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Cherry & Walnut Zucchini Bread

A scrumptious zucchini bread recipe that features this seasonal squash along with plump, juicy Montmorency Dried Cherries and crunchy walnuts.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 1 Loaf

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup Cherry Republic Montmorency Dried Cherries
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F and grease the bottom and sides of an 8x4 loaf pan.
  • Blend eggs, sugar, oil, yogurt, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and cinnamon until smooth.
  • Squeeze excess water from grated zucchini; stir into batter.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Fold in dried cherries and walnuts into the batter. Stir in chocolate chips, if desired.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 to 60 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.