This recipe comes from an old cookbook of my mother’s. It’s been used so much that the front and back covers are missing and the page for zucchini bread is so stained it’s getting hard to read. I’m not sure if it’s because of the original recipe or just the slight adjustment’s we’ve made, but I’ve never seen or tasted zucchini bread quite like this. It’s dark and moist and has a really nice texture.
I made these loaves to take for after-church snacks, but we accidentally left the plate at home. It’s not going to be too much of a hardship to eat them all by ourselves though, and it does freeze pretty well if we need to pop some of it in the freezer.
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup oil
2 tsp. vanilla
2 ½ cups flour (I use 1 cup whole wheat, 1 ½ cup all-purpose)
2 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups grated, raw zucchini, no seeds (frozen or fresh works equally well)
1 cup chopped walnuts
Beat or whisk the first four ingredients in a medium bowl. Add dry ingredients and mix with a silicon spatula or wooden spoon. Mix in nuts and zucchini.
Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 350°F for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.