Zucchini Bread with Dried Cranberries

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It is zucchini season! We didn’t plant any this year, but luckily friends and neighbors are sharing the wealth. I am glad because I love baking with zucchini. Last week I made a loaf of zucchini bread. I played around with my old recipe-this time I used whole wheat flour, applesauce, and added in dried cranberries. I also sprinkled cinnamon sugar on the loaf before going into the oven.


I loved the finished product. The bread was very moist and the dried cranberries added a nice sweetness. The cinnamon sugar crust gave the bread a nice texture too. If you don’t know what to do with your zucchini, give this bread a try. It is excellent!


I am out of zucchini now, so if anyone wants to share, let me know:)


Zucchini Bread with Dried Cranberries

Servings
1 loaf

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 3/4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Fresh ground nutmeg-I didn’t measure just a bit
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • Cinnamon/Sugar to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan with cooking spray, and set aside. Grate zucchini on the large holes of a box grater (to yield 1 3/4 cups); set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together sugars, oil, applesauce, vanilla, and eggs.
  2. 2. Into a small bowl, sift together flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and salt. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, and stir to combine well. Stir in grated zucchini and dried cranberries.
  3. 3. Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture-if you wish. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, about 40-45 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes; invert onto a wire rack, then reinvert, top side up. Cool completely before slicing.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Congratulations on the new domain name! So far I don't have that many zucchini this year, not sure what's up with that! Love the sound of dried cranberries in zucchini bread though.

  2. Yay, for owning your own domain name. I've had my own for awhile now. It was easy wasn't it? Now if only I can figure out how to add the print button. I've checked it out but it hasn't sunk it out to add it.
    ~ingrid

  3. Yeah for domain ownership. Way easier than kids or so I have been told. Also, have to thank you for the printer friendly link because I have been looking for something similar for my blog too.

    People keep dropping me zucchinis at my house and I have no clue why. I never do anything with them but dang it with my new found bread love I should make zucchini bread.

  4. haha- great minds think alike! I push so hard to get my to do's done on Thursday/Friday so I can ACTUALLY enjoy the weekend! We do have a weekend plan….but I'm scared its not going to turn out an dI will jinx it if I share so….look for a potential post Saturday night! What about you two?

  5. Your recipe looks yummy! I couldn't find in your directions how you did the cinnamon and sugar crust part? Do you sprinkle it in the prepared pan, or over the top of the loaf before your bake it? I want to give this a try, it looks yummy! Congratulations on the .com! You always have the best recipes! You can find me at songberries.blogspot.com

  6. Hi. I love anything with chocolate. This bread looks yummy. Do you think that adding a little chocoate would be too much? I am looking for something different and this looks like it would be the perfect one.

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