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Zucchini Walnut Streusel Bread is a delicious variation on a classic zucchini bread…the little extra crunch of the topping sets it apart from your everyday quick bread. Writing about food is a lot like writing about fashion, you need to keep one eye firmly fixed on the coming season.   Even during the high point of summer with all the hoopla about tomatoes and basil and ice cream,  there’s a little voice somewhere in the back of my mind whispering about what’s ahead. Zucchini is the ultimate symbol, sometimes comically so, of summer’s abundance, but a classic zucchini bread can’t help but suggest the coming cooler days and darker evenings.  I love it.  And this bread, with lots of spices and a streusel topping really drives the point home. Print Zucchini Walnut Streusel Bread Ingredients 2/3 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 Tbsp vanilla paste (or extract) 1/4 tsp cardamom (or cinnamon) 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp clove 1/4 tsp allspice 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt about 1 1/2 cups freshly grated zucchini 1/2 cup chopped walnuts for the streusel: 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup brown …

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Breakfast, Brunch


  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla paste (or extract)
  • ¼ tsp cardamom (or cinnamon)
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp clove
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • about 1 1/2 cups freshly grated zucchini
  • ½ cup chopped Walnuts
  • for the streusel:
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped Walnuts
  • 3 tbsp cold butter,


  1. Set your oven to 350F
  2. Beat the sugar and the oil together. Add the eggs one at a time, and then the vanilla paste and spices.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing just until it is combined.
  4. Fold in the zucchini and walnuts and spread the mixture into a buttered and floured 9x5 loaf pan. It is a thick batter, so spread it out evenly with a spatula.
  5. To make the streusel topping mix the flour, brown sugar, oats, and walnuts together in a small bowl.
  6. Add the cold butter and mix with your fingers, breaking apart the butter and incorporating it until the mixture has no more dry flour, and has a crumbly texture.
  7. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the batter.
  8. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out without wet batter clinging to it.
  9. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
  10. View the recipe instructions at The View From the Great Island

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