"Need to do something with all those cucumbers from your garden? Here is a delicious, moist nut bread with spices you can vary to your taste." — Marcella
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peeled, seeded, and shredded cucumber
coarsely chopped pecans
Very yummy! Great way to use up cucumbers. We only used 1/2 the amount of oil and the rest applesauce. It did take some time to peel and shred, but is worth it! We used walnuts since we didn't have any pecans. Thanks for the recipe!
The texture of this loaf was lovely. I actually drained my cucumbers for over 24 hours and it was I think this made a difference. The taste was good except for the overwhelming flavour of the cucumbers! I like cucumbers, but I am not sure the flavour lends itself to this kind of loaf. But if that is what you are looking for, than this recipe will fit the bill!
This is a fantastic recipe to use the cucumbers in your garden that got away from you. You know the big giants. Or even the smaller ones that you have 24 of them hanging around. DO NOT skip the step of salting the cucumbers and letting them rest. Mine sat for about 3 hours before I used them and I was amazed at how much water the salt pulled from them. The taste and texture is a lot like zucchini bread. I baked mine in 5 - 3 1/2" x 6" pans, 2 without pecans and 3 with pecans. They were done in 38 minutes. I have 2 more cukes on my counter that I'm baking 10 mini loaves to freeze. My DS loved this and wants to take a few back to school with him. Our favorite way to eat this bread is toasted with a thin layer of butter (the guys) dry (for me) for breakfast. Thanks Marcella for posting this recipe - it is a keeper!
Fabulously moist and full of flavor! Wonderfully creative use for all these beautiful, home gardened cucumbers!
another perfect way to use up too many cucumbers. I used unsweetened applesauce instead of the oil to make it a bit healthier. No one tasted the cucumber! Thank you!
This is absolutely wonderful!It's moist and flavorful- whole family loved it. I even had my mother and mother-in-law asking for the recipe! I also used only 1/2 the oil and substituted applesauce for the other 1/2. Thanks for posting!!!
we loved this.. bf said he was pleasantly surprised by the recipe bc he was like cucumbers?? .. only difference was i did half and half with the oil and applesauce.. i used allspice in place of the nutmeg and cloves.. for the nuts i used a blend of walnuts and pecans.. i only made enough for one loaf and i used my conventional oven.. i nearly burnt the thing to a crisp so beware if you're using anything other than a regular oven.. ty for the recipe.. bf says it reminds him of xmas :)
Great! Replaced 3/4 of the oil with apple sauce otherwise kept it as written. I had so many cucumbers this year in my garden that this was an absolutely perfect way to utilize them all. Made 6 loaves and froze 5. Very yummy! Great recipe! Thank you!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cucumber Nut Bread
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 239
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