8.06.2007

I Love Zucchini #2 and a Keeper from the Recipe Box

My love affair with zucchini continues this week with another great recipe that you can double, triple, freeze, or just eat in large quantities. Remember, zucchini does grate easily and freezes well. Find my first post on zucchini here. There are lots of excellent recipes for zucchini bread. The taste and texture of this one makes it one of my favorites.

Zucchini Bread Plus

Mix these ingredients at medium speed until thick and foamy:
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup olive oil
2 cups sugar ( I use Splenda and about 1 and 1/2 cups)
2 teaspoons vanilla
Stir in the remaining ingredients:
2 cups zucchini, unpeeled and shredded
1-8 1/2 -ounce can crushed pineapple-drained
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup chopped nuts
Grease and flour two 5/9 inch loaf baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. Yield: two loaves. Freezing improves flavor. I always use the smaller size baking pans and it made 6 small loaves. Enjoy!
taken from Best of Friends, Etc. Cookbook by Darlene Glantz Skee

11 comments :

  1. I'm gonna HAVE to get some zucchini next time I go to the grocery store .. I love this!

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  2. That looks fabulous -- I think our zucchini plants are just about done and I wasn't able to make any zucchini bread. (sniff, sniff)

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  3. Shelby; I picked about ten today. I wish you lived closer!
    Marcy: It really is a good recipe.

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  4. My sis gave me a giant zucchini from her garden. We don't like it..lol
    I gave it to a friend and she made bread. She loves zucchini! I'm sending her this recipe!

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  5. Did JEJ check the zucchini today? You know they get so big and bigger isn't better, you know and you'd better wear gloves when you grate the zucchini or you'll cut yourself...Shirley had to wear a band aid to the Silver Spoon you know because LaRue gave her that big zucchini right after (fill in the blank) died and I didn't have any one to go with so I didn't go to the funeral and it was across the street...Norma went with Johnny ...she has a walker you know....

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  6. Now this looks like a Zucchini Bread recipe that I won't get tired of. . .Sad to say, I haven't looked at our Zucchini's yet. Haven't got past my Weed infested flower garden. The Hunk will begin picking them as soon as they are ready. . .the vegetables are his babies.

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  7. I love zucchini in any form....and my favorite is stuffed!

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  8. Jennifer: I am sure she will love the recipe.
    RP: It is just crazy!
    PIMD: I'll bet you have have some soon.
    Jackie: I love it stuffed also. I haven't tried that this year... yet!

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  9. This is a wonderful recipe, and I loved the bread. I'll have to try it, but hopefully I won't cut myself when I grate the zucchini you gave me gloveless!!!

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  10. You mean Pampered Chef doesn't have a gadget for protecting your hands while you grate? Crazy!

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  11. YUMee--love the idea of pineapple and nuts plus thanks for the scoop (get it?) about using Splenda.

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