Sunday, July 15, 2012

Zucchini Bread Two Ways

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.    

I will link this to: 
Friday Food at Mom Trends
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
What's It Wednesday   at Ivy and Elephants  
Thriving on Thursdays  at Domesblissity
On the Menu Monday at Stonegable 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
A Pinteresting Party  at Tutus & Tea Parties


Lynn said...

Sounds so good! Love the little specs of green:@)

Maria said...

Mmmm your Zucchini bread looks wonderful! I love the idea of adding raisins or cranberries, that sounds really good. I usually add chocolate chips to mine, but I'll have to try this sometime!

Betty said...

We love zucchini breads. This year we are not getting as much in our garden as we usually do though. Severe heat and too much rain in between.

Kimberly said...

Oh my! These look delicious! I have 15 zucchini plants. Think it'll be enough? ;) They started blooming yesterday so I'll be needing these recipes.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Well you can never go wrong with chocolate ANYTHING but the idea of adding cranberries sounds wonderful!! I have TONS of flowers on my plants and . . . ZERO zucchini! Same thing happened last year. Bummer.

Carole said...

Would never have thought of this way of using zucchini!
I found this on Stone Gable's On the Menu Monday. I have linked in a fried chicken dish that you don't want to look at if you are dieting! Have a nice week.

Sew a Fine Seam said...

Yum! I'm hungry now!!

Micupoftea said...

Mmm, I love zucchini bread but have not had any in YEARS! I think I'll buy zucchini this week. :)
Have a great day~

EllenaElizabeth said...

Great recipes and thanks for sharing the whole Google thingy.

Deanna said...

Howdy from Kansas!
Sure looks delicious....but i really love your brown transfer dishes!!!! Yummmm now that's eye candy.
God bless,
d on the prarie

Unknown said...

I would never have thought to put chocolate and zucchini together but thereyou go. Looks delicious.

Ivy and Elephants said...

This sounds so yum, Sherry! I'm so glad you shared the recipe, I'll have to give it a try! Thanks so much for linking!

Suzy said...

Looks really yummy especially since I'm low carbing today!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I'll have to give the chocolate one a try! If two boys give it thumbs up, that's a great recommendation.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe on Simple & Sweet Fridays!