Zucchini and Brown Sugar

I have been following Lisa at Sall’s Country Life for a while now.  I recently started following Lisa’s sister, Barb, at  Knit and Pearl.  I love these South Dakota gals’ photography and outlook on life.  When I saw that these sisters started a blog together, I was a sure follower!  Pickles and Petunias: “Just two sisters sharing simple pleasures… old fashioned ways… country cooking… yada,yada,yada.”  They share old family pictures, stories and recipes.

I have to admit, I was a little stumped by zucchini and brown sugar ingredients for this months Improv Cooking Challenge.  I kind of had in the back of my head to do a quick bread recipe, as I am a huge muffin eater.  I did a little searching and fell short of finding  a recipe that suited me.  Last week I saw this recipe called Lila’s Zucchine Bread.  It was just what I was looking for.

I made a few adjustments to the original recipe.  I used a half cup of the sugars vs. the one cup called for and substituted apple sauce for the salad oil.  I had to google mapleine as I had never heard of it before.  Good thing I have pure maple syrup in the house as a replacement.

Lila’s Zucchine Bread

Mix till fluffy:

3 eggs

1/2 C Brown Sugar

1/2 C White Sugar

1 C Apple Sauce

Then add:

1 tsp Soda

1 tsp Salt

3 tsp Cinnamon

2 tsp Pure Maple Syrup

1 tsp Vanilla

1/4 tsp Baking Powder

Then add:

3 C Flour – I used 1 ½ C White Whole Wheat Flour and 1 ½ C Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

2 C Grated Zucchini

1 C Chopped Nuts – I used Walnuts

Pour into 2 greased bread pans.  Bake at 325* for 45 to 60 minutes

I made 8 mini-loaves and baked them at 350* for 30 minutes.

My non zucchini bread eating Hubby walked in and told me the house smelled awesome.  He then grabbed some bread and told me how delicious it was.  Yea, Miss Lila maybe I can get some veggies and whole grains in the Rancher after all!

Linking Up With:

Farm Fresh Friday #20 at Sall’s Country Life

Farmgirl Friday #75 at Deborah Jean’s Dandelion House

Farm Photo Friday at Fresh from the Farm

Kristen at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker for the Improv Cooking Challenge

Here is what other Improv Cooks creatively came up with for this months challenge:



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12 Responses to Zucchini and Brown Sugar

  1. Melody♪♫ says:

    ooooooooh! Your bread does look lovely! That addition of applesauce would keep it quite moist, I’m thinking…

  2. Barb says:

    This looks delicious! I like using unsweetened apple sauce instead of using oil.

  3. Buttons says:

    Oh this smells oops I mean sounds and looks delicious that was my imagination smelling. 🙂 B

  4. Mel says:

    I love zucchini bread! Yours look delicious!

  5. Lisa~~ says:

    Great way to sneak in those veggies. Your cake looks delicious.

    Lisa~~
    my entry: Zucchini with Onions & Brown Sugar.

  6. Thanks for stopping by to check out my Zucchini Bread Robyn! I like that, even though we made similar breads, the list of ingredients is very different! The apple sauce and maple syrup sound like fantastic additions! Yum!

  7. Kristen says:

    Love the applesauce and maple syrup in those loaves. Sounds scrumptious.

  8. Liz says:

    Oh, yeah…this sounds like a winner! I wasn’t very creative….all I could think of was zucchini bread and zucchini muffins. I’m surprised at the variety of dishes in this challenge 🙂

  9. Farmchick says:

    Thanks so much for linking up to Farm Photo Friday! Your bread looks and sounds yummy! 🙂

  10. Lisa Sall says:

    Thanks for the nice comments and shout out Robyn! This is one of my mom’s best recipes, and you have made my mouth water for it now! Great ideas to make it just a little more healthier, if I could find some zucchini I’d love to try your version out!! Thanks for linking up with Farm Fresh Friday – this week is the last FFF for this season! Hope you’ll be joining in, then it’s time to prepare for winter maybe??

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