Have an abundance of summer zucchini? You could make a plain zucchini bread. Or, better yet, you could make Chocolate Chip Cranberry Banana Zucchini Bread!
About the Recipe
I started with a Banana Zucchini Bread recipe from Allrecipes. I had some zucchini from the farmer’s market I wanted to use, along with a few ripe bananas. Then I remembered I also had half a bag of chocolate chips in the pantry and a bag of cranberries in the freezer. As Emeril Lagasse would say, I decided to “kick it up a notch.”
Start by shredding the zucchini. Hopefully you have a food processor. It makes the job much easier.
Then mash your bananas. I like to use a potato masher for the job.
In a stand mixer, add the eggs, vegetable oil, white sugar, brown sugar and bananas.
Mix until well blended.
Add in shredded zucchini.
Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Fold in cranberries and chocolate chips.
Pour into two greased and floured loaf pans.
Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about an hour.
Let the baked loaves cool a bit in the pans on a wire rack.
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