Monday, August 30, 2010

Zucchini Bread

This was my first attempt at Zucchini Bread and it was delicious! I also LOVE the 4 Loaf Tray that I baked it in...wonderful!!

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil (I used ½ cup oil + ½ cup applesauce)
2 1/4 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1/2 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 325; place 4 Loaf Tray on perforated baking sheet.
2. Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl.
3. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts or chocolate chips until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
4. Bake for 40 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 10-20 minutes at least. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.

One of the reasons I love this tray is that you can make all 4 different. So, I made the basic recipe with no chocolate chips or nuts, poured about 1 1/4 cups into two of the loaves, then I added chocolate chips and poured the rest in the other 2 loaves. You could also do that with nuts as well. This turned out really well! I used 1/2 applesauce and you couldn't tell, so next time I may try all applesauce. It is super moist and yummy, and my girls loved it!!

Side note - I will say you can definitely taste the cinnamon, which I kind of liked, but if you're not a huge cinnamon fan, you may want to use less of it.

1 comment:

  1. So if I want to make one in a 9x4 loaf pan, I half the recipe, right?