Friday, June 10, 2005

Spiced Zucchini Bars with Cranberries and Pecans

Spiced Zucchini Bars with Cranberries and Pecans (Adapted from One Smart Cookie)

3 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup packed grated zucchini
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Preheat oven to 350

In a large bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar until creamy. Mix in egg and vanilla - beat until smooth.

In a small bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt.

Add the flour mixture along with the grated zucchini into the butter mixture. Stir just until combined and then gently fold in the dried canberries and pecans .

Scoop batter into an 8x8" baking dish lightly coated with nonstick spray. Bake until the top springs back when lightly touched near the center, about 25-30 minutes. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

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  1. Spiced Zucchini Bars with Cranberries and Pecans is one of my favorite recipes.

    We're headed to Va next week. I'll wave as we go by the Frederick exit.

  2. Cheryl - Have a safe trip!

  3. I just made these and they're AMAZING! Thanks for posting them!


  4. JSG - Glad you liked them!

  5. Hi Joe!

    Just wanted to ask you quickly, how many servings does this recipe provide?

  6. Bianca - 8 to 12 servings, depending on how large you cut the bars.