Disclosure: I was provided with the multi loaf pan for purposes of review. All opinions are my own, as is the recipe.
When you have a kiddo that can’t eat fresh fruits or veggies, you often get creative in your recipes. This is one that gets the great power of cranberries along with some yummy zucchini – which often tastes like apples when it is cooked.
This is also a great recipe to turn into mini loaves, perfect for gift giving! I used my new Sweet Creations by Good Cook nonstick mini loaf pan to split this recipe into smaller servings.
The insert on the pan has a great recipe for Gingerbread Loaf with Orange Glaze (drool) but I wanted to go with something we have done before.
I do want to let you know that not all nonstick pans are equal! Some DO stick, even if they were greased/floured first. As I was putting this into the oven, I cringed – I hadn’t “prepped” the pan before adding the batter!
No worries, they popped right out and the pan looked almost clean enough to just put awah in the cupboard!
I was also impressed with the construction of it — it’s design makes the contents bake evenly and cool quickly. Add their satisfaction guarantee and you can’t loose! (They will let you return for a replacement).
Cranberry Zucchini Bread
- 3 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries (can use craisins too)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, nutmeg and baking powder. In another bowl, beat the eggs and then add the zucchini, oil and vanilla. Stir the wet mix into the dry mix, just until it’s blended. Fold in the cranberries and nuts.
Pour into 2 greased 9×5 inch loaf pans. (or a 4 ct mini loaf pan) Dust the tops with a little bit of brown sugar. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted neat the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before remonving the the pans to the wire rack.