Nana gave me a couple of zucchinis from her garden so I decided to make Zucchini Bread.
Adapted from a recipe on About.com
2 cups shredded raw zucchini
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce (I used the kind mixwd w/pineapple b/c it was what I had)
1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
Remove excess moisture from the zucchini by placing it in a strainer & pressing/squeezing it with your hands. Beat eggs, sugar, oil & applesauce together. Add flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt & vanilla. Mix by hand.
Add zucchini to the mixture. Mix well. Pour into 2 greased & floured loaf pans. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean.
***Changes I made that are reflected above: substituted 1/2 cup applesauce for 1/2 cup of oil, substituted 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1 cup flour, baked 45 minutes instead of 55 to 65 minutes. ***
This recipe makes a wonderful spicy cake. Even Dewey the zucchini hater loved it! 5/5!