Zucchini Bread

16 Apr

Well, since my love of zucchini is well-established, I’ll just get right to it.  This is delicious zucchini bread, and even more delicious if you add a crumble topping of approx. 1 tbsp melted butter, 1/2 cup oats and 1/3 cup brown sugar…adjust to your taste, but don’t make TOO much since it will just fall off when you de-pan the loaves anyway.

(This recipe makes 2 loaves)

ZUCCHINI BREAD

1 1/2 cups white flour

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg (optional…nutmeg gives me the heebie jeebies.)

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup vegetable oil OR melted butter

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini (or carrots, or a combination of the two)

1/2 cup walnuts and/or raisins (optional…raisins also give me the heebie jeebies.)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine first 7 ingredients.  Beat eggs in large mixing bowl and gradually beat in sugar, then oil and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients, mixing well.  Stir in zucchini, nuts and raisins.

Divide batter over 2 greased 8.5×4.5″ loaf pans. Top with crumb topping if using, lightly pressing topping down into batter.  Bake for 55-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in pans 10 minutes, then remove to rack to cool completely.

Freeze unneeded portions well-wrapped and unsliced to retain maximum freshness.


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4 Responses to “Zucchini Bread”

  1. Tanya April 16, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    Wow, one cup oil is a lot of oil! I wonder if applesauce can be substituted…

    • hiddenponies April 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

      I’m sure it can – I’m just not a fan of the “slime” texture I sometimes find applesauce gives things 🙂 I actually like it with half butter, half oil, and it is divided over 2 loaves….keeps it moist!

  2. Mrs. M. also known as Nancy :) April 16, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    You coming up to Vernon anytime soon to bring me a few of those for our freezer ??? :o) Hubby makes a two loaves koek recipe and the occasional dutch cake but that’s the extent of his baking repertoire. He does well though and I’m proud of his willigness to do them :o)

    • hiddenponies April 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

      I think next time I come to Vernon I will definitely have to fill your freezer…gives me an excuse to bake way more than I can ever fit in my little fridge freezer 🙂 Probably not till next fall though when Brandon and Chelsea move back…but then I hear patience is your strong suit!

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