Creativity in the Kitchen: Cinnamon Pecan Cucumber Bread

When I stated in this earlier entry that Mark gave me a ton of food, I really meant it. The sheer amount of cucumbers alone barely fit in my veggie crisper bin in my refrigerator! While I was on the baking kick, I decided that cucumber bread sounded just as delicious as cucumber muffins, and my dear sous chef/boyfriend was more than happy to help me prepare it.

Cinnamon Pecan Cucumber Bread

3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups cucumber, peeled and pureed (though you could also grate them if you’re really feeling domestic)
3 cups white flour
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons cinnamon
Pecans, as desired (walnuts might be good, too)

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Fill loaf pans evenly. Bake at 325 degrees for 60 – 70 minutes. Makes 2 loaves.

Since I took the cucumber muffins to work with me, dear boyfriend took the bread to work with him. He reports that the bread was devoured with the morning coffee. There are also reports that the Spicy Peanut Butter Frosting of the cucumber muffins fame also makes a good spread for the bread.

If you make this, I’d love to hear how it turns out!

4 thoughts on “Creativity in the Kitchen: Cinnamon Pecan Cucumber Bread

  1. I also have a ton of giant cucumbers sitting around that I was looking for something to do with. I tried this recipe today, and it turned out wonderfully! Very easy to put together, and the bread has a light cucumber flavor after it’s baked. Delicious! Thanks for posting it!

    Kari

  2. I had an abundance of cucumbers this year and they were just sitting there in the fridge… Family frowns at the thought of vegetables..This is absolutely one of the most delicious cumcumber bread recipes. I was a little leary to try it out..But so glad I did!!! I added a sugar and cinnamon crusted layer to the top during the last 10 minutes..Wow! Thanks for sharing!

  3. OMG, this is fabulous! broke my ankle, so I had to find another alternative for cucumbers that was easy…my son and I made this today…wonderful! thanks!!

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