Zucchini, Walnut & Cranberry Bread

This Zucchini, Walnut & Cranberry Bread is the perfect thing to put on our Meta Boards with some cheese and fig jam. Heres how to make it...

  • 2 2/3 cups (400g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 1/3 cups (295g) caster sugar
  • 1/2 firmly packed cup (100g) brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 200ml sunflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large zucchini, grated
  • 3/4 cup (75g) walnuts, toasted, chopped, plus 6 whole walnuts to garnish
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
  • Soft cheese (such as brie) & Fig Jam to serve
Preheat oven to 150°C. Grease and line a 2-litre loaf pan. Sift flour, soda, baking powder and spices into a large bowl. Stir in sugars, then add egg, oil, vanilla, zucchini, nuts, cranberries and a pinch of salt. Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined, then spread into the prepared pan. Top with extra nuts. Bake on middle shelf of oven for 1-1 1/4 hours or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve with cheese & fig jam.

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