And when I get a zucchini, I make zucchini bread. Because it's a vegetable and I only like to eat vegetables that taste like cake.
My friend JH makes the best zucchini bread (she used to make it for me in college) and so I used her recipe. YUM! Check out her recipe below, but if you're making cupcakes like I did, only bake for about 20 minutes. These didn't last long at work! :)
(makes two loaves)
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. vegetable oil
- 2 c. zucchini (peeled/chopped) *if it is a large zucchini, scoop out all the seeds!
- 3 c. flour
- 2 c. sugar
- 3 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 c. chopped walnuts (I omit these)
Puree zucchini, then add remaining ingredients (minus flour/nuts), mix well. In mixing bowl, add flour/nuts. Pour smooth mixture into two loaf pans. (Fill halfway.) Bake at 350 degrees for 40-60 minutes. (Check with a toothpick; if it comes out clean, you're done!)