Thursday, January 19, 2006

Get ready to print this out.

How do you follow the sheer bliss of little kids toilet papering the house? With a recipe for Zucchini Bread, that's how. There is a previous post of this stuff lined up cooling on a baking rack if you want to go look for it. Back in November, I believe. Here is the recipe, and like the title says- you will probably want to print this out, add the ingredients to your next grocery list and make this stuff as soon as you get the chance. This recipe is healthy AND yummy! You will make this and then come back here to thank me in the comments. You're welcome in advance. Actually, you have my Mom to thank. She's coming here from MN to MI on Saturday. I'll tell her "thank you" from you then.
Zucchini Bread...
Ingredients: 3 eggs, 3 cups flour, 1/2 cup unsweetened {natural} applesauce, 1/2 cup oil {I use canola}, 1 and 3/4 cups sugar, 2 cups grated zucchini {which equals 2 sm-med sized zucchinis}, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 heaping tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 3 tsp. vanilla, 1 small can mandarin oranges {drained!}
Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In large bowl, combine dry ingredients- flour, sugar, salt, powder, soda, cinnamon & nutmeg. Set aside. In another large mixing bowl combine the moist ingredients- eggs, applesauce, oil, grated zucchini, & oranges. Mix on med. speed until well combined and then slowly add dry ingredients. Pour into greased bread pans {I usually make a pan of mini muffins and 3 small loaves}. If you are baking standard sized loaves, place in oven and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes at 325. If you make smaller pans like I do, bake muffins for 15-18 minutes, and small bread loaves for 45-50 minutes. The loaves should not be gooey on top- make sure they spring back when you touch them.
Good luck with this recipe. If you have kids that are "tough-sells" on eating vegetables, try this one on them. I bet they'll love it!


Jody said...

The picture of the little loaves of zucchini bread is posted in the November archives on Thursday, Nov. 10, '05. And for your information- there was some good bloggin' about that time too. In case you haven't followed along since then. It would be like getting a double-shot of Nitty.Gritty. That's a good thing!

caren said...

Awesome recipe - thanks!!!