Friday, August 24, 2012

Walnut Raisin Zucchini Bread Recipe


3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup raisins chopped in a food processor

DIRECTIONS In a large bowl or heavy mixer (such as Kitchenaide), combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, beat eggs, add zucchini, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Fold in the raisins and walnuts.

Pour into two heavilly greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans or various shaped pans I prefer to use disposable ones, they freeze better and much easier, and lightly spray with oil first.  I also line my pans with parchment  paper on the  bottom of christmas trees or non disposable loaf pans, so to ensure easy removal.  Bake at 350 degrees  for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. These freeze nicely!


8 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

A lovely and delicious quick bread!

Greg said...

This looks incredible! I have always been a sucker for spicy breads and cakes. I am not sure why, never had them growing up.

Kathy said...

This looks and sounds wonderful…I love zucchini bread! Your recipe looks great!

Adora's Box said...

Hi Claudia. These is such a lovely zucchini bread. I will have to make this one day and I bet my son, who detests all types of vegetables, will love it.

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, What a delicious looking bread. It is healthy and perfect for dessert. Blessings dearest, Catherine xoxo

Ellen B Cookery said...

I love zucchinis, but have never made bread with them. This looks fantastic!

Salsa Verde said...

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I found your site by accident, but I'm very pleased that I found it as I'm delighted with your recipes.
Im taking the link with me, so I can come back.
Cheers,
Lia.

Jennifer said...

This sounds lovely, Claudia. Bookmarked! Want to try a low-carb version one of these days. Thank you! By the way, if you visit my blog, you'll notice I'm indexing Facebook posts for our Facebook page, but my posts have titles in BOLD. Thanks!!