Our oldest has been asking me for quite some time to make some zucchini bread, so I figured I had put it off long enough.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup vegetable oil OR 1 cup applesauce (for lower fat content)
2 1/4 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans.
Mix flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Beat eggs, oil/applesauce, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well.
Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.
Did I change anything? I didn’t add the nuts because I know our family likes it better without. Also, I used the applesauce instead of the oil, but I think the texture of the bread is better when you use the oil.
What did the family think? They love zucchini bread and it’s great for breakfast, snacks and dessert. Also, since this makes two loaves…this bread freezes really well.