Zucchini Bread

Perfectly tender, moist, and full of spice. This zucchini bread is just dense enough to be considered "bread" and packed with zucchini making it moist without being oily. Full of spices that make it a classic, this will become your go-to recipe for zucchini bread.

Just a couple years ago I tried zucchini bread for the first time. My sister and I were at our local farmer's market and she was set on finding some zucchini bread before we left. I had never had zucchini bread before and though she was crazy to think it sounded good. Vegetables? IN bread? Why is that even allowed? She found a muffin, (which is really the same thing), and insisted I tried it. I couldn't believe my tastebuds, it was amazing! What was this trickery, where vegetables were snuck into desserts? And how was it that it could be SO GOOD?! I was converted; an instant zucchini believer. 

Fast forward 6 years, and I now make zucchini bread every summer. My parents have had a garden for the past few years, so I'm always using up their surplus of zucchini to make bread. I've even made zucchini brownies! You can get really creative when baking with zucchini, and find all sorts of ways to sneak it into things. 

Zucchini bread is probably the most classic way to bake with zucchini. It's easy to throw together, and not hard to get right. Plus, everyone loves it! Those who don't, well, maybe they haven't given it a chance yet ;-)

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Zucchini Bread
Perfectly tender, moist, and full of spices that make it a classic; this will become your go-to recipe for zucchini bread.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tea. baking powder
  • 1/2 tea. salt
  • 2 tea. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tea. nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tea. vanilla
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.2. Lightly whisk eggs and vanilla together in a small bowl. Add eggs, cooled melted butter, and zucchini to the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined, leaving a few streaks of flour still.3. Pour batter into a prepared loaf pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake at 350°F for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted to the center comes out with just a few clinging crumbs. Let cool completely and enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 loaf