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zucchini bread, noel's

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

My daughter Noel makes the best veggie and fruit breads... This one is a family favorite! Sometimes she puts optional ingredients in... sometimes she makes a simple zucchini bread... She likes to make it different ways depending if she wants to make it a meal side or a dessert. I was lucky to be at her home while she was making a few different types... Play With Your Food! xo

(2 ratings)
yield 2 loaves
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For zucchini bread, noel's

  • 4 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    each: ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground ginger
  • 3 c
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 5 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/2 c
  • 4 c
    zucchini, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped (or walnuts)
  • 1 c
    chocolate chips, mini
  • 1 c

How To Make zucchini bread, noel's

  • 1
    Grease and flour two large loaf pans or 2 large muffin tins. I have large loaf pans (10 x 6)
  • 2
    Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 3
    Put all dry ingredients into a bowl and stir together. Form a "well" , set aside until needed.
  • 4
    Beat the eggs, add remaining wet ingredients. Mix together well. Pour liquid mixture into the "well" of the dry ingredients.
  • 5
    Mix together to form batter.
  • 6
    OPTIONAL ingredients can be stirred in at this time. Chocolate, raisins, yogurt or white chocolate raisins, craisins, chocolate chips or chunks.
  • batter with zucchini added
    Add shredded carrot ( optional) and shredded zucchini, and stir until evenly distributed.
  • 8
    Distribute batter into pans or muffin tins.
  • Baked Zucchini Bread
    Bake zucchini bread for 45 to 55 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).
  • 10
    Bake zucchini muffins for 25 to 35 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).
  • batter with zest and zucchini, grated carrots, batter
muffin pan, muffins, 
optional : chocolate covered raisins, chocolate chunks (chips), raisins
    Completely cool in pans before removing, wrapping, bagging, freezing or storing.