Elena and Staci Goes Country: Zucchini and Date Loaf

Hi Ya’ll!

Visiting the country calls for homemade cooking and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing, with the help of my mother in-law or MIL.

In my previous post (Here: http://goo.gl/Ibh5bK) I showed you guys a picture of a giant zucchini I purchased at Lyster Orchards… Well my MIL and I have been having fun experimenting with recipes that contain zucchini.

My MIL and I decided to make Zucchini and Date Loaf, which is so delicious I haven’t stopped eating it. So I thought I would share it with you!


  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (I used whatever oil I had)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I didn’t have any walnuts, so I made it without)
  • 1 1/2 cups of self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • butter to serve


  1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a 15 x 25 cm loaf pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, extending 2 cm above edges.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat combined sugar oil and eggs until combined.
  3. Stir in Zucchini, dates and nuts. Fold through sifted flours and nutmeg.
  4. Spoon into prepared pan, smoothing top. Bake for 5-60 minutes until cooked when tested. Serve with butter.






Ash x

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