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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pineapple Zucchini Bread

All of a sudden we have an abundance of summer squash in the garden, so this morning I used some to make my favorite zucchini bread recipe.

We have both green zucchini and yellow summer squash. Either one can be used in this recipe. We try to pick the squash when it is small, and the most tender, to saute or grill. But occasionally we miss one and this is a good way to use a bit larger squash since it will be grated for this recipe.

Pineapple Zucchini Bread
(makes 2 loaves)
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups grated zucchini
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
Beat eggs, sugar, vanilla and oil together until light and fluffy. Stir in zucchini.
Then add flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda and mix well.
Stir in pineapple and nuts.
Bake in 2 greased and floured loaf pans for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Insert toothpick in center of loaf to make sure they have baked long enough. They may need another 5 minutes or so, depending on the moisture content of the squash.
Let pans sit on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes before removing loaves from pan. Then cool loaves completely before storing.
The pineapple and 2 cups of grated squash make this a nice moist bread. It's wonderful for breakfast with a smear of butter or cream cheese. Since this recipe makes two loaves there will be one for you and one to share! Or, you can wrap the extra loaf and place in the freezer.
I'd love to know what you think if you try this recipe!


Paulette said...

Hi Cheryl!

This looks really yummy! I'm going to give it a try!
Have you ever floured and egged the zucchini flowers and fried them until lightly golden in a bit of canola oil? They're really delicious that way, with just a sprinkle of salt and pepper!

I love all your new items. Everything is just sooo pretty!

Paulette :o)

lori vliegen said...

i love zucchini bread, but i've never tried it with pineapple, too. it sounds de-lish!! congrats on your garden bounty! :)

Anonymous said...

I've been meaning to try zucchini bread for ages and your recipe has reminded me to give it a go.
Looks scrummy Xx

Lindsay Road said...

Nice recipe! I'd like to try it. After four loaves of zucchini bread, I need something different.


Run Lori Run said...

I just made this and its awesome, thanks for the recipe!

Felt Sew Good said...

Thanks Everyone! And Paulette, I still have zucchini blooms, so I'm going to try your idea and fry some this weekend!