With fall approaching, I’m getting the bug to bake more. I’m not sure why I’ve always associated baking breads with fall time. Maybe because of the recipes for all things pumpkins. Maybe because the thought of a warm piece of banana bread with a cup of coffee on a cold morning sounds incredibly appealing.
My SIL gave us two huge zucchinis from her garden: one I plan on using for dinner tonight and the other I baked two zucchini breads out of. Thankfully zucchini bread is favored in this household, even by the pickiest eater on the planet. And since I can’t get everyone on board with the whole white wheat or almond flour, I can make one “family friendly” and one healthy so that everyone happily enjoy a piece guilt free. Just alternate the flour listed in the recipe below to one that suits you best.
- 2 cups zucchini, peeled and grated
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon soda
- 3 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two loaf pans and set aside.
- Using a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, whisking well. Divide among loaf pans and bake for 1 hour, or until top is browned and fully cooked through.