I immediately thought of making zucchini bread...a childhood favorite of mine. My little one was fascinated by the big green vegetables... & she called them 'big pickles' until I corrected her.
Today I baked 2 loaves of this sweet zucchini bread & I thought I'd share the recipe with you all! It's wicked good...& you can make it with or without the nuts to suit your taste!
Zucchini Bread Recipe
3 beaten eggs
2 c. white sugar
3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda
2 cups of finely grated zucchini
1/2 c. walnuts chopped (optional)
mix together dry ingredients in a big bowl
then add egg & fold in zucchini.
Put into 2 well greased & floured loaf pans.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about an hour.
Makes 2 loaves.
Note: Zucchini bread freezes well. :o)
If you'd like to try making some fabulous zucchini muffins, my mom swears these are yummy...but I haven't tried them myself yet. I might save the other zucchini I have for those & I'm sure I could get the kids to eat them...they love any kind of muffin! They're healthier than the bread...using less sugar & adding wheat germ!
Zucchini Muffin Recipe
2 c. flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
3/4 c. milk
1/4 c. oil
1/4 c. oil
1 egg beaten
1/2 c. light brown sugar
3/4 c. wheat germ
1 c. of finely grated zucchini
Mix all dry ingredients together in one large bowl
...& combine all wet ingredients in a small bowl.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry in the big bowl,
then fold in the zucchini.
Fill muffin cups about 3/4 of the way up.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20-25 min. until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
If you try either of these recipes, I'd love to hear about your results!
*oh, and babygirl is wearing a sweet rollerskate shirt by the fabulous shop 'PrettyMe'...on etsy.