Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread Recipe

Zucchini season has arrived!  So I’ve started with some awesome Zucchini Bread! You can throw in nuts or chocolate chips or nothing at all, whatever you want! But I really do love baking with vegetables because it makes it all healthy, right? So I can eat as much as I want, right? :)

Zucchini Bread

When I was growing up, my neighbor has the most extravagant garden.  She would pay me to water it while she was out of town and being a poor 10-year-old I would take the job.  But I never understood her love of gardening.. until last summer.

Last year, I planted some zucchini plants, basil and mint.  Let me tell you, it was the funnest thing ever!  I would wake up every morning, fill up a mixing bowl (no watering can) and go out side barefoot to water the plants.  I only got about 3 zucchini from my 7 plants but that’s because I didn’t pay much attention to them… whoops! I was so excited to try again this summer but my new job will be keeping me away from the garden so I couldn’t plant much this season.

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

3 C. flour
1 t. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. cinnamon
3 eggs
1/2 C. oil
1/2 C. applesauce
1 1/4 C. sugar
1 C. brown sugar
3 tsp. vanilla extract
3 C. grated zucchini
1 C. nuts or chocolate chips, optional

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a large loaf pan or two smaller ones.
2. Combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon together and set aside. (I like to sift them together incase there are any lumps.)
3. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, oil applesauce, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
4. Combine wet and dry ingredients and add grated zucchini and nuts. Stir only until combined.
5. Pour into loaf pan(s) and bake for 50-60 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.

I love quick bread recipes!  A slice of bread with smoothie is my favorite breakfast :)

The Best Zucchini Bread

Remember… the smaller Zucchini have more flavor!

Baking with Zucchini

Looking for something a little sweeter?  Try these Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes… the kids will never know they’re full of veggies :) 

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcake

8 thoughts on “Zucchini Bread

  1. 1
    Vanessa says:

    I have a tried and true recipe for this bread, but if this bread is anything like banana bread, I’m making it!!! Can’t wait! :)

  2. 2

    Your zucchini story is reminiscent of my tomato experience. I attempted to grow an heirloom tomato plant last summer. It got huge with usually large leaves, but I ended up with only 2 medium and 1 small tomatoes! Your zucchini bread looks wonderful!

  3. 3
    Nancy Norris says:

    Will definitely try this one Lizzy! What tip are you using on these cupcakes? Compliments on your pics again!

  4. 4
    Celeste says:

    Your pictures are beautiful by the way! (Never thought pictures of bread could be described that way but they are). I really want to try this recipe, I love zucchini bread and yours looks so moist and delicious!!

  5. 5
    Joanne says:

    What size loaf pan did you use? You stated to use one large or 2 smaller pans.

  6. 6
    Veda says:

    When do you add the applesauce? I assume it is with the egg mixture?

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