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Two Peas and Their Pod: Zucchini Bread with Dried Cranberries

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Zucchini Bread with Dried Cranberries

I have some good news to share; our blog now has its own domain name! We are a .COM! If you type in our old link you will be automatically directed to our blog, but to be safe please update your RSS feeds, bookmarks, links, etc. to:

I also added a printer friendly button below each post. Printing our recipes is a lot easier and much better for the environment now! Thanks to all of our followers! You are the best!

It is zucchini season! We didn’t plant any this year, but luckily friends and neighbors are sharing the wealth. I am glad because I love baking with zucchini. Last week I made a loaf of zucchini bread. I played around with my old recipe-this time I used whole wheat flour, applesauce, and added in dried cranberries. I also sprinkled cinnamon sugar on the loaf before going into the oven.

I loved the finished product. The bread was very moist and the dried cranberries added a nice sweetness. The cinnamon sugar crust gave the bread a nice texture too. If you don’t know what to do with your zucchini, give this bread a try. It is excellent!

I am out of zucchini now, so if anyone wants to share, let me know:)

Zucchini Bread with Dried Cranberries

(Printable Recipe)

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 3/4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Fresh ground nutmeg-I didn’t measure, just a bit
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • Cinnamon/Sugar to sprinkle on top

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan with cooking spray, and set aside. Grate zucchini on the large holes of a box grater (to yield 1 3/4 cups); set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together sugars, oil, applesauce, vanilla, and eggs.

2. Into a small bowl, sift together flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and salt. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, and stir to combine well. Stir in grated zucchini and dried cranberries.

3. Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture-if you wish. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, about 40-45 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes; invert onto a wire rack, then reinvert, top side up. Cool completely before slicing.

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Blogger Jennifer said...

I love the changes with the blog- domain and the printer friendly addition!
This bread sounds great with the dried cranberries and sugar topping! I will have to try this, ive not added cranberries to my zucchini bread before!

5:34 AM  
Blogger Kristen - Dine & Dish said...

Yum! I was just given a zucchini bread recipe that I was told is "like crack". Hmmmmm...think I'm going to have to try that one soon. Yours looks mighty delicious too!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I have a big zucchini on the counter just waiting for a great recipe! I like the new printer button. I may have to grab it too!

6:46 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Just when I thought zucchini bread couldn't get any better you add cranberries! What a great idea! This looks so great.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Maria! Awesome honey! I love it. Do you like it, I hope?

6:54 AM  
Blogger Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

Congrats on being a .com! This recipe looks delicious. It was great seeing you last Saturday!

7:24 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

yay for your domain name... and send some of that zucchini bread my way... it looks delicious!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

I love the printer friendly feature! There are lots of your recipes that I want to print. :) This zucchini bread sounds great. I absolutely love dried cranberries.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Congratulations on your very own dot com! I like the printer friendly feature, too... very nice! The zucchini bread with dried cranberries sounds absolutely amazing. Fingers crossed for zucchini from our CSA this week so I have a good excuse to try it!

7:46 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Mmm, dried cranberries, what a great idea!

7:46 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I love zucchini bread and like this healthier version.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

congrats on the domain name! That is really exciting. I have been thinking about doing it for a while now but am not real good with website design!

This recipe sounds super yummy. I love the addition of cranberries! I think I'd much prefer this to the chocolate chip version!

8:10 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Congrats! I love the sound of this bread. Zucchini bread is one of my favorites but I am too lazy to grate! :)

8:32 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

congrats on your dot com! the bread looks wonderful.

9:16 AM  
Blogger ♥Deeba @Passionate About Baking♥ said...

Congrats on the .com Maria...woohoo great news!! Great on the print option as well. I added that a few days ago too. Love this loaf. It's a brilliant was to use zucchini...WOW!! Lovely!!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Jacque said...

Mmm, I like how you can see tiny little threads of zucchini throughout. Congrats on your zucchini bounty.

This looks fantastic!

10:03 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Congrats on your own dot com - so exciting! I've never made zucchini bread but I really want to give it a shot this summer. Yours looks delicious!

10:08 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Ooh... congrats on the dot-com. And awesome looking bread!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Great looking bread. I like the crust idea. I'll have to put it to use soon.
Love the printer button.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Katherine Aucoin said...

Great changed and perfect looking bread!

11:01 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

Congrats!! Ok how on earth did you get the print thing to work??? I've been trying to figure it out for forever and all the code I try never works!

11:06 AM  
Blogger ttfn300 said...

MMMmmm, i just shredded up some zucchini for bread last night :) this looks fantastic!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delightfully moist and scrumptious bread!



1:45 PM  
Blogger oneordinaryday said...

Sounds great and looks delicious. I still have some zucchini and I'm hoping to get my hands on some more so I can freeze it for breads at Christmas time. I love having it during the winter.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Carrian said...

Love the print friendly add!! How in the world did you do that?? Love dried cranberries in the bread. Delicious!! Oh and congrats on the .com!!! WAHOO!

2:37 PM  
Blogger lesley said...

Mmm, cranberries and zucchini ... sounds delicious!

2:38 PM  
Blogger Chef Jeena said...

This is a lovely bread especially with the dried cranberries added, really lovely colour I could just eat a slice now.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Our Best Bites said...

Congrats on the domain name- don't you feel so much cooler now? I know I did! lol. We have that same print feature- love it. Oh, and the bread sounds scrumptious!

2:57 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Maria, this looks and sounds terrific. You have another winner here.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

that is some moist and tender bread, maria. i can almost smell it. no wait, that's my cinnamon candle. :)

4:43 PM  
Blogger Nicole Chow - said...

Congratulations on the changes to your blog. Love that recipe for the zucchini bread - looks like it would be great for breakfast and/or dessert :)

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am always on the lookout for a great zucchini recipe. I like that you made it a little healthier. I love Craisins, so I can't wait to try it!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Reeni♥ said...

This looks scrumptious! I am a sucker for cranberries!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

This looks fabulous...I love zucchini bread! :)

7:08 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

This sounds so lovely! I love the addition of cranberries and the cinnamon crunch topping. Definitely saving this to try next time!

7:54 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

Congrats on your own domain!

I love zucchini bread- mmm!

8:59 PM  
Blogger Finsmom said...

I really love the addition of cranberries here. Tasty!

9:31 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Congrats on your new domain! I love zucchini bread but have never added dried cranberries - great idea.

10:37 PM  
Blogger Teanna DiMicco said...

How exciting! Congrats on the domain!!! And that bread is a great post to celebrate on! Loving the dried cranberries in this bread!

5:57 AM  
Blogger Dana Treat said...

I love that you use 1/2 oil and 1/2 applesauce here. I usually do that with this type of bread because the thought of eating all that oil kind of turns me off.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Daziano said...

Hi!!! Nice changes! Good for you!!!

8:15 AM  
Blogger Elle said...

Very nice combination! I'll have to remember the cranberries next time I make zucchini bread.

Congrats on your .com!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

This looks incredibly delicious! I love the dried cranberries in there.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks everyone! We are excited to have our own .com:) Thanks for all of your support!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Kalyn said...

Congratulations on the new domain name! So far I don't have that many zucchini this year, not sure what's up with that! Love the sound of dried cranberries in zucchini bread though.

9:39 AM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

Congrats on the domain name! Your zucchini bread looks delicious.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Yay, for owning your own domain name. I've had my own for awhile now. It was easy wasn't it? Now if only I can figure out how to add the print button. I've checked it out but it hasn't sunk it out to add it.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Yeah for domain ownership. Way easier than kids or so I have been told. Also, have to thank you for the printer friendly link because I have been looking for something similar for my blog too.

People keep dropping me zucchinis at my house and I have no clue why. I never do anything with them but dang it with my new found bread love I should make zucchini bread.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

haha- great minds think alike! I push so hard to get my to do's done on Thursday/Friday so I can ACTUALLY enjoy the weekend! We do have a weekend plan....but I'm scared its not going to turn out an dI will jinx it if I share so....look for a potential post Saturday night! What about you two?

6:46 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

What a great way to change up zucchini bread a bit!

3:06 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

I love the cranberries you added - sounds great! And yay for being .com :)

8:26 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Your recipe looks yummy! I couldn't find in your directions how you did the cinnamon and sugar crust part? Do you sprinkle it in the prepared pan, or over the top of the loaf before your bake it? I want to give this a try, it looks yummy! Congratulations on the .com! You always have the best recipes! You can find me at

8:14 AM  
Blogger Minnesota Matron said...

I have zucchini coming out of my pores -- LOVE this!

7:02 PM  
Blogger Spryte said...

I've never thought of putting cranberries in zucchini bread! Yum!!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I added this to my Friday Recipes post which featured zucchini, thanks! You can see it here ;)

10:53 AM  

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