Friday, July 3, 2009

Zucchini Bread

My mom has been making this bread for as long as I can remember. Some people may turn up their noses at zucchini being in a sweet quick bread, but it really adds a nice flavor and you can't really taste it as "zucchini". See, it's not even green ;)

When I make this I leave one loaf out for us to snack on and freeze the other loaf so that we can enjoy it again! I like to eat this warmed up with a little butter or cream cheese on it.

Zucchini Bread
from Jo's Kitchen
Makes 2 loaves

3 eggs
1 cup oil (vegetable or canola)
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups raw, peeled, grated zucchini (2 small zucchini)
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 8 x 4 loaf pans. (9 x 5 pans are fine too, your loaves will just be a little shorter.)

Beat eggs in a large bowl with electric mixer until foamy. Add oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in zucchini.

Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Add into zucchini mixture and beat on low until combined.

Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Run a butter knife around the edge of the loaves, cool for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Jo said...

I have never made zucchini bread. This looks really nice and easy to make too.. thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

i even like the ends-rwh

Donna-FFW said...

I always make chocolate zucchini bread with my garden zucchini. This year, Ill have to try this version.. sounds fantastic.

BMK said...

I love zucchini bread! Your recipe looks wonderful.

the happy family said...

i haven't made this kind of bread yet, but this looks great!