Classic Zucchini Bread

Classic Zucchini Bread
½ cup neutral-flavored oil (canola, peanut or regular olive–not extra virgin)1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1½ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon baking powderPinch of salt1⅓ cups grated zucchini

Optional: Walnuts

Turbinado sugar, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.In a large bowl, whisk the oil with the sugar until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla; mix until fully incorporated.Add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Use a rubber spatula to mix the ingredients to combine. Fold in the shredded zucchini and walnuts, if using.Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle the top with turbinado sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the loaf is golden brown, 30 to 45 minutes. Cool completely before slicing.

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