The zucchini is coming from the garden at a faster rate than we can eat it, so I decided to make zucchini bread to feed the kids. Fillers like this are great to have around for that moment all summer when the boys turn to me and say, "I'm hungry. What have you got to eat?"
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 cups grated fresh zucchini
- 2/3 cup melted unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- Pinch salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
- 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins (optional)
1 Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix in the grated zucchini and then the melted butter. Sprinkle baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour, a third at a time. Sprinkle in the cinnamon and nutmeg and mix. Fold in the nuts and dried cranberries or raisins if using.
2 Divide the batter equally between 2 buttered 5 by 9 inch loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour (check for doneness at 50 minutes) or until a wooden pick inserted in to the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire racks to cool thoroughly.
Makes 2 loaves.
Recipe source: Simply Recipes
Then I found this recipe for a Chocolate Zucchini Bread at Our Best Bites.
The favorite of the two recipes with my boys was by far the chocolate zucchini bread. I posted the link to the recipe here under the photo. This was from a blog and she posted really great directions about how to make this.
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