1tablespoonmilk or cream- 2 tablespoons milk or cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan.
In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the sugar and vegetable oil until well combined. Mix in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
Mix the dry ingredients into the sugar and oil mixture until nearly combined, then mix in the grated zucchini and 1/2 cup chocolate chips until just combined.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Spread batter as needed to form an even layer.
Bake bread in the middle of the oven for about 45-60 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Cool bread slightly in pan, then remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
Meanwhile, place 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon milk or cream in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for about 20-30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Add a little more milk or cream as needed for spreadable consistency. Spread over top of bread.
SNAPPY TIPS: If bread starts to brown too quickly on top before the middle is done cooking, you can lightly cover the top of the bread with aluminum foil to finish baking.SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: In addition or instead of the chocolate chips in the bread you can use your favorite baking chip, chopped nuts, or toffee chips. A little cinnamon or orange zest would also be a good addition.
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