Saturday, July 6, 2013

Zucchini Bread!

  
 
 
This is a great way to use the abundance of zucchini so many of us have in the summer.  This is a lightly sweetened bread that is good for breakfast or with a cup of coffee for an afternoon snack.  It's also a great way to get the kids to eat something nutritious without a fuss.  You might want to call it something besides 'zucchini bread' with them though...lol.   I like it with  a honey cream cheese spread.  You knew I would have to make it more fattening.  You can use light cream cheese though if it makes us feel better.   This is so easy to whip up, here is what you will need:
 
 
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1 cup shredded zucchini
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. lemon zest
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees,
 
Mix first 5 ingredients in a separate bowl.   In a mixing bowl beat together sugar, eggs, oil, zucchini and lemon zest.  Add vanilla.   Gradually add flour mixture.  Fold in nuts. 
 
Pour into a well greased loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool for about 10 minutes before turning it out. 
Cinnamon Honey Cream Cheese Spread
1  8oz block of cream cheese, softened (I used light)
3 Tbs. honey
1/2 tsp. cinnamon





14 comments:

  1. LOOKS YUMMY! CAN'T WAIT TO BAKE THIS, THANKS FOR THE RECIPE.

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  2. So glad you posted this recipe. I lost moms and this taste just like hers. Thank you

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  3. I love Zucchini Bread. Thanks for posting this. I have lost so many of my recipes (my children like to borrow :) ).

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  4. I always double the recipe for this bread and vary the additions...blueberries, craisins, raisins, chocolate/chocolate chips. There are so many variations that can be made...even adding fruits such as banana, pumpkin, pineapple, apples, etc. I always wind up with at least 12 loaves in my freezer which I keep for entertaining and during the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday. We love this bread and our garden is good to us.

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  5. DO YOU PEEL THE ZUCCHIHI..??? THANKS

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    1. NO! YOU JUST WASH IT GOOD, & SHRED IT. ITS DELISH!

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    2. you shred it with the peelings on (Whole)

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    3. No you just shred the peel with the rest of it.

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    4. I just cuts the ends off after washing the zucchini and grate it all up. Yummy

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  6. Somehow, I have been without Zucchini Bread for nearly 30 years! Thanks for the post- I'm baking some this week.

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  7. Peel it first, then grate it.

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  8. Enjoy the recipe & comments from others always give new ideas.

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  9. My son-in-law made this last evening and it is the best zucchini bread I have ever tasted and we didn't even get to make the spread. We just ate it plain!

    I am so glad you posted this recipe!

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  10. I never have lemons to make the zest, so what would it taste like leaving out the zest?

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