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Zucchini Bread

by Jamie on July 22, 2009

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I am not blessed to live on a piece of land that will accomodate a large lush garden; however, I do reep the benefits of friends’ overflowing crops. This arrangement is awesome because it means I have no gardening to do, and since I have the tendency to kill everything, this is a good thing!

I received fresh zucchini, cucumbers and lovely cherry tomatoes from one of my best friends and, of course, I had to make something sweet. I have not made zucchini bread in ages, but it was the first idea that popped into my mind after receiving the bag of veggies from her.

I scoured the web and settled on a recipe from my beloved allrecipes. This recipe is straight forward and very easy. The bread tasted great fresh out of the oven with a pat of butter. After it sat overnight, it was still good, but not as moist as I would have liked it to be.

This recipe is highly rated, so the dryness could have been operator error! Don’t get me wrong, it was tasty, just not perfection in my eyes. If any of you have a great moist (ack! I hate that word!) zucchini bread recipe, holla by leaving a comment here, emailing me or send me a tweet!

Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by!


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Zucchini Bread

July 22nd, 2009

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 vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts (I omitted these)

Directions:

1. Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C).

2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.

3. Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.

4. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.

Notes:

- I used one 8"×4" pan and 2 mini loaf pans. My 8"×4" took around 50 minutes and the mini loaf pans took around 30 minutes.


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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

oneshotbeyond July 22, 2009 at 11:09 am

my favorite type of bread EVER!

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Fahrenheit 350° July 22, 2009 at 11:27 am

That looks fabulous! My favorite is a zucchini/banana bread!

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madebymel July 22, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I adapted this recipe to add moisture and flavor and actually just blogged about it! I add brown sugar and ground ginger. Also, make sure you are not sqeezing the excess moisture out of the zucchini. Hopefully you will have better luck next time with this recipe!

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Artistic Accents by Darla July 22, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I've made this recipe many, many times and it's always a huge hit!
I shred and freeze my zucchini so I can make it all winter long :) YUM!
Mine has never been dry but I think I tend to underbake just slightly :)
Don't give up on this one, it really is good.
Darla

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Kathy A July 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm

I absolutely love zucchini bread. In my recipe, I add crushed pineapple, it really perks up the flavor. I bake mine bread in spam cans! They make the best baking pans and wonderful for gift giving!

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~Mrs. Guru~ July 22, 2009 at 3:11 pm

I love zucchini bread. I remember at first site/hear I laughed and said I would not like it but all it took was one bite and I was hooked!

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Faith July 22, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Lovely photos as usual! Zucchini bread is a summertime fav of mine.

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Cursing Mama July 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I always use the recipe in my Betty Crocker cookbook – and add just a little more zucchini than it calls for. Same for the banana bread too.

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Jennifer July 22, 2009 at 8:02 pm

BEAUTIFUL PICTURE!!!

I love zucchini bread, this looks SO good and I have so many zucchinis in my fridge right now!

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sherri July 23, 2009 at 6:54 am

Love the photo- how cute! Recipe sounds great!

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Doreen July 25, 2009 at 11:37 am

This recipe looks fabulous! I have heard about how delicious zucchini bread tastes and I love baking banana bread often, so I definattly have to try this zucchini bread instead next time!

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Mermaid Sweets July 26, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Looks so pretty and after seeing this I wish I had a zucchini to make it.

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cookies and cups July 30, 2009 at 7:27 am

how funny! We are a kindred spirit apparently…my latest post is so similar to yours…being gardening challenged myself…love your blog!!

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sue September 13, 2009 at 1:55 am
Yumi Kobayashi July 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Hey! I got a few zucchinis from a friend and I’m planning to use this recipe! I’m trying to make it a little healthier by using brown sugar and whole wheat flour. I hope it turns out well~! Thanks ;D

-Yumi

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Gina August 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

Loved this recipe, thanks for sharing. Leaving out the nuts might have something to do with the dryness, as walnuts in particular lend quite a bit of moisture to quick breads. Happy baking!

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Beth September 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I make almost the EXACT same recipe, but I use DOUBLE the shredded zucchini (4 cups) this recipe calls for. I think it makes it moist and you really can’t taste the zucchini.

Also, I use 1/2 applesauce instead of all oil, and I cut down the sugar to 2 cups.

I cannot make ENOUGH of this bread, everyone from friends/family to co-workers BEG for it!

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