Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread


3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs
2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup pecans, chopped (optional)


Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. 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 pecans (optional). Stir in sifted ingredients. Pour into prepared loaf pans.

Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove loaves from pans and cool before slicing.