Saturday, March 20, 2010

Zuchinni Bread:

makes one - 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf

1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
1 cup shredded zucchini (1-2 zucchini)
1/2 cup peeled and grated apple, (about 1 large apple)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Grease loaf pan. Set aside.Toast the pecans or walnuts for about 8 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and then chop coarsely.Grate the zucchini, using a medium grater, and then peel and grate the apple.

Set aside.In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until well blended (about 2 minutes). Beat in the grated zucchini and apple. Add the flour mixture, beating just until combined. Then fold in the nuts and coconut. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until the bread has risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes.Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan.