Wheat Germ Zucchini Bread

A family favorite! The maple flavor makes this a very unique and delicious variation for zucchini bread. A tasty way to sneak in veggies and whole grains.

3 eggs, beaten
3/4 C. honey
1/2 C. cooking oil
3 tsp maple flavoring
2 C. coarsely shredded, peeled, packed zucchini
(about 3 medium zucchini)
2 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup regular wheat germ (opt.)
2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or other whole grain flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup sesame seeds

Beat together eggs, honey, oil, and maple flavoring until foamy and thick. Stir in zucchini. Add soda, baking powder, salt, wheat germ and flour. Mix well. Add nuts. Spoon batter into two greased and floured loaf pans, 9"X5". Sprinkle tops with sesame seeds. Bake in oven preheated to 350 F about one hour or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pans about 10 minutes before removing from pans. The zucchini has a wonderful distinctive flavor.