Thursday, September 25, 2008

Zucchini Bread

Recently, my fabulous neighbor and farmer, Jack, gave me a ton of Zucchini (as well as loads of other wonderful produce over the summer). I have never made Zucchini Bread before and decided now was the time to try it! I have to say it was moist and delicious, I will be making it often now that I know how good it is!

The view from my back deck, Jack's garden early in the summer!

I checked out a few recipes online and created my own version! This makes 2 loaves. p.s. thanks Pam for letting me borrow your beautiful platter!

3 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground nutmeg (fresh is best)
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
4 eggs beaten
2 cups grated Zucchini (use a towel and squeeze excess liquid out)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 cup chopped nut of your choice, I used Walnuts
2 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 loaf pans

In a large bowl combine flour, salt, nutmeg, baking soda, cinnamon and both sugars

In a separate bowl, combine oil, applesauce, eggs, water, zucchini, honey, vanilla and lemon juice

Mix wet ingredients into dry, and fold in nuts, split between your 2 loaf pans

Bake for 1 hour or until your knife comes out clean


Raquel said...

I love zucchini bread. Yours looks fab! I have a chocolatae version I make with cinnamon in it - heavenly. Much love, Raquel XO

Paula said...

I think I am in love with your neighbor, Jack. *sigh* I also would love a slice of this zucchini bread! I haven't made a single loaf this year, and could really go for a slice. YUM!

Heather said...

mmm i love zucchini bread. i've only recently accquired a taste for it, so i'm catching up by eating it a lot :) your neighbor sounds awesome! that's my dream man. someone who comes over and gives me produce :)

MaryBeth said...

I love zucchini bread, not a big fan of nuts so when I make it I substitute either raisins or chocolate chips. Lovely pic!

Lisa said...

The bread looks so dense and good. Nice garden Jack has.

Pam said...

We sure have an amazing neighbor. The bread looks really tasty.

Candy said...

Jack looks to be a wonderful neighbor! Looks like a great bread recipe.

Jan said...

I've never had zucchini bread, but it's certainly on my list of recipes to try.

Usha said...

This zucchini bread looks wonderful:)

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