Zuchinni.. Zuchini… Zucchini.. ahhh, I definitely would have gotten kicked with that word at a spelling bee. Come to think of it, I’ve only been in a spelling bee once and it wasn’t on purpose. In second grade, I remember trying to spell “chimpanzee” wrong in the qualifying round on purpose so that I wouldn’t have to compete with kids outside of my classroom, but I spelled it right on accident. Imagine my surprise! You bet I spelled the first word wrong in the official competition so that I could sit down and get away from the audience. Hey, I was young. And scared. Being in front of people was so not my thing. It wasn’t then and it isn’t now.
Speaking of grade school… the first time I made zucchini bread was in my first grade classroom. We were given the ingredients in a ziploc bag and were told to mix it by shaking, pinching, doing whatever our heart desired to get it done. We gave back our ziploc bags to the teacher and she returned it as a mini loaf twenty minutes later. All I remember back then was pure heaven. Curious as to if I still loved it as much as I thought I did, I gave it a go in my kitchen.
Sure enough, the results were just as how I remembered it. Don’t worry, it doesn’t really taste like zucchini. My DB even ate a bite and he HATES vegetables!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 cups grated zucchini
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Butter two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Mix together the eggs, oil, apple sauce, vanilla, and both sugars in a large bowl.
- Add flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon into the mixture.
- Gently stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until toothpick omes out clean.
Remember my brownie roll out cookies? Well, I decided to choose one of the pictures from that shoot for my canvas because 1. my DB loves anything Star Wars (can’t you tell by his bobblehead?) and 2. the background matched my tiffany blue themed kitchen.