Good Ole Zucchini Bread

7:52 AM

I mentioned that my generous neighbor gave us some of her extra veggies last week here.  The bag of goodies included two beautiful green zucchinis that I wanted to use immediately.  My first thought was to save them for a dish, but I LOVE zucchini bread.  I grew up on the stuff.  I wanted to share the love with the rest of my family.  Those zucchinis lived a long life in the field, but probably only stayed around for five minutes in my house before they were chopped up on my mandoline.

I strongly recommend using a hand-held mandoline when preparing veggies or fruit for any bread recipe.  It juliennes the vegetable finely and is perfect for bread.  I cannot live without it.  The handheld version is much easier to store too.

There are tons of quick bread recipes out there.  I cut back on the butter and added brown sugar to this one and deleted the nuts and cranberries.  Zucchini bread should be plain and show off its star ingredient. 

What You Will Need:

2-3 C finely chopped zucchini

What You Already Have:

2 eggs

3 C flour

2 tsp cinnamon

Dash of nutmeg

pinch of salt

Non-stick cooking spray

1 ½ sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature

1 C sugar

½ C finely pack brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp baking soda

2 loaf pans

Large bowl

Medium bowl


Hand mixer

1)      Preheat oven to 350˚.

2)      Prepare loaf pans by spraying with cooking spray.

3)      In large bowl, beat together eggs, sugars, vanilla and butter on low-medium speed.

4)      Mix baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour in medium bowl.

5)      Slowly add flour mixture to egg mixture and stir with spoon.

6)      Fold in zucchini.

7)      Divide batter into two loaf pans.

8)      Bake on top rack for an hour or until completely cooked.

9)      Remove and cool.

10)   Slice and serve plain, with butter or cream cheese.

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  1. This looks sooooo good and so easy to make too. I love your recipes:) Hope you have big plans for the 4th.
    Have an awesome weekend,
    Espanol para Ninos

  2. This looks yummy! I love trying new recipes and LOVE zucchini bread (have a pretty good recipe of my own too:).
    Thanks for sharing,

  3. yea for a vegetarian recipe! looks so yummy! thanks for the idea!

  4. This looks great! I love that it is just zuchini!! I'm catching up via VoiceBoks!! Have a great weekend! I always love to visit your great site!

  5. Yummm! I am printing out this recipe as I type! Following from Voiceboks!

    Jessica K

  6. We have so many Zucchini in our garden right now, this will be a great recipe for us to try. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  7. I am totally going to have my husband try to make this for us. Notice I said my's best if I stay far removed from the kitchen. It never ends well if I'm in charge in there.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm not a follower here!

  8. That bread looks great! I really need to take the time to make homemade bread.

    Stopping by from VoiceBoks!

  9. I love Zucchini Bread, but don't have a recipe for it. I'm going to have to give this one a looks yummy!

    Lisa from vB

  10. Great recipe, sounds easy to make and I have all the ingredients already in the pantry, as soon as the zuchinni are ready to pick from the vegetable garden I'll be making this for sure.
    Many thanks for sharing.

  11. wow, this sounds so great...i love to try it! thanks for sharing your recipe! have a great weekend. :)

  12. I like Zucchini. I hope it tastes as it looks. Yummy. Visiting form voiceBoks.

  13. How wonderful to have such a generous neighbor! Nice & versatile site :)
    Anna, Visiting from Voiceboks

  14. When I was a kid, my father planted way too many zucchini one year. We ate zucchini-everything!!! I haven't been able to eat it since lol.

    However, this looks so good (and I am starving), I may have to try it again.

    Visiting from voiceBoks!

  15. Oh my goodness! This looks so delicious! I grew up on zucchini bread too and I haven't had it in a while. I just may have to make a trip to the grocery store.

    P.S. I'm a new follower from voiceBoks. Looking forward to your next post!

  16. usually my favorite is banana bread...never tried thi one and it looks delicious!!!!

  17. YUMMO! Great recipe just that I will have to do it with gluten-free products. Great connecting with you via Voiceboks again!

  18. Wait...your forgot the chocolate chips! ;-)


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