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May 31, 2010

Zucchini Bread

Growing up, there was no time to waste when the zucchini bread came out of the oven.  My Mom would beg us to let it cool, but there was no time.  When you have five people all anxiously awaiting a piece you had to fight your way for firsts, seconds, and even thirds.  A loaf did not last long in our household

For some reason I have never made zucchini bread.  It kind of seems like some superwoman skill only possessed by my mother.  However, this weekend I was bored so I decided to give it a shot. I have to say that I missed fighting off my brothers...

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker


-3 cups of shredded zucchini (about 3 medium size zucchinis)
-1 2/3 cup sugar
-2/3 cup vegtable oil
-2 tsp. vanilla
-4 large eggs
-3 cups all purpose flour
-2 tsp. baking soda
-1 tsp. salt
-1 tsp. ground cinnamon
-1/2 tsp. baking powder
-Optional 1/2 cup of raisin, nuts, or chocolate chips


1. Move the oven rack to a position where the top of the pan(s) will be in the center of the oven. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Grease the bottom only of either two 8x4 or one 9x5 inch loaf pans.

3. Mix zucchini, sugar, oil, vanilla, and egg until well mixed.  Stir in remaining ingredients except nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips. Mix well.  Stir in the optional ingredients if desired.

4. Bake 8 inch loaves for 50-60 minutes, or 9 inch loaf for an hour and 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (it took me and hour forty).

5. Cool for 10 minutes on wire rack.  Loosen sides of loaf and remove.  Cool for 2 hours.

6. Eat it quickly before everyone else.



Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Sooooo weird! My father in law JUST asked me 15 minutes ago if I knew how to cook Zuchinni and I told him I never have. He is giving me a bunch to take home from his garden and now I have an awesome recipe to try! Thanks!! :)

Rachel said...

I have never had this before, but I love zuchini. I am thinking I should try it!

melissa said...

I've never had zuchinni bread before. I always imagined it would be sort of savory, like cornbread but it looks from the recipe that it's sweet. I'm intrigued! Guess I need to try this.

Michelle said...

I've never had it! The batter looks questionable (haha) but the finished product looks to die for!

missris said...

Mmmm looks delish!

Life of a Doctor's Wife said...

Yum! I love zucchini bread! Especially when it's still warm and you can melt a small pat of butter on it. Delish!

agalandherdog said...

Yum! I've never made it before either.

Maureen said...

That is so funny you posted this because we were JUST talking about zucchini bread the other day! I was telling a story about how a few years ago Tony asked me what the heck zucchini bread was. I couldn't believe that he had never heard of it. And as I was telling the story the other day, half of the group had also never heard of it! Is it a regional thing? I thought everyone ate zucchini bread growing up!
Recipe looks great! I'll probably bake some of that up when the zucchini comes up in the garden!

Kristin said...

That looks so darn good!

The Shabby Princess said...

Love, love, love zucchini bread!! But, have never made it myself. Maybe this will be a weekend project.


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