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Cherry Vanilla Zucchini Bread


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts-optional
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (4-serving size) box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained, rinsed and each cut into 4 pieces


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two loaf pans.
  2. Mix together in bowl eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, zucchini, cherries and nuts.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients well; add to zucchini mixture and mix together well. Pour into prepared pans.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, or until bread tests done.

You can bake the batter in 4-5 small loaf pans for 35-45 minutes.

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