I came across this recipe on http://www.allrecipes.com/ and it had gotten over 1,ooo reviews with 5 out of 5 stars. When I read that I HAD to try it. Let me tell you - it is good. At first I had my doubts. It really didn't look all that spectacular when I took it out of the oven and I couldn't get over how dark it was. I had never baked a zucchini bread this dark. Most of them were yellow and you could see the little green flecks of zucchini pretty well. While you can see the zucchini in this bread also, it is overwhelmly more of a cinnamon-zucchini bread. So if you like cinnamon then this is the bread for you. It is a great breakfast bread or afternoon coffee bread. Basically, it is just a great bread and deserves the 5 stars reviewers gave it!!!!
I think I need to start cooking more food and watch out with the baking. I enjoy baking much more than cooking, but the waistline and thighs are where it all lands. It's just that when I see a recipe that sounds so good I HAVE to try baking it. I think you all know what I mean! Maybe I should just walk more.......
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts
Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. (I used 9 x 5; one loaf was a bit smaller.) Preheat over to 325 degrees.
Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Beat eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 40 to 60 minutes or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. (I let cool for 10 minutes). Remove bread from pan and completely cool.