Monday, December 19, 2011

What to Bake??? What to Bake???

Here is a recipe that our family looks forward to each is usually gone in a flash!
I like it because it is healthy....after all it has a vegetable in it!

Zucchini Bread

3 Eggs
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup Crisco Oil
2&1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups peeled and grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts (Optional)

Beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and oil while stirring.
Sift dry ingredients and combine with the egg and sugar mixture.
Add zucchini and nuts, blending well.

Pour into 2 loaf pans that have been greased and floured....
Bake large loaf at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.
I also bake this in small loaf pans (about 5 of them) instead of large pans...baking takes approx. 35 minutes  in the small loaf pans.

To alter this recipe for my diabetic husband (too much sugar)  I substitute 1/2 cup of Splenda Sugar Blend for 1 cup of the sugar...this means you will have 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of Splenda sugar....
This cuts the sugar content enough to allow him to have a small slice of this bread!

           Wishing everyone a Blessed 
               and Merry Christmas 



Peppercorns said...

I love your zucchini bread and am looking forward to having some on Christmas. (hint, hint)

Runs With Scissors said...

Yum!! Love zucchini bread!

Doodle said...

I love zucchini bread. Was always a favorite to make for Thanksgiving. I might just have to make it for New Years.