Friday, September 11, 2009

Best Ever Zucchini Bread

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It's that time of year! My squash plants haven't been as fruitful this year, but even so, I suddenly find myself with lots of zucchini! I don't mind a bit. As a matter of fact, I look forward to it each year so that I can fill my freezer with loaves of this delicious zucchini bread.

I can't remember where the original recipe came from, but I've changed it over the years. This produces the, dare I say, Best Ever Zucchini Bread. Try it- you'll love it.
Best Ever Zucchini Bread

1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil (you can substitute applesauce for ½ the oil)
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp nutmeg
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups grated zucchini (you can add a little more, I always do!)
1 cup chopped walnuts

Grease two 8 x 4 inch pans or 6 mini loaf plans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Assemble your ingredients.

Mix flour, salt, baking powder, soda, nutmeg and cinnamon together in a bowl.


Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. {I always sneak in a few spoonfuls of flax!}

Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well.


{Make sure sister can see it mixing!}

Grate zucchini.  Stir into the mixture along with the nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. My mini-loaf pans take about 35-40 minutes. Large sized loaves take about 55 minutes. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool. Enjoy!

10 comments:

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

Have you ever tried a slice of Zucchini bread hot out of the oven smothered with cream cheese? That's a heaven sent trick my hubby taught me!

Utah Deal Diva said...

Oooh- I haven't but I will now! Next batch. Yes, the one I made is long gone. LOL. We LOVE bread. :) With butter. Or is it the other way around??

Mona said...

Have you tried chocolate chips in your bread? I love to put some in for a treat! You can never have enough chocolate!

Marie said...

Also try it with a melted piece of cheddar cheese...ummmmm

I have a great zucchini casserole recipe that I can send you. It is awesome and flavorful and I usually add chicken so that my husband feels like it is a real meal.

Utah Deal Diva said...

Marie- please send it to me!! I love trying out new recipes! Thanks!

Staci said...

Jessica,
You gotta try this zucchini on the grill before it rains this next week. YUMMY!

http://designingandmotherhood.blogspot.com/2009/07/zuchinni-and-crookneck-on-grill.html

sally jane said...

Thank you so much for publishing this! I already made it and it was such a huge hit! We have 4 kids and are watching our friend's 5 kids this weekend. The bread was a very welcome and economical treat for all of us! Thank you!!!

BabeeLove said...

I LOVE Zucchini Bread (but hate Zucchini any other way). I'll have to try this recipe!

xela said...

Jessica, your photos are always so amazing! I'm sure a lot of that is due to your natural talent, but I'm guessing you have a nice camera too :) What kind of camera do you use, and do you have any advice for finding a great camera at a great price? We're in the market for a new one...

Utah Deal Diva said...

Xela- thank you! I'd love to say I have some high-end camera...but I don't! It's an old Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 that we bought used off Ebay about 5 years ago! It's just a point-and-shoot! My only trick is this- natural lighting is awesome!

We do have a newer camera that we bought at Costco- we got a great deal!

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