Growing up if someone mentioned Zucchini Bread I would simply turn up my nose. The possibility of eating something with that name always grossed me out. But once I tried it, I found out that I actually liked it and have been enjoying it ever since.
I now make these zucchini bread loaves possibly once every week. I can make these very easily no matter what else I have going on at the time. It does not take long to prepare this dish. I can do the prep while waiting for something to bake, mixing up a salad, and watching television.
What Is Zucchini Bread and Why Make It?
Zucchini bread is a combination of grated zucchini with other ingredients such as sugar, eggs, butter, and spices. It’s a great way to use up extra zucchini in the garden and also make a delicious treat!
Zucchini bread has a light and fluffy texture. It can be enjoyed on its own, or with cream cheese or peanut butter. Homemade zucchini bread is the perfect way to bring an old family recipe back to life.
Zucchini bread is the perfect combination of sweet, nutty, and savory. Bring this delicious bread to life, by using a few key ingredients. You will need to use eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, zucchini, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
eggs – I’m sure you’ve heard of zucchini bread, but have you ever tried putting eggs in it? This is really not as shocking as it may sound. I’ve been making this recipe for years with my grandmother, and the results are always delicious! The eggs add a nice texture to the bread, plus they keep it moist.
sugar – I’m all about that sugar! I want to share with you the sweet things I have learned in the kitchen. From making exquisite desserts to crafting delicious treats. Sugar is my secret ingredient for bringing any dish from drab to fabulous.
vegetable oil – This is a great way to make all kinds of dishes, from salads and soups to main courses. It’s an essential ingredient for many traditional family recipes and can add flavor, texture, and nutrition to any dish. It is also low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free, making it the ideal choice for anyone looking to eat healthier.
vanilla extract – One of my favorite ingredients is vanilla extract. It adds a unique flavor to desserts, smoothies, and even savory dishes. The way I make vanilla extract is by soaking vanilla beans in alcohol. This creates a dark liquid that packs a punch of flavor.
Vanilla extract is versatile enough to be used in countless recipes. It adds an unbeatable sweetness that can make your cooking stand out. Whether baking cookies or whipping up a special dish for dinner guests, it will make all the difference!
zucchini – Zucchini is a versatile vegetable that can be used in many dishes, from zucchini noodles to zucchini bread. There are endless possibilities when it comes to cooking with zucchini. Plus, it’s a great way to sneak some extra veggies into your family’s meals.
baking powder – Baking powder is the perfect ingredient to kick off any meal! From homemade pancakes to fluffy cakes, baking powder is an essential item in any pantry.
I love using baking powder for all my favorite recipes. It helps create a light and airy texture that I can’t get enough of.
baking soda – Baking soda is essential to the kitchen. I cannot imagine my pantry without it! It is not only a key ingredient for many recipes but also useful for cleaning and general household tasks.
Baking soda can be used to make fluffy pancakes, bread, biscuits, and cakes. It can be used to deodorize carpets or coolers, or as a natural cleaner for countertops or dishes. Since it has neutralizing properties, baking soda can help restore the pH balance and nutrients in your body. This makes it an ideal healthy lifestyle choice.
So don’t forget that little box of baking soda tucked away in your pantry. It has many uses and will always come in handy!
salt – Cooking is more than just a process of adding the right ingredients together. It is also about adding the right seasoning and spices too. Which is why I’m a big fan of salt!
Besides salt adding flavor to our dishes, it can also be used to enhance other flavors in recipes as well. I always make sure I have plenty of different types of salts on hand, from Himalayan pink to sea salt. This also can bring out all the natural flavors of whatever dish I am cooking.
cinnamon – This spice has become one of my favorite ingredients because It adds warmth and flavor to any dish. Cinnamon also has some powerful health benefits. It is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the body and improve cognitive function.
When baking a cake or making a savory dish, adding some cinnamon will take your meal to the next level! You’ll be able to craft something that looks as good as it tastes.
Tips on Baking Zucchini Bread
Baking zucchini bread is a great way to use up extra zucchini from your garden. It is also a great way to be able to make a delicious treat. Using our easy tips and tricks, you can master this classic recipe in no time!
Start by gathering your ingredients and preheating the oven, then mix together the wet and dry ingredients until combined. Be sure to evenly spread the batter into a greased pan before baking for 45 minutes. Enjoy with family or friends – we’re sure you’ll be proud of your delicious homemade zucchini bread!
Creative Variations to Try with Your Zucchini Bread
Zucchini bread is delicious as is, but sometimes it’s fun to get creative. Try adding different fruits and nuts to your recipe for a unique twist! You can also experiment with different spices or flavorings like vanilla extract or almond extract.
You can make savory variations of the zucchini bread. Just add in some grated cheese, garlic, or herbs for a savory treat. With a little creativity, you can turn zucchini bread into something truly special!
- 1 large bowl
- 2 9×5 loaf pans
- 1 mixer, or hand beater
- 1 large wooden spoon
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup oil
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tsps cinnamon
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups zucchini unpeeled shredded and drained, Pack as much zucchini into the cup as you can. If your shredded zucchini is very wet, you can drain in a colander, too.
- 1 cup walnuts or pecans optional
- In a large bowl mix sugar, eggs, and oil with mixer.
- Add remaining ingredients except nuts. and conitnue mixing
- Fold in nuts (optional step).
- Pour into 2 greased or sprayed 9×5 inch loaf pans.
- Cook in preheated 350 degrees oven for 50 to 55 minutes.
Let me warn you, it may be shocking to see the size of the Zucchini that came out of the garden fresh, but here goes, and no, it is not from my garden.
It was given to me by one of my younger cousins and was actually harvested from her younger sister’s garden. My cousins are just so talented. Well, I tried to warn you and they are whoppers. LOL!
Wow! I made this Zucchini Bread using this my old tried and true recipe for my family when my older brother decided to come for a visit a couple of weeks ago, and need I say what a great hit it was with everyone?
My family loves this recipe and I thoroughly enjoyed making it for them. Try it and I am sure your family will rave about it as well.