Monday, August 6, 2007

Zucchini Bread

This recipe is another favorite of mine. I had been looking for a really good recipe for Zucchini Bread for a long time. Every time I tried a new one, even ones given to me by friends, the bread didn't come out good. Too dry, too dense, no taste, etc. One day at work, a co-worker of mine told me about his mother's bread recipe. He offered to get a copy for me. His mom was nice enough to write it down and sent it back to me. First time I tried it, I knew it was the One!

Zucchini Bread

2 cups sugar

1 cup cooking oil (for a lower fat version- I have subsituted 1/4 applesauce and 3/4 oil with great results)

3 eggs

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp cloves, cinnamon, and ginger

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups flour

2 cups grated zucchini

1 8oz can crushed pineapple, drained

1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1 cup raisins (optional)

Combine sugar and oil, add eggs one at a time. In a seperate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add dry mix to sugar, oil and egg mixture, alternating with the zucchini and pineapple. Add vanilla. Stir in nuts and raisins. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans (I've used 8 x 8 glass pans too, just watch cause it bakes faster). Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie"
-Jim Davis


Anonymous said...

Sure wish I had some. I'm a lonely drifter who goes from town to town. Today I arrived in Indianapolis but the restaurant was closed at my hotel so...I'm looking at pictures of food instead of eating. Maybe I'll look you up LATE tomorrow and get some of the these goodies. Snicker, Snicker.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Hey Lonely Drifter...if it is Zucchini Bread that gets you back here, I'll start baking now. :)