Lion House Zucchini Bread

1 c. vegetable oil

2 c. sugar

3 eggs

3 tsp. vanilla

2 c. shredded raw zucchini (you don't need to peel it)

3 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

3 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 c. chopped nuts, opt.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine oil, sugar and eggs in a large bowl; mix well.  Blend in the vanilla and zucchini.  Combine the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and baking powder and add to the wet ingredients.  Stir until just combined.  Stir in the nuts.  Divide batter evenly between two well-greased loaf pans.  Bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.  

Jenn's Notes: Sometimes I combine some cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over the loaves before I bake them and it will create a crispy top! So good.