A lil’ intro… I love to bake. I have been baking since I was young. I would bake wonderful cookies with my mother and eagerly await to lick the beater. My sister and I would fight over doing different jobs (pouring the chocolate chips, cracking the eggs, measuring flour, etc.) Needless to say, I have very fond memories with my mom and sister that revolve around making a delicious masterpiece.
My grandma has a garden, and she brought a ton of zucchini over. I’m not a big fan of zucchini just plain, so get ready for some zucchini recipes!
I love bread, actually, that is an understatement… I am kind of obsessed with bread. I make homemade bread from scratch and I love every bit of the process despite the hard work. Well, zucchini bread is an easy recipe that requires a few pantry staples and a couple of zucchinis.
Sweet, delicious, and warm, zucchini bread is a delectable treat!
- 2 sticks of butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- optional: nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips (I used 1/2 cup of chopped pecans)
Preheat your oven to 350*.
In a mixer, combine the butter and sugar together. Save the butter wrappers!! Beat it until it is light and fluffy. When you are done with every step, make sure to scrape the bowl down!
Add 3 eggs one at a time. Once you add in all of the eggs, put the vanilla in.
It should look a little something like this:
Now, dump in the zucchini! And mix it on low until just combined.
Now, in a separate bowl and colander, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Slowly, add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Mix on low until well combined.
Now, if you want some goodies inside, this is the time to put them in! I used some pecans. To “chop” them, I put them in a plastic baggie and pounded them with a meat pounder until the texture looked like this:
By hand, mix the desired nuts, chocolate, fruit in.
Using the packaging from the butter, grease and flour 2 loaf pans. To do this, take the wax from the butter and rub it inside the bottom and sides of the pan. Then, take a sprinkle of flour and shimmy it around until it covers the butter.
This is very important if you don’t want your bread to stick! If you are looking for a lighter option, you may use cooking spray. Oil would work also.
Pour half of the batter into each loaf pan.
Pop them in the oven for about 50 minutes, rotating half way through.
Once they are done, let them cool. Once cool to the touch, slip the loaves out and let them sit on a wire rack.
Enjoy your scrumptious zucchini bread!
Your turn! What is YOUR favorite type of bread?