8.16.2012

Zucchini Walnut Bread


We got some squash and zucchini this week as part of our CSA share so I decided to make some zucchini bread.  After consulting a few cookbooks, I finally found a recipe that looked like I could adapt it to suit what I had on hand.  The result is a perfectly moist, ever-so-slightly sweet bread that makes for a great breakfast, afternoon snack, or dessert!

What You Need:
- 1.5 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 c. canola oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1.5 to 2 c. grated zucchini and/or yellow summer squash
- 1 c. chopped walnuts

What You Do:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x5-in. loaf pan.  I usually just spray a very light coat of Pam for Baking in the pan and leave it at that.

2. Shred your zucchini and/or squash then chop up the walnuts.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.

3. In a separate large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla, oil, and salt.

4. Stir in the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.  Then fold in the shredded veggies and chopped walnuts.  Pour bread batter into your loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the bread starts to pull away from the sides of the pan.

5. Cool on a rack for about 10 minutes then flip pan upside down.  The loaf should just slide out.  Turn it right side up and let it cool completely on the rack.

6. Slice it up and enjoy!  I melted a little bit of butter (for the photos, of course) but the bread is delicious and moist all on its own.

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8 comments

  1. Hey.. Is it me or does this recipe seem kind of super healthy? I mean.. I expected it to have 2 sticks of butter or something..Haha! Looks amazing and easy!! My kind of recipe!


    Janette
    http://janettethejongleur.blogspot.com/

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  2. Mmm super delicious and looks really healthy as well! Prob one of the only ways you'll get me to eat zucchini

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  3. this looks delicious! honestly, i only really like zucchini if it's in a baked good. too watery as a veggie when it's cooked and nasty when raw. but bake it up in a sugary loaf and i'm sold!

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  4. I love zucchini bread! I could eat that whole loaf in one sitting!

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  5. Mmmmmmmm. Gulp gulp gulp. Does it have the same consistency as banana bread?

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