Friday, August 16, 2013

Homemade Zucchini Bread



Last week my Mom gifted me a giant zucchini. It was so big that I had to carry it like a baby. I wish I had a picture of it before I grated it to pieces. This thing was beautiful. The whole thing yielded 6 loaves of zucchini bread. I probably could have found some other things to make with the zucchini, but the bread was so good, I just kept making it again and again. What can I say, it's that good. Another great thing about this bread is the longer you let it sit, the better it gets because it allows the zucchini time to soak its juices into the rest of the bread. The bad thing about this is that it's hard not to make this bread last more than a day. Enjoy!

Homemade Zucchini Bread
Yield: 2 loaves
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 40-60 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour - 1 hour, 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup oil 
2 1/4 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cups chopped walnuts (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease two 8 x 4 inch loaf pans. 

Using a whisk, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and ground cinnamon in a medium bowl. Be sure to mix well and remove any lumps. 

In a large bowl, beat eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla extract until well blended. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until fully combined. Stir in zucchini (and nuts if you prefer) and divide evenly into the two greased pans. 

Bake for 40-60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool and enjoy!

TIP: This bread is better on the second day as it allows time for the bread to really soak up the juices from the zucchini. Yum!

8 comments:

his_girl_friday said...

I lurve zucchini bread!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love zucchini but I've never thought to make zucchini bread. This looks totally delicious Catherine! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

Happy weekend!
Rowena @ rolala loves

myomlife said...

This looks amazing! I've been craving sweet breads lately so this is inspiring me to make my own:)

Much love, http://www.myomlife.com/

Akshara Vivekananthan said...

I've always been curious as to how zucchini bread would taste! I think I'll have to finally satisfy this mystery and give it a shot. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Cheers!
Akshara
Simply Akshara

Laura Crosby said...

Ohhh I've been looking for an awesome zucchini bread recipe, I'm ganna have to try making this!

crazyperfectlife said...

That sounds so good!! Just might have to try it out!!

Charity said...

Oh yummo this looks delicious. I have been wanting to make some muffins but never got around to it. I think I will have to give it a try now.

Chelsea said...

That is a giant zucchini! Your bread looks so good! Thanks for linking-up with us for Kitchenspiration!