. can you use a small loaf pan if you want to?

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  5. Can you use a small loaf pan? If so do you need to have a water bath when cooking it?

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  6. Yes, you can use a loaf pan, but prop it up on some foil so it bakes more evenly. i don't think a water bath is necessary.

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  7. New to slow cooking. Does it have to be natural applesauce for a reason or can I just use regular instead of the oil? I've been a Facebook fan for a while but this may be the first recipe of yours I try :)

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  8. Nerissa, you can use whichever applesauce you like! :)

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  9. I can not use cooking spray because they contain soy ( I have tried to find a brand without soy but they all contain some sort of soy product) what should I use instead?

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  10. Just use gold ole' fashioned butter :)

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  11. Thanks, I have zucchini from a friend but no oven right now - this looks like the perfect solution!

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  12. do you let it cool with the lid on, or take it out when it's done..... I made a bread pudding the other day in the slow cooker (which came out VERY Tasty) but when it was done it was huge, so I uncovered it to let it cool out.... when I looked a half hour later, the thing shrunk by half... I was wondering if I would have left the top on, when it cooled... if it would have kept it's hight!????

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    1. Let it cool with the lid off. It wouldn't have kept it's height. ;)

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  13. Can you use canola oil ?? I don't think either of them have soy in them. Can you also use canola or coconut oil spray as an alternative non-stick oil product ???

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    1. I'm sure both of those would be just fine :)

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  14. I have a 6 quart crock pot.... do you think I could double the recipe???

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  15. I followed this recipe as shown & used my 3 qt crock. I finally turned it off after 4 hours. It had risen to the point of the glass cover being moved up!! IF I try this again, I will have to make 1/2 the recipe - or use a 6 qt crock.

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    1. Perhaps you accidentally exchanged some of the baking powder or soda measurements for TBSP. instead of tsp? Sorry it didn't work out for you. I've made it several times in my 3 quart with absolutely no issue.

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  16. Hi. I do not have chocolate chips but do have cocoa powder. Do you think that would work ok to add a little in?

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