I shared a link on the Coupon Geek Facebook Page about freezing zucchini and a few of my sweet readers offered some recipes that they use for zucchini. I thought I’d share them with all of you in case you have an over-abundance of zucchini or wanted to try something new.
This one comes from Reader Lisa R.:
BLUEBERRY WALNUT ZUCCHINI CAKE
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup softened unsalted butter
2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup blueberries
3/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350
Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan
In medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside
In large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add in eggs one at a time. Add in vanilla and make sure mixture is smooth and creamy. (Next, Gradually stir in dry ingredients mixture.) Fold in zucchini. Fold in blueberries.
Pour into greased baking pan. Top with chopped walnuts
Bake for 55-60 minutes until top is golden brown and toothpick in middle comes out clean.
Let cool. Dust with powdered sugar if desired. Cut serve and ENJOY!
This next one is from Reader Nikki L.:
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup chopped pecans
3 cups grated Zucchini
Sift dry ingredients into LARGE bowl. Add eggs, oil, zucchini and nuts. Stir until no dry pockets remain. Pour into greased 9X13 pan. Cook @ 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until toothpick (or knife) poked in center comes out clean.
Nikki shares that they eat theirs without frosting but that a cream cheese frosting might be a nice addition to it.
A very big thanks to both Lisa and Nikki for taking the time to share these with my other readers. I greatly appreciate it!
I actually made Lisa’s Zucchini Blueberry Walnut Cake tonight, since I had all the ingredients here. I took a picture of a slice. It smelt so good that I couldn’t wait for it to cool completely before I stole a slice. I meant to add the walnuts to half before I baked it and the kids distracted me and I forgot. I gave my son a slice and he said, “Yum, yum, yum!”