Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I WISH that I was harvesting food from my garden already...but sadly I'm not!  Our garden really struggled this year.  I'm going to blame it on first year garden growers.  Our pots that sat on our apartment porches always did so well.  But yet the first year we live in our own house and plant a garden, hardly anything grows!

Regardless - my neighbor (whose garden is lush and huge!) gave me a couple of really nice zucchini.  Yay!  Time to make yummy things that can be used from food from the garden.

 Enter Chocolate Zucchini Bread
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
6 T. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
3 cups flour
1 T. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups chocolate chips (milk or semi - your preference!)

Mix eggs, sugar and oil.  Add cocoa, vanilla and zucchini.  Mix.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Pour into two small (or one large) greased bread pans and bake at 350 for one hour.

It is delicious!  We ate both loaves yesterday - one before church, and one after :)

*I don't like the skin on the zucchini in bread.  So before I grate the zucchini I peel the skin off.  And then I grate the zucchini with a super fine grater so my kids can hardly tell they're eating it.