If you were crazy enough to plant zucchini in your garden this year, right about now it's bursting at the seams with green gourds a-plenty! Don't give them all away just yet. We have four words for you: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. We loved the looks of this zucchini bread recipe with rich chocolate and a bright hint of orange so, per usual, we did our magic to make it Traeger-worthy.
TRAEGER'ED CHOCOLATE CHIP ZUCCHINI BREAD
PREP TIME: 15 min.
COOK TIME: 45 min. to 1 hour
SERVES: 2 loaves
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Apple or Cherry
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest
Start the Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Preheat to 325 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes with the lid closed.
Grease (2) 9 by 5-inch loaf pans. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, spices and baking soda.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar, and continue beating until well blended.
Stir in oil, vanilla, zucchini, chocolate chips, and orange zest.
Stir in sifted ingredients. Pour into prepared loaf pans.
Put the pans in the center of the grill grate and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Rotate the pans after 20 minutes to help the bread cook evenly. (If it starts to get too dark, put a piece of aluminum foil over the top of the bread pans.)
Remove loaves from pans and cool. Chill before slicing. Top with butter and/or whipped cream for extra decadence.