Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Have you been wondering what to do with that bumper crop of zucchini? Perhaps a desperate neighbor left a pile of giant zucchini on your front porch. This is a great basic recipe for Zucchini bread with a few variations to try. We really like the blueberry with a touch of lemon and of course the chocolate chip!

Zucchini Bread
 
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Recipe type: Bread
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Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease 2 loaf pans.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, vanilla, sugar and brown sugar.
  4. Fold in the zucchini.
  5. Mix in salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  6. Beat in the all purpose flour and whole wheat flour.
  7. Fold in optional ingredients of your choice
  8. Bake 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean. (Baking time may vary depending on the size of pan you use.)
  9. Cool 20 minutes in pans, then turn out onto a wire racks to cool completely.
Variations
  1. Lemon Blueberry – Add 1 ½ cups blueberries and ½ tsp lemon extract *The picture above shows this variation
  2. Chocolate chip – Add 1 cup chocolate chips
  3. Nuts – Add 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans