Saturday, September 1, 2012

Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Bread

Do you have zucchini coming out your ears?  My zucchini plants failed three times before I gave up trying to grow them, however I have some very generous neighbors who keep gifting me with giant zucchini.  So even without my own garden zucchini, I have plenty.  

I love making zucchini bread, and banana bread, so I was very excited to find this recipe that incorporated both those elements.  And it used up some of that zucchini! :)

Keep posted, I've got quite a few more zucchini recipes coming your way this week!

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Adapted from: Shoots and Roots
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini, shredded/grated
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional, but very tasty)
Preheat your oven to 350degs.  In a bowl, mash the bananas, then mix in the zucchini, sugar, and egg.  Mix well, and then add your dry ingredients: Flour, baking powder, baking soda, slat, and cinnamon.  Gradually mix until well combined.  Stir in the melted butter and chocolate chips.  Pour into a greased bread pan.  Bake for approx. 1 hour, or until done.  Check with a toothpick in the center--if it comes out fairly clean, it's done.  If it's doughy, not done.  Give it 5-10 minutes more and then check again.



  1. I think I am trying this tomorrow, although I have no fresh zucchini (I have some frozen). Did you use the seeds or not? I have noticed with giant zucchini the seeds don't grate well (at least for me).

    1. AJ, I normally scoop the seeds out and use my food processor to grate everything up. Goes much faster than by hand!


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