Zucchini bread is so good, and so versatile. You can add whatever you want generally speaking, and it still maintains such great moisture and density. This one is a little bit sweet, a little bit tart, and a whole lot delicious. I used super dark chocolate so that it wasn't too sweet, and the flavor blends so well with the cranberries - it's perfect for breakfast, brunch, or in the afternoon with a cup of tea. SO good.
- sunflower oil - 1 cup
- eggs - 3
- sugar - 1 1/2 cups
- vanilla - 2 tsp
- flour - 3 cups
- salt - 1 tsp
- baking soda - 1 tsp
- baking powder - 1/2 tsp
- cinnamon - 1 tsp
- zucchini - 2 cups, grated
- walnuts - 1/2 cup, chopped
- cranberries - 1/2 cup, dried
- chocolate chips - 1 cup
- Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9x5x3" loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to blend the oil and eggs and sugar together. Add the vanilla and beat to combine.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon and stir to combine.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and use the electric mixer to blend together until combined.
- Use a wooden spoon to stir in the zucchini, walnuts, cranberries and chocolate chips.
- Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf pan and bake until a toothpick test comes back clean - about 50 - 60 minutes.
- Allow to cool for about 15 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.