zucchini orange date nut bread - dee dee's

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Diane Atherton
from PINE MOUNTAIN, GA

If you don't care for Zucchini, this moist and delicious bread may just change your mind! It did mine! When I was still working, an elderly customer that I was very fond of would come in the bank and share gardening tips and recipes with me. This is a recipe that she shared with me and boy am I glad she did! Use coconut oil and honey for a heathier treat. Hope you enjoy this as much I do!

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For zucchini orange date nut bread - dee dee's

  • 3 lg
    eggs
  • 1 c
    cooking oil (or 3/4 cup) (i used 3/4 cup coconut oil)
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar (or 1 cup honey) (i used 1 cup honey)
  • IF YOU USE HONEY, USE THE LESSOR AMOUNT OF COOKING OIL
  • 1 3/4 c
    zucchini, unpeeled and grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange peel (zest)
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1 c
    dates, chopped
  • 1 c
    nuts, chopped (i used walnuts)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda

How To Make zucchini orange date nut bread - dee dee's

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, cooking oil and sugar together until creamy and well blended; add zucchini, orange peel, orange juice, dates, nuts and vanilla; mix well. Set aside.
  • 3
    Stir the flour mixture into the creamy ingredients. Stir until well blended
  • 4
    Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan; pour in the batter and bake for about 45 minutes or until well done. IT TOOK ABOUT 1 1/2 HOURS IN MY OVEN! My oven is new. So, just make sure it’s done before removing from oven. I used a cake tester to test, tested until it came out clean. You can use a toothpick for same results.
  • 5
    NOTE: When I poured the ingredients in the pan, I was certain this batter would rise and run over in to the oven so I placed a piece of aluminum foil under the pan in case it did. It did rise about 1-inch over the top of pan, but it didn’t run over. Perhaps this could be put into 2 loaf pans and baked for 45 minutes.
  • 6
    Serving suggestions: Spread with cream cheese to serve.

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