Grandpa's Moist Zucchini, Pumpkin or Applesauce Bread
This recipe for Zucchini bread was given to me by my Grandpa over 30 years ago. I have played with it and adapted it to work with just about every kind of sauced or grated vegetable or fruit I can think of. It is so easy to use the main recipe and just adjust the spices to fit the kind of fruit or vegetable you are wanting to use.
I have used it with sweet potatoes, zucchini, applesauce, peaches, pineapple sauce, pumpkin, and cranberries. If they are not sauced or grated, throw them in your food processor and push the button. You will always love the result.
I always grated extra zucchini and froze it in 2 cup packages with the juices from the zucchini in them so I would be able to make it fresh all winter and spring. Using canned pumpkin works well. Chunky applesauce works well and gives extra bits of apple to savor. Use juices as it is a very runny mix. This is in the quick breads category. No kneading or having to let it rise.
I have taken this to potlucks at church and with friends. It always gets raves and a repeat request at future potlucks. I serve it on holidays to my family and friends. I never have leftovers of this. Enjoy and let me know how you like it.
Zucchini, Pumpkin or Applesauce Bread Recipe
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 9x5" loaf pans. If making muffins, grease and flour 24 muffin cups.
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups grated zucchini, pumpkin, or applesauce.
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins
In large bowl, beat eggs, add oil and sugar. Add vanilla and all dry ingredients, mixing well. Fold in grated zucchini, nuts, and raisins. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Leave in pan for 10 min. on rack, then remove from pan to finish cooling. If muffins are desired, fill cups 1/2 full and cook 18-20 minutes.
|Serving size: 1 slice|
|Calories from Fat||117|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 13 g||20%|
|Saturated fat 2 g||10%|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 27 g||9%|
|Sugar 22 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 3 g||6%|
|Cholesterol 20 mg||7%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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