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Strawberry Cranberry Honey Nut Zucchini Bread

cranberrynutzucchinibread1I’m at it again, trying to use up some of my homegrown zucchini. Last year I used a zucchini bread recipe I found online, but since, my computer died, and with it I lost the website I used and can’t find it anywhere. Instead of trying another recipe from someone else, I decided to make my own. This isn’t just your plain-jane, run-of-the-mill zucchini bread, there’s a surprise inside 🙂 I’ll show you what it is below, (it’s so simple it’s almost cheating), and you’ll understand why this bread is so sooo delicious before you ever even try a bite 🙂

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In my kitchen, my sugar and flour sit high on a shelf, as decoration, because mid-summer is the only time I get around to baking (unless I let some bananas rot, then I’ll make some banana bread if I’m feeling spunky). I love sugar, in fact, some would say my addiction is a problem, but it’s always in the form of candy (I munched on a bag of circus peanuts as I made this zucchini bread). I  rarely ever bake, but zucchini and banana bread, they are my specialties. Let’s get started!

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Strawberry Cranberry Honey Nut Zucchini Bread

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Makes 2 loaves

Ingredients

– 3 c. flour
– 2 tsp baking soda
– 2 tsp cinnamon
– 1/4 tsp nutmeg
– 1 1/3 c. sugar
– 2 eggs
– 2 tsp vanilla extract
– 4 c. grated zucchini
– 3/4 c. butter
– 1 1/2 – 1/ 3/4 c. Salad Pizazz Strawberry Cranberry Honey Nut Salad topper (about 2 packets)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two loaf pans. Grate zucchini using a cheese grater. One large or 2-3 medium zucchini’s will give you enough. You don’t need to skin the zucchini first. When you have about 4 cups, place the zucchini in a small colander and squeeze the excess liquid from it (you could wrap it in cheese cloth or paper towels to do this as well).

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2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flower, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg

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3. In a large bowl mix together the beaten eggs, sugar, vanilla, and zucchini. Then add the melted butter.

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4. Slowly fold the flour mixture into the zucchini mixture, mixing well. Then add the secret ingredient! Salad Pizazz Strawberry Cranberry Honey Nut salad topper mix. Yes, trust me.

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5. Divide the mixture evenly between the two loaf pans and place in the oven for 50 minutes, or until done. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before serving.

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Serve plain, with butter, or with cream cheese, enjoy!

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