This time of year most of us have a home-grown zucchini laying around (even if we don't have a garden) and need something to do with it. There's lots of creative recipes out there, but this week I decided to go with the traditional zucchini bread. It was delicious! Thanks Katja!
The thing that I love about this recipe is that it can be any kind of bread - read below for different variation ideas.
Stir together the following ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 c chopped nuts (optional)
Beat the following till well blended:
1 1/2 cups sugar1 cup oil
Stir in 1 tsp of vanilla and one of the following:
a) 2 cups coarsley shredded zucchini OR
b) 2 cups chopped seeded & peeled tomatoes OR
c) 2 cups shredded apples & 1 tsp lemon juice OR
d) 1 Tbsp grated orange peel cobined with 1 cup mashed banana & 1 finely chopped orange equalling 2 cups
Pour into greased and floured loaf pans. Bake 50-60 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven. Let stand for 10 minutes, then turn out on rack to cool. Makes 2 loaves.