Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Zucchini & Pineapple Bread

I appologize for the lack of posts lately! Had an unplanned move drop into my life, so needless to say life is CRAZY!! Almost got the kitchen packed up, but had to make this beauty for The Picnic Game over at Months of Edible Celebrations.  I've participated for a few years now and it is so much fun I couldn't pass it up this year.  This quick bread is simple to put together, moist and delicious!! Even my child who hates pineapple loves it (she doesn't even know it's there.)!! It came to mind because my grandmother used to make zucchini and pineapple cookies and they were so good!! Since my cookie sheets and mixer were already packed this is my "moving" version of grandma's cookies!!
Zucchini & Pineapple Bread
Inspired by my Grandma McNee
3 eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce*
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups shredded zucchini (squeeze some of the water out)
8 oz. crushed pineapple (drained)
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup raisins (optional)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 2 loaf pans. 
Beat the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Stir in zucchini and pineapple. Gradually add flour, soda, salt and baking powder to the mixture. Mix until combined.  If you want add nuts and raisins at this point and stir. Pour batter into your loaf pans. Bake 50-60 minutes or until firm. Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
*I replaced the oil with applesauce.
YUM!!

I can't wait to see what the other's bring! It is gonna be a delicious picnic.  Thanks Louise!!




6 comments:

  1. Hi Tiffanee!

    Oh how I adore Zucchini Bread and yours looks so yummy, I can't wait for a nibble at the Picnic! I can't believe you managed to do this in all the chaos. Believe me, we really appreciate it!!!

    Thank you so much for playing, your letters are on the way!!! (actually should be there by now so fill up that basket because we're going on a Picnic!!!

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  2. hi I am dropping in from The Picnic Game. This sounds amazing and healthy and I would love to make it sometime! Mich @ Piece of Cake

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  3. You had to move? Yuck! Moving is hard! I hope it went okay. Your bread sounds wonderful. What an interesting combination!

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  4. Hi, I'm stopping by from The Picnic Game! Your Zucchini and Pineapple Bread looks wonderful. The addition of pineapple must have added the extra moistnes! Lovely, a perfect picnic treat!

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  5. Years ago, I used to make a recipe very similar to this. My Hubs decided he like plain zucchini bread so that is what I make.

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  6. Yum! I can't wait to give this a try. The first day we have without daytime highs over 100, I'm baking!

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