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5-Spice Zucchini Bread

This is my favorite way to use the zucchini out of our garden!

INGREDIENTS:

  • Butter and flour for pan
  • 1-1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Oil
  • 1 Container Unsweetened Natural Applesauce
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. Sale
  • 2 tsp. Chinese 5-Spice Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 Cup Sesame seeds
  • 2 Cups Zucchini, coarsely shredded
  • 2 Tbs. Pine nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour dust loaf pan. In a bowl, beat egg to blend, add oil, sugar, five spice powder and pepper. Beat until mixture is well combined then stir in zucchini.

Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder and sesame seeds. Stir gently into zucchini mixture. Scrape batter into loaf pan, sprinkle pine nuts on top. Bake about 1 hour. Let bread cool for 10 mins. Then invert onto a rack and set upright to cool completely before slicing or wrapping airtight.