So my mom and I were talking a few weeks ago. She said she made zucchini bread and I thought, "Yuck." I just don't really feel like the words "zucchini" and "bread" go together. At all. It just doesn't sound appetizing to me. Anyone else feel the same way?? All of that explains why I have never made it and maybe the title of this post. ;)
Anyway, mom kept talking and talking about how good it was and that I should try it. So I went and bought some really fresh zucchini and made it- so that I could understand what she was talking about...
And she was right. If I think about it, she always is...
It is insanely delicious and dare I say "healthy." It's a blend of both summer and fall. It has the warm flavors of cinnamon, allspice and freshly grated nutmeg. It also has a hint of freshness from the zucchini and a burst of sweetness from the pineapples and raisins. One might think that none of that goes together, but it really, really does.
My point is that you have to make this. There are so many different recipes out there, but I chose this one and I'm glad I did. Here is what you need and what to do:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 8oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Stir in the zucchini, pineapple and raisins. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Finish cooling on a wire rack. Super easy.
To make it even better, grab some room temp butter or cream cheese. Slather the bread with either. Grab a cup of tea or milk or coffee- whatever floats your boat. Then enjoy!
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