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Zucchini Bread Recipe

It’s that time of year again, the zucchini is plentiful!  We planted a couple zucchini plants in our raised garden bed, and have already harvested several.  We love zucchini, I slice and fry it, I add it to stir-fry, I grate it and bake cookies but most of all, we love Zucchini Bread.

This recipe comes from my Aunt, my Dad’s sister, and her neighbor lady, who was a wonderful baker. They are no longer with us, but I have very fond memories of visiting her and enjoying this Zucchini Bread.

Even though we have fresh zucchini from the garden, I used the zucchini that I froze last year, just to use it up first. It’s amazing how the gardens and flowers are almost a whole month ahead of their regular schedule. The bag of shredded zucchini that I took from the freezer was dated, August 11th, almost a month exactly.

To learn how I freeze zucchini, and other fruits and vegetables, head on over to Pocket Change Gourmet. If you are using frozen zucchini in this recipe {or any other recipe}, simply defrost it in the fridge overnight or if you forget to pull it out {like I did}, just defrost it in the microwave a few minutes, then add the zucchini to your recipe, including the liquid.

What do you cook or bake with your garden harvest?  Do you grow your own or visit the Farmer’s Market?

Bake up an extra loaf or two and share with your neighbors!

Zucchini Bread

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 small loaves or 2 large

Zucchini Bread

A recipe passed down from my Aunt. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped (I use walnuts, but any are fine)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour bread pans. This recipe will make 6 small loaves, or 2 large loaves, or a combination of the two.
  2. Beat eggs in large bowl, until foamy.
  3. Add sugar, oil and vanilla, mix well.
  4. Add cinnamon, salt, soda, and baking powder. Mix well.
  5. Add the flour and zucchini alternately, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Fold in nuts
  7. Bake for about 30-40 minutes for mini loaves, increase time, depending on the size of your loaf.

Notes

Liz says...if you freeze the zucchini, just defrost and include all the liquid in your recipe as well.

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Comments

  1. Well, I guess now I am just gonna have to make some zucchini bread! Of course I will need to do that early tomorrow morning or late tonight because the oven is not going on when it is in the low 100′s :)
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  2. I’m loving all the garden bounty! In fact, we are heading over to our garden right now (it’s a community effort). Here are two of my posts that feature garden yummies:
    http://www.raisingarrows.net/2010/08/zucchini-squash-and-eggplant-oh-my.html
    http://www.raisingarrows.net/2010/05/homemade-salsa-i-love-you.html
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  3. erin says:

    That’s the same recipe I use and it is wonderful. The only change I make is to use 1 cup of applesauce instead of the cup of oil. The result is the same, but healthier. :) I get lots of tomatoes so I make all kinds of things, but my new favorite is the. Cheesy tomato bread that Dana posted on Dana made it.

  4. Susie's Homemade says:

    Yummy!

  5. Karen R says:

    I love Zucchini Bread. I had a slice for breakfast. I use pecans in mine and I haven’t tried it with brown sugar…..have to try that next time.

  6. We have an abundance of Zucchinis here in Florida… definetly a great way to get use out of farm fresh veggies! I love those kinds of recipes!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Rachel

  7. Jacqueline says:

    I need to be making some of this. I have a few chilling in the fridge. I love zucchini bread and zucchini cake. So moist, so delicious….
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  8. This sounds great, I’ve earmarked a few recipes for this weekend and this will be one of them. I didn’t know zucchini bread was this easy to make and it’s oh so good!

    I would love it if you linked this recipe up at my blog carnival.

    Family Food Fridays

    Hope to see you there!

  9. April Harris says:

    This sounds like an absolutely delicious zucchini bread – and it looks yummy too!

  10. ButterYum says:

    Lovely photo! Nothing beats a great loaf of zucchini bread, that’s for sure! Happy summer!!

    :)
    ButterYum

    PS – nice blog – I’ll be back. Hope you’ll stop by for a visit too!

  11. I love zucchini bread too! It’s been way too long since I’ve made it.
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  12. Emily says:

    My that bread sure does look good! I am definitely going to make this! Yum! Yum!
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  13. We made this bread and posted about it. It was great, thanks for the recipe!

    We posted here:
    http://www.gethealthycheap.com/2010/08/zucchini-bread-distracts-lonely-girls.html

  14. Heather says:

    Your bread looks really Yummy! I featured it check it out and grab a button if you’d like!
    http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2010/08/zucchini-bread.html

  15. Looks wonderful, warm, moist… I’m STARVING!!! :) Ever make chocolate zucchini loaf? If not, there’s one for your list. :)

    Donna
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  16. Thanks for joining our Thursday Recipe Spree! I am swimming in Zucchini so this recipe is perfect!

    Melissa
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  17. Marta says:

    I just got zucchini from a friends garden yesterday and just seeing the picture of your bread confirmed I must bake some today :)

    Love the blog btw :)

  18. I made this today with our surplus of garden zucchini. I have called OMG zucchini bread. I used coconut oil for the oil. I also made zucchini cakes for lunch, but your bread was the hit of the meal.
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  19. Linda says:

    I just picked my first zucchini of the year a few days ago. This recipe sounds like the one I make, but I usually add raisins or chocolate chips in too :)

    Linda

  20. Susan H. says:

    I love zucchini bread and use this recipe. Next time try adding a small can of crushed pineapple drained…save the juice.. Makes it even better. Then I mix the saved pineapple juice with some confectioner’s sugar into a glaze and drizzle over top of bread. Yummy. Deer ate up my squash and zucchini plants this year. :(

  21. I made this last night (double batch!) and used homemade applesauce from the freezer for half the oil. I was then able to cut about a third the white sugar because the applesauce is so sweet. When I make it again, I’ll probably do all applesauce and cut even more sugar.

    It was SO GOOD and SO MOIST!

    Also, because a friend that was coming over is allergic to corn (and constarch is in baking powder) I used 1/8 tsp more baking soda and 1/8 tsp cream of tartar. Worked beautifully.

    Thanks for the recipe! It’s a keeper!
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  22. Love Zucchini Bread! I will definitely try this recipe. I used to grow Zucchini and I found that the medium size were much more juicy then when I let them get too overgrown. ;)

  23. kimberly says:

    I have 28 zucchini plants growing right now. :)
    I cook it every way possible!
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  24. Hailee says:

    Thanks! I’m trying it today used butter instead of oil hope it works!

  25. Lisa says:

    I made this in mini loaf pans, and also used this recipe to make zucchini bread in a jar for the church bake sale! I had used another recipe previously….but decided to try this and it is Fantastic!! I love it! Thank you sooo much for sharing.

  26. charlotte willson says:

    well got the recipe written down and all the extras written down and am off to the kitchen to make some of this bread. sounds yummy. will let you all know how it turns out.

  27. WELL THE ZUCCHINI BREAD IS BAKED AND COOLING AND YUMMY. I THINK IT LACKED A LITTLE FLAVOR……BUT I ALSO THINK THAT IS BECAUSE OUR ZUCCHINI WAS OLD….YES I SAID OLD. AND AFTER GETTING A COUPLE SEEDS IN A FEW BITES REALIZED MIKE DID NOT TAKE ALL THE SEEDS OUT. IT IS A MOIST ZUCCHINI BREAD AND I THINK WITH FRESH ZUCCHINI WOULD BE FABULOUS. DEFINITE REDO FOR THIS HOUSE HOLD. I DID NOT ADD THE NUTS IT ASKED FOR BUT THE SEEDS ADDED CRUNCH lol. WELL TIME TO RELAX AND THEN MAKING THE BAKED POTATO SOUP THIS AFTERNOON.

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