3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups zucchini squash, grated
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (can also use milk chocolate chips)
1 tablespoon orange peel, zest
cool whip, optional for serving
zucchini squash ribbons for serving, optional
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, pecans, chocolate chips, and orange zest. 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. Chill before slicing.
Makes 2 loaf pans, serves about 16