A Southern Table: Zucchini Bread
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Recipe Type: Baking
Serves: 12
 
Zucchini bread made with whole grains, nuts, brown sugar and spices. The flavors are fantastic.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (99 g) all purpose flour, unbleached
  • 1 cup (130 g) whole wheat flour (can substitute all purpose flour)
  • ½ cup (100 g) packed dark brown sugar (light brown can be substituted)
  • 6 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (80 g) old fashioned oats
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup (236.6 mL) vegetable oil such as safflower
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (248 g) grated zucchini (~2 medium)
  • ½ cup (60 g) lightly toasted, chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Turbinado or raw sugar (for sprinkling over the top of the loaf)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยบ and grease a 9 X 5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Place the all purpose flour, wheat flour, sugars, cinnamon, ginger, soda, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and mix well. Stir in the oats.
  3. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil and vanilla. Pour this wet mixture into the dry and mix until just combined. Add zucchini and nuts and gently mix in. Do not over mix.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan and sprinkle with about a tablespoon or so of turbinado sugar. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Remove when a toothpick or testing stick comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning out on a cooling rack. This bread keeps well and toasted is delicious.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
For a nice depth of flavor, replace ¼ cup of oil with walnut oil. I have added ½ cups or dates or raisins in the past. Very nice addition. Grated carrots can be substituted for the zucchini.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/a-southern-table-zucchini-bread/