If you saw my post about one of my current favorite snacks, summer salad, then you already know our garden is out of control right now. We’re constantly getting tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and zucchini. There is actually a huge pile on the counter right now that I’m wondering how we’re going to eat before it all goes bad. I’ve been cooking squash, onions and zucchini together and eating it with my meals for weeks, but recently we decided to try to make zucchini bread. Confession: My husband actually made it — and it’s so, so good! I snapped a few pictures of this bread and had quite a few people ask for the recipe, so here it is.. finally!
I’ve seen a few different recipes for zucchini bread and some have you shave the skin off before shredding. I personally like seeing green in my zucchini bread, so I leave the skin on. I just cut of the ends of the zucchini and push it right into the food processor. I also want to add that if you end up shredding more zucchini than this recipe calls for and add it in the mixture, it throws everything off. I learned this the hard way when I just threw all of the shredded zucchini in and my bread ended up flat and never really cooked all the way through. I had to toss it in the trash (sad face). My husband loves to remind me he’s a better cook than me and this surely didn’t help my case. So bottom line: measure it all out and stick to the recipe below.
– 2 eggs
-1 cup sugar
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 & 1/4 cup shredded zucchini
-1 & 1/2 cup flour
-2 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp baking powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
2. Mix the eggs & sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add the oil and vanilla until combined.
3. Mix in the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder until combined.
4. Add in the shredded zucchini and mix until combined.
5. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan.
6. Bake for about 45-50 minutes. (Test by inserting a toothpick in the center; it should come out clean.)
7. Let the zucchini bread cool completely before slicing.
What are some of your favorite treats or snacks using what you get from your garden?