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The Best Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

One of the first things that I ever baked when I was a little girl, other than cut-out sugar cookies for Christmas, was homemade bread. Baking homemade bread will always be one of my favorite things to bake.

So when zucchini season comes around I’m the first one on the phone with my friends who grow zucchini in their gardens. Maybe someday, when we own a house, I’ll grow my own but until then, I make sure to bribe my zucchini growing friends with lots of delicious treats in exchange for some zucchini’s to make this amazing zucchini bread.

This zucchini bread recipe is the best zucchini bread recipe EVER. I promise you that. This bread is so moist and yummy with a delicious hint of cinnamon. Not to mention, this zucchini bread is so simple to make. Pretty much just dump everything into a large bowl, mix and bake. And it makes the house smell amazing while it bakes.

Zucchini Bread

JUST A FEW BAKING TIPS:

 DO NOT OVER MIX: It’s super easy to overmix this zucchini bread batter because the batter is on the “thinner side”. So it’s super important when adding the flour mixture to the wet ingredients to only mix until just combined. Meaning you will still see some flour in your mixing bowl. Overmixing leads to dense, dry, yucky bread!

CHOCOLATE CHIPS OR WALNUTS: I didn’t add anything to this zucchini bread recipe but you could add 1 cup of mini chocolate chips (regular sized chocolate chips are too heavy for this batter, and will sink to the bottom when baked) or chopped walnuts.

MAKE AHEAD: This bread freezes very well for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, place bread in refrigerator overnight to thaw. Then place the bread on your kitchen counter top for about 30-60 minutes to allow it to come to room temperature before slicing and enjoying.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE THIS ZUCCHINI BREAD:

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Yield: 2 loaves

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (about 2 whole zucchini's)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions:

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray 2 9 inch loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

STEP 1: In a large bowl, mix together sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat until well blended.

STEP 2: Add zucchini, applesauce and orange juice; stir well.

STEP 3: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.

STEP 4: Add flour mixture to zucchini mixture and stir until combined.

STEP 5: Pour the batter into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

STEP 6: Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool completely on wire rack.

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8 Responses to “The Best Zucchini Bread”

  1. Debra — July 4, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    I made this with sprouted white wheat flour and stevia for a healthier version. I think I might use agave nectar next time as the stevia was a bit over powering.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Manu — July 30, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Hi, this receipt sounds delicious!
    But, how many zucchinis do I need to get 2 cups grated zucchini ?
    Thanks!
    Manu

    • Jenn — August 1st, 2015 @ 8:42 am

      About 2 zucchinis!

  3. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — July 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    That top looks amazing! And this looks super moist and totally delicious 🙂

  4. Julie Evink — June 30, 2015 at 10:49 am

    I adore Zucchini Bread and this looks like the perfect, comforting loaf of bread that I could dive into!

  5. Chicago Jogger — June 30, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I’m pinning this onto my Healthy Snacks board for later! I’m growing zucchini in my garden this year and I hope it’s a good crop to make lots of delicious zucchini bread like this 🙂

  6. Danielle — June 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    This sounds so yummy!! 

  7. Stephanie @ smothered in flour — June 29, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I love zucchini bread because it doesn`t taste like zucchini. I would eat this whole loaf just to say I had my share of zucchini. This looks so tasty. can`t wait to give it a try.

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