Fall is my favorite time of year, hands down! I love the weather, but even more I love the food of fall. Soups, stews, roasts, sweet breads... Yum!! I recently made Zucchini Bread. I love it! Any flavor, any add ins, I love it. This recipe is my Great Grandma's recipe and it is a no fail one. I love it because it makes 3 loaves and you can make it any flavor you want. How great is that?! These freeze well too. Give as gifts, save for a pot-luck, pull out for a special breakfast or serve for company with coffee. Enjoy!!
|Chocolate chip, Chocolate chocolate chip and |
regular zucchini bread
Great Grandma's Zucchini Bread
3 cups shredded zucchini (try to get out as much water/moisture as possible)
1 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Beat sugar and eggs. Add vanilla and oil. Add all dry ingredients and zucchini. Stir in up to 3 cups of mix-ins*. (I divided batter into 3 portions and flavored them 3 different ways, or you can make them all the same) Divide between 3 greased and floured bread pans and bake at 350 for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
*Mix-ins: 1 cup raisins, 1 cup dried cranberries, 1 cup chopped nuts, 1 cup coconut, 1-2 cups chocolate, white chocolate or cinnamon chips or anything else you can think of.
*To make chocolate zucchini bread decrease flour to 2 1/2 cups and add in 1/2 cup of cocoa powder.