Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Zucchini Coconut Quick Bread Recipe


1 egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup white sugar
1 cup grated zucchini
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup dried apples, raisins, craisins or if your a chocoholic 1/2 cup milk or semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
If using craisins or raisins, in  small pan boil one cup water. Add  craisins, and boil for two minutes. Drain.

In mixing bowl beat egg, oil, and sugar. Stir in zucchini and vanilla.
In another bowl, measure flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut, pecans, and apples.
 ( craisins, raisins or chocolate if using go in place of the apples). Stir to combine thoroughly. Pour all at once over batter in mixing bowl. Stir to moisten. Turn into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn out on rack. Cool and wrap.

Milk Chocolate Coconut Zucchini batter~
Coconut and Milk Chocolate Chips are an awesome combo. If you double this recipe (as I always do) you can split the batter to make a few different kinds!

22 comments:

Federica said...

I've already tried a zucchini cake and I loved it. Zucchini-coconut is a really unusual and very original combination. Your cake intrigues me a lot and I think it's really very good. I note the recipe, I want to try it as soon as possible. Bye, have a great week

Belinda @zomppa said...

The coconut is the perfect touch.

Leticia's Cook Book said...

wow! what a cool recipe! Can't wait to try it out. it sounds delicious!

Greg said...

We just made 6 loaves of zucchini bread and froze them. I wish I had this recipe before so we could have changed it up a little.

Curt said...

I love zucchini bread. I just had a piece a few days ago, but it didn't have coconut in it. I'll bet that's delicious.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

I bet this is a moist slice of bread here.

Gastronome Tart said...

Wow! Coconut and zucchini! I never would have thought but the combination sounds delicious!

Shia said...

Last fall I made a bunch of ginger pumpkin bread...inspired by all of the ginger pumpkin bread I was buying at Starbucks everyday ... so I think I'm going to try this for something new but what do you think about walnuts over pecans...I'm not a big fan of pecans =)

Beloved Green said...

I am such a fan of zucchini bread, in fact, I was thinking of making some this afternoon with some leftover zucchini from yesterdays meal.

Angie's Recipes said...

Your zucchini bread looks really awesome!

Victoria said...

Oooh, the coconut is such a great touch here. Would have never thought to add that to zucchini bread, yum :)

anthony stemke said...

Hey this is a great bread, I love the coconut in it. Great way to use zucchini if you are growing it.
Thank You.

Reeni said...

Both versions are incredibly yummy sounding! I wish I had a piece of each for breakfast right now!

Drick said...

beautiful and sounds so flavorful,,, love it
hey, what happened to the Tomato Escarole Chicken Bean Soup I saw in reader, can't find it on your blog but is sho do look good

Lizzy said...

Oh, this bread looks fabulous, Claudia!!! Love the addition of coconut~

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

Love the combination of zucchini and coconut - this is a must try! Hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!!

kankana said...

That would be a great combination to try and the bread looks lovely

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful looking cake Claudia

Jennifer said...

That bread looks awesome. What an unusual combination. I want to make that - tweaked to be lower carb. Thanks for sharing. Wonderful.

Candace said...

We love zucchini bread; but, I've never made it with coconut or chocolate. What a great idea! I have some zucchini in my fridge that is begging to be bread. I like the idea of splitting the batter and making more than one kind. Brilliant!

briarrose said...

What a great mix of ingredients. Coconut and zucchini go beautifully together. I would totally add in the chocolate chips. ;)

Roxana GreenGirl said...

I love zucchini bread, I love chocolate and I love coconut. can't wait to put all three in one delicious loaf. Thanks for sharing Claudia!