Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Zucchini Bread

Even though it was like 87 degrees here in Pittsburgh on Sunday, I had Zucchini Bread on the brain and just had to make some!

Friday's BakeSpace Newsletter featured Zucchini Bread. What?? You don't get the BakeSpace Newsletter??? Check out the archive HERE. You can read them from the archive or sign up to have them delivered to your email inbox!

Anyway... After reading the newsletter, it occurred to me that I haven't had Zucchini Bread in easily more than 10 years. My mom used to make it often growing up. The grocery store usually only has those tiny zucchinis, but the zucchinis that came from my grandfather's garden were easily the size of your forearm. They made a TON of zucchini bread.

So even though it was VERY hot for an April day, I fired up the oven and made some Zucchini Bread.


Zucchini Bread
3 eggs
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
2 C zucchini, peeled & chopped or shredded
1 C vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
3 C flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 C nuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 325F
In medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
In a mixing bowl, combine oil & sugars, mix well
Add eggs & vanilla, mix well.
Add flour mixture and mix well.
Add zucchini & nuts, combine.
Bake at 325F in two greased or parchment paper lined loaf pans for 60 minutes or until pick comes out dry.


Preheat oven to 325F.

These worked out to be about a cup each.

Shred or chop the peeled zucchini.

In a mixing bowl, combine oil & sugars, mix well

Add eggs & vanilla, mix well.

Add flour mixture and mix well.

Add zucchini & nuts, combine.

Pour batter into greased or parchment paper lined loaf pans.

Bake for 60 minutes at 325F or until pick comes out dry.

This tasted exactly how I remembered!


When your garden is overflowing this summer... don't forget about Zucchini Bread!


Donna-FFW said...

I love zucchini bread.. Its one of my favorite things to make with garden zucchini.. I like to make chocolate zucchini bread:)

Mom on the Run said...

This is a summer staple for me. We always have way more zucchinis than we need. I will be sure to use your recipe!

Natashya said...

I am tempted to rip out what is left of the front lawn and put in zucchini - I love it fresh from the garden. Great bread!

Joelen said...

With the summer approaching, I need to star this recipe so I can use up all the zucchini that will be in season!

Peter M said...

Both zuke and banana bread are my favourite quick breads.

DDpie said...

I love zuccini bread, not sure why I never make it???

noble pig said...

This will come in handy once zucchini starts overpowering the market!

Bob said...

I've never made zucchini bread. It looks great, I'll have to remedy that...

teresa said...

Last year I made zucchini bread constantly from the zucc's in my garden, I LOVE it! Yours looks fantastic!

tamilyn said...

I can't wait until the zucchini start growing in the garden! I found a recipe for some awesome bars last year and not I will need to print this off and make some bread too!

tamilyn said...

NOW I will need to print off your recipe-fingers not working yet......

Sandie said...

I LOVE zucchini bread!

Short story: I once worked with a guy who made the most wonderful zucchini bread & always made me an extra loaf when he whipped up a batch. After months of pleading (ok, I begged) he finally gave me the recipe. I made it, but it didn't turn out quite the same, so I questioned him about it at work the next day.

He told me his grandmother (who gave him the recipe) had taught him to always leave 1 secret ingredient out of the recipe, so no one would ever be able to duplicate their delicious bread. How's that for generosity? To this day, I don't know what their secret ingredient was (but I wish I did).

Lara said...

Sadly, for as much as I like it when my friends share their zucchini bread with me, I've never actually made my own. I'll have to give this a try.

Spryte said...

@Sandie... Oh no! I can't even imagine leaving out an ingredient! I'd much rather just have someone tell me no!

Christine said...

They look tempting. Zucchini is in season right now. Better to make some for my family. Thanks for sharing.

girlichef said...

I'm also a huge fan of zucchini bread, though I haven't made it in a while...soon I'll be overrun with zucchini at the farmer's market and I'll HAVE to make it :) Looks delish!

Tangled Noodle said...

No matter the temps, zucchini bread is always a hit! I have a favorite lemon-zuke recipe that you've made me think of (and lots of frozen zucchini from last year's harvest). But let's not forget choco-zuke cake. Now I'm the one who has zucchini bread on the brain!