Sunday, August 2, 2009

Zucchini... a couple of sweet recipes by isewcute!

We were lucky enough to be given some fresh vegetables from a friend's garden today!
I immediately thought of making zucchini bread...a childhood favorite of mine. My little one was fascinated by the big green vegetables... & she called them 'big pickles' until I corrected her.

Today I baked 2 loaves of this sweet zucchini bread & I thought I'd share the recipe with you all! It's wicked good...& you can make it with or without the nuts to suit your taste!

Zucchini Bread Recipe

3 beaten eggs
2 c. white sugar
3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda
2 cups of finely grated zucchini
1/2 c. walnuts chopped (optional)

mix together dry ingredients in a big bowl
then add egg & fold in zucchini.
Put into 2 well greased & floured loaf pans.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about an hour.

Makes 2 loaves.
Note: Zucchini bread freezes well. :o)

If you'd like to try making some fabulous zucchini muffins, my mom swears these are yummy...but I haven't tried them myself yet. I might save the other zucchini I have for those & I'm sure I could get the kids to eat them...they love any kind of muffin! They're healthier than the bread...using less sugar & adding wheat germ!

Zucchini Muffin Recipe
2 c. flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
3/4 c. milk
1/4 c. oil
1 egg beaten
1/2 c. light brown sugar
3/4 c. wheat germ
1 c. of finely grated zucchini
Mix all dry ingredients together in one large bowl
...& combine all wet ingredients in a small bowl.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry in the big bowl,
then fold in the zucchini.

Fill muffin cups about 3/4 of the way up.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20-25 min. until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

If you try either of these recipes, I'd love to hear about your results!

*oh, and babygirl is wearing a sweet rollerskate shirt by the fabulous shop 'PrettyMe'...on etsy.


Mommy24cs said...

Thank you!! I was looking all through my recipe binder trying to find my zucchini bread recipe and couldn't find it. My neighbor also gave me a huge zucchini and the bread was the first thing I thought of too :) So thank you for posting a recipe!

Hello there! My name is June said...

You're welcome! I'm going to try the muffin recipe too... when the bread is gone. My husband doesn't care for zucchini in any it will take us awhile to finish one loaf. I'm freezing the other for sure! It will be nice to have zucchini bread in the middle of winter!

J.Zeigler said...

Mmmmmm, this sounds so good!! I've never had zucchini bread before, but this is defiantely something I'm going to try!! Thanks :)

J.Zeigler said...

Mmmmm, this sounds so good!! I've never tried zucchini bread before, but this is definitely something I'm going to try! Thanks :)