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Zucchini Bread

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I bought lots of fruit and vegetables at my local farmer’s market yesterday, still unsure what I was going to make this week. Then I noticed that today is National Zucchini Bread Day. I found this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, smitten kitchen. I had the Farm Fresh Eggs and Zucchini from the Farmer’s Market, I checked the pantry and I had everything else on the list. Within minutes I was making Zucchini Bread.

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You can either make Zucchini Bread or Muffins with this recipe; the only difference is the cooking time. As I’m writing this post I can smell it baking in the oven, smells so good. I love it when you walk into a room and you can smell something baking.

Zucchini Bread

Adapted from smitten kitchen

Yield: 2 loaves or 24 muffins

Ingredients

3 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

1 ¾ cups sugar

2 cups grated zucchini

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup chopped pecans {optional}

Putting it all together

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans. If you choose to make muffins instead, line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk. Mix in oil and sugar, then zucchini and vanilla. Set aside.

In another large bowl combine the dry ingredients {flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pecans.}

Stir the dry ingredients into the egg mixture. Divide the batter into loaf pans.

Bake for 60 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. If your making muffins, bake for approximately 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

{Optional}

In honor of National Pecan Month I used pecans in my recipe. You can add your favorite nut or dried fruit like dried cranberries or raisins. You can even add chocolate chips!

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I would love to hear from you! Please comment below or send me an email @ljanelli@hotmail.com

For more recipes, check out my food blog at Chef Laura at Home & Chef Laura at Home on Facebook.

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