This prolific squash is often made into this delectable treat for adults and kids alike and is usually the first and last recipe that Nana uses with our zucchini each year.

Who else makes at least two loaves each time: one with nuts and raisins and one without?

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • Combine first 5 ingredients.
  • Combine zucchini and remaining ingredients, then add to flour mixture and stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Grease and flour 2 loaf pans.
  • If you want one loaf with pecans and raisins and one without, pour half of the batter into a greased and floured loaf pan. 
  • Now add pecans and raisins to the remaining batter and pour it into the remaining loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.  If it is not done, check every 15 minutes until wooden toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • After cooling for 10 minutes, remove from pan.  Let cool on wire racks to ensure a crunchy outside layer.