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Spiced Orange Brandy Zucchini Bread

Updated: May 21

With the harvest of Fall and the advent of " pumpkin spiced" everything, we thought we'd share something that wasn't pumpkin spice. This is a family favorite Zucchini Bread with all the warmth and flavor of a moist quick bread for your seasonal baking, but with just the right amount of whole grain as well as spiced goodness. We love the addition of brandy extract to the batter. It adds a richness and complexity to the finished bread. The orange zest gives this bread a light citrus note. The zucchini keeps the bread moist for several days. When shopping for zucchini, look for smaller zucchini without big seeds. When you shred the zucchini, it is okay to leave the skin on.

Spiced Orange Brandy Zucchini Bread

1 1/2 cup melted butter or vegetable oil 2 cups brown sugar or coconut sugar 1 Tbsp. double strength vanilla 1 Tbsp. fresh orange zest

1 ½ tsp. Brandy extract 6 eggs

4 cups fine shredded fresh zucchini

3 cups Specialty Grains whole wheat flour

3 cups Panhandle Milling All Purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder 1 Tbsp cinnamon

1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice 2 tsp salt

2 cup chopped toasted pecans or walnuts (optional)

Directions: Combine the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, zest, and eggs and whisking well until the sugar seems dissolved. Once the butter and egg mixture is smooth, add the zucchini. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients well. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix the wet and the dry until combined, about 1 minute. Do not overmix. The batter will be a little lumpy. Grease loaf and flour loaf pans. Divide the batter evenly between the pans. Yield: 2, 9 by 5 loaf pans or 3 8-inch loaf pans. Bake at 350° 9 by 5 loaf pan 67-75 minutes. 55 min 8-inch loaf pans. It will look dry on the top of the loaf. Check to see if it is done by inserting a toothpick into the bread. If it is clean, it's done. Cool in the pan at least 15 minutes.

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Panhandle Milling is a PHM Brands company

730 17th St., Ste. 600

Denver, CO 80202