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Pecan Zucchini Bread Recipe

"Sour cream makes this the best quick bread I've ever come across," notes Audrey Lavoie. The Centerville, Ohio bake adds plenty of chopped pecans for a fun crunch that enhances the loaf's zucchini flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, beat the eggs, oil, sour cream and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in zucchini and nuts.
  • 2. Transfer to two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 163 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.