Mom's Spiced Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or more to taste
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts(Optional)
  • ½ cup raisins(Optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9×5-inch loaf pans.

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  • Step 2

    Beat sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth; fold in zucchini. Stir flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, baking powder, and cloves together in a separate bowl; gradually stir into sugar mixture until batter is mixed. Fold walnuts and raisins into the batter; pour into the prepared loaf pans.

  • Step 3

    Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean, about 50 minutes.

  • Cook's Note:

    Any variety of nut can be substituted for walnuts, if desired.

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