Looking for something new and different to do with your zucchini? Learn how to make zucchini bread.
This recipe is the best if you have a sweet tooth as it is similar to our banana bread and pumpkin bread recipes.. You can also add this to your arsenal of other great zucchini recipes, like zucchini lasagna and zucchini nachos.
This easy recipe will also work if you freeze zucchini or we've made it with store bought (even zucchini noodles we found on sale). If you haven't already, you can also try growing zucchini on your own.
How to make zucchini bread
What you will need
canola spray (or any flavorless cooking spray)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 stick butter
1 ½ cups shredded zucchini
2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
The first thing we like to do when gathering our ingredients is to combine anything we can right away. So put all of your baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a small dish. Set this to the side.
Next, you will want to melt a stick of butter. You can melt it on your stove top or in the microwave. Usually about 1.5 - 2 minutes in the microwave will do it.
Take out your large mixing bowl and combine your sugar, vanilla, melted butter, and eggs. Using your hand mixer on the lowest setting, mix everything together. Be careful not to whip the eggs too fluffy. You just want everything mixed together.
Once it is mixed thoroughly, add in your spices and mix. Now add in your flour and, using a spatula, gently fold everything together.
After you have a nice thick dough, drop in your shredded zucchini. Still using your spatula, mix thoroughly until you have a nicely mixed dough with no visible white flour spots.
Pull out your bread pan and spray the bottom and sides with Canola oil. Again using your spatula, gently spread your dough from the mixing bowl into the bread pan. Depending on thickness, you may need to spread the dough into the pan to completely fill it.
Alternatively, you can also add your dough to a muffin pan and make zucchini bread muffins instead. You may just need to adjust the cook time a bit.
Place the pan into your already preheated oven and set your timer for 60 minutes. Check periodically to make sure the top is not burning. It is normal for some bits of zucchini to become charred on the surface of the bread.
Your bread is finished cooking when you can insert a butter knife or toothpick into the center of the loaf and pull it out clean. If there is still dough on the knife, allow to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes depending on the amount left on knife.
Can you freeze zucchini bread?
You can. After it has cooled and you have cut it, just place it in a freezer safe gallon bag, seal, and stick in the freezer. It should stay fresh for 2-3 months.
How long is zucchini bread good for in the refrigerator?
If you want to keep it long term, it is best to freeze. But if you plan on eating it pretty quickly, you can keep zucchini bread in the fridge for about a week before it starts to degrade in quality.
Should I peel zucchini or take the seeds out when making bread?
You can peel if you like but we have not found it necessary. Since you are shredding the zucchini you ed up removing the seeds anyway.
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