Saturday, July 10, 2010

Zucchini bread

We have been enjoying more zucchini this year than ever before, and we didn't even plant any in our garden. The farmer's market has had loads. Yesterday I realized I still had a couple in the fridge and needed to use them up, so I decided to try some zucchini bread. I found the recipe at Recipe Zaar my go to online recipe source. I did a couple little adjustment, because that's just how I am, and it was heavenly, just look at that yummy texture.

The recipe makes 2 loaves, which will last about 3 hours around our house, yes seriously, but thankfully I still have more zucchini and am getting ready to throw another batch in the oven. And I have already told Carl we are planting zucchini next year!

Zucchini Bread

2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 cups flour
3 tablespoons vanilla (I know that's a lot, but trust the process)
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup applesauce
2 cups grated zucchini
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup nuts (optional)
3 teaspoons cinnamon

Stir all ingredients together, pour into 2 greased loaf pans. And bake at 350 for one hour, or at 325 for 55 minutes, if you are using my oven ;)