4 cups coarsely shredded zucchini (see note)
3 cups all-purpose flour*
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs beaten
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Heat oven to 325°. Grease generously bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 9 x5x3 inches. Blend all ingredients on low speed 1 minute. Scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 1 minute. Pour into pans. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans. Cool completely. 2 LOAVES.
*If using self-rising flour, omit salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
Note: Do not shred zucchini in blender.
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