Every summer, I usually have several friends share their bounty of zucchini with me, and this Strawberry-Zucchini Bread is one of the yummy things I make with it! It’s a really good, moist bread with chopped fresh strawberries that give it a nice fruity flavor. It’s such a great bread for the warm weather months! The summery strawberries mixed with shredded zucchini and spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) make a really tasty combination! 🙂
STRAWBERRY-ZUCCHINI BREAD by NancyC
Makes one 9 x 5″ loaf
1 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
1/4 cup plus 3 Tablespoons light olive oil
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
1/2 cup coarsely-chopped pecans or walnuts
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease and flour a 9 x 5″ loaf pan; set aside.
In large bowl, blend together the flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
In medium-size bowl, beat eggs and add in the light olive oil, mixing well. Stir in the shredded zucchini, chopped strawberries, and chopped nuts.
Add the egg/oil mixture to the dry ingredients in the large bowl, stirring until everything is combined (batter will be thick!). Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake at 350˚F for 43 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then cool completely on wire rack.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
The weather here has been so nice these past few weeks. Warm but not-too-warm days and cooler evenings. Perfect for enjoying a slice of this quick bread with tea or coffee! What kinds of things do you like to bake with strawberries?
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