Saturday, August 16, 2014

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups finely chopped zucchini
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease two loaf pans.
Beat all ingredients on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly.  Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
Pour into pans.  
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack.

I like this recipe better then any I've tried before.. it uses less oil and I love the spices in it.
This recipe came out of my old 1969 Better Crocker cook book and is actually called zucchini spice cake and intended to be baked in a cake pan.  I always use my Bunt pan instead of loaf pans.. these kind of breads are great for breakfast with a cup of coffee.

I substituted 1/2 cup whole wheat flour for 1/2 cup white.. instead of water I used spiced rum and added 1 cup dates along with the 1 cup of nuts.
Give it a try, I promise you it's delicious.

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