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Odyssey's Hot Zucchini Loaves 

  3 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3 cups shredded zucchini (1 1/2 lbs) 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  3/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1/2 cup wheat germ 2 tablespoons milk
  1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  1 teaspoon salt  
  Baking Instructions:  

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stirring well.
Combine all purpose flour and next 9 ingredients, stirring well.
Add zucchini mixture, stirring just until blended.  Spoon batter evenly into 2 greased and floured 8 x 4 x 2 1/2 loaf pans.  Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool pans on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.

Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and milk, stirring until smooth.  Drizzle evenly over loaves; sprinkle with pecans.  Yield: 2 loaves.
** These loaves may be frozen up to one month; drizzle with glaze after thawing. **


Recipe donated by Blair


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