CHERRY VANILLA ZUCCHINI BREAD
Carol Taste of Home bb
1 c. canola or vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. grated zucchini
1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts-optional -- (omitted)
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 box instant vanilla pudding mix -- (4 serving size)
1 jar maraschino cherries -- (10 oz.) drained, rinsed and cut into 4 pieces
Mix together in bowl eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, zucchini, cherries and nuts, if using.
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients well; add to zucchini mixture and mix together well. Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans. Or 4-5 mini pans
Bake @ 350 degrees 1 hour, or until bread tests done.
NOTE: You can bake the batter in 4-5 small loaf pans for 45 minutes. (Mine took about 35 minutes-I always test the center with a cake tester to be sure it's done.)
****add Almond extract and chocolate chips
Carol ‘swapped’ the baking powder and soda amounts to get taller loaves.