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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Zucchini Bread

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2 cups sugar
1 cup olive oil (I use 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce)
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. grated lemon peel
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. baking powder
2 cups shredded zucchini (about 2 medium)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Directions
Mix sugar, oil, applesauce, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and baking powder; gradually beat into sugar mixture, mixing just until moistened. Stir in the zucchini, lemon peel and nuts. Transfer to prepared 8x4 inch loaf pans. Bake at 350 for about 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (~12 slices each).

Holly's Note:
I found this recipe in the Taste of Home: Cooking School Cookbook when I had some zucchini I needed to use.  You can find the original recipe here. Hands down, this is the best zucchini bread recipe I have ever found.  My teenage son actually requests it. It's light and delicious.  I omit the nuts and lemon peel and I use an oil/applesauce mixture instead of straight oil. It's yummy.

14 comments:

  1. I love how you use half olive oil, half applesauce! I bet it tastes so yummy and moist.... :)
    xox, Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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  2. Oh I love the sound of this! It's on my list!!!

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  3. Looks tasty- I still haven't' baked with courgettes yet but have been meaning to give it a go, thanks for the recipe! #tastytuesdays

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  4. Ooo I love courgette bakes. I've never thought to use it in a bread recipe though. I bet it works well. I must try it! #TastyTuesdays

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  5. My grandmother always used to bake a really 'mean' zucchini loaf...still brings back fond memories :)
    Thanks for linking up at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays! Hope you come again soon (Rachael @ http://www.parentingandhomeschoolinginfaith.com)

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  6. Great recipe! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  7. We will just love your Zucchini Bread, it looks delicious!
    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  8. I've never made zucchini bread and I'm not really sure why. The applesauce and cinnamon sound really good!
    Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo.

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  9. Looks so good! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

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  10. Looks yummy. I make a version with carrot too :) #tastytuesdays

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  11. I love zucchini bread and have made it three times this summer. I put a lemon glaze on mine. One problem. . .I can't stop eating it. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC. Looks delicious!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  12. Great recipe - we love zucchini bread! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  13. Wow love vegetables in breads and cakes, this looks lovely! Thanks for linking up x

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