You know you want a slice.
I have intended to make this bread for two years people. TWO YEARS! It was printed off and has been sitting in a binder since October 2010. So what finally prompted this little loaf? Well I'll tell you the story (because I know you're dying to hear):
It began the first night in Minnesota. We went to a hole-in-the-wall pizza joint called Savoy, and after pouring over the menu and deliberating on our pizza selections, we came to two final choices: The Savoy Special (aka a LOADED Supreme) and Pepperoni Pineapple (a combo suggested by my brother). My brother apparently knows his pizza, because that PP got devoured so fast I only ended up getting one slice!
One thing was decided after that PP experience: this must be recreated at home.
Fast forward 5 days later. I arrive back in Texas and immediately head to the grocery store with two things in mind: cilantro and pineapple. [We don't waste any time when we want pizza.] Fast forward three days later. We go out to lunch to Palio's and order...you guessed it! Pepperoni Pineapple. It's apparently our new fav. Tied with supreme anyway; gotta stay true to my love.
So, what to do with the leftover pineapple?? What to do, what to do? I made this bread! It was worth the two year wait. Everything a zucchini bread should be- bursting with spices, moist, and flavorful.
So have a slice! (of both the bread and the pizza). It's fruit and veggies, afterall :)
Zucchini Pineapple Bread
Makes one 9x5-inch loaf
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup grated zucchini
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
In a large bowl, mix oil, eggs, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Blend in pineapple and zucchini. Stir flour mixture into zucchini mixture. Pour batter into greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until set in the middle and wooden toothpick comes out clea. Cool on wire rack.
Adapted from AllRecipes.