Orange Zucchini Bread

Orange Zucchini Bread

2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup walnut or pecan pieces
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
Grated zest from 2 oranges
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon into a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs just until mixed.

Add the grated zucchini, orange juice, orange zest, sugars, oil and vanilla extract. Stir until combined. Add to the flour mixture and stir gently, only until combined. Do not overmix or bread will be heavy.

Lightly spoon mixture into prepared pans (buttered, floured, and lined with wax paper).

Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 to 60 minutes, or until tests done with a wooden pick.

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