Zucchini Bread with a Healthy Twist

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Trips to the Farmer's Market have become a regular thing, and I always come home with some really good eats. Zucchini is something I came home with recently; in fact, I kinda bought it just to make a batch of zucchini bread…. and maybe some stirfry. Zucchini Bread made with honeyI wanted to try a new recipe, so again, I went digging into Grandma's recipe box. This recipe has the name of Grandma's dear friend and neighbor on it, so I'm thinking this must have been her recipe. Below, you'll find a printable recipe. Enjoy!

First things first, wash and grate the zucchini. Shred zucchiniBeat together the oil, honey, eggs, and vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. Combine mixtures, and then add in nuts, raisins, and zucchini. Zucchini Bread ready to bakeBake in greased loaf pans at 350° for about an hour.Freshly baked zucchini bread Remove from the oven, and cool for just a few minutes. Fresh Zucchini BreadThen slice while still warm, spread a bit of butter on, and savor every bite.

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Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional
  • 1 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Beat together oil, honey, eggs, and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. Combine mixtures, and add nuts, raisins, and zucchini.
  2. Bake in greased loaf pans (2) at 350° for about 1 hour. Remove from oven, and let cool for a few minutes.
  3. While still warm, slice bread, spread a bit of butter on, and savor every single bite.

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