Monday, January 18, 2010

Zucchini Bread

I made zucchini bread today; I was craving the one I made in Hawaii last week, and I happened to have 2 zucchinis in the fridge, so off I went to bake some.

Can't figure out why it didn't turn out exactly like the last loaf, which was dark, dark brown. Anyway, it's still very moist and delicious, so I won't complain! This bread is perfect with a cup of tea. It's not too sweet, it has dark chocolate and nuts, and best of all -- it's good for you! Two whole zucchinis can't be wrong! So I am passing this excellent recipe on to you, so you can benefit from the nutritious qualities of this healthy bread :)

Zucchini Bread
Grate 2C zucchini. This usually turns out to be about 2 medium-size zucchini. Note that after grating, you should squeeze through cheesecloth to get most of the moisture out. There will be a LOT of moisture.
*eta: I've been notified that it's not necessary to squeeze out the moisture! Well, that would certainly change the cooking conditions, but I'll try it that way next time.

Mix grated zucchini with 3 eggs, 1C vegetable oil, 1C packed dark brown sugar, and 2t vanilla.

In a separate bowl combine:
1C flour, 1C whole wheat flour, 1/4t baking powder, 2t baking soda, 1t salt, 3t cinnamon, 1C walnuts, 1/2C dark chocolate chips (or more) and 1/4C wheat germ.

Combine the contents of the 2 bowls.
Pour into loaf pan.
Bake at 350F for about an hour.
Try to wait for it to cool before you eat it, but you won't be able to. So go ahead.
Enjoy -- remember, it's healthy!


  1. Yum I love zucchini bread! It's funny cause you can't stand the sight of a zucchini in summer with the abundant crops and yet in winter it looks and sounds devine! Oh I got the purple carrot seed this weekend too!! I can't wait!!

  2. Looks yummy! Never see this zucchini bread here but I am saving your great recipe just in case if I start baking cake hahaha ... :D

  3. Thanks for the recipe, I loooove zucchini bread! I like the addition of nuts and things in this one!

  4. looks so yummy, thanks for the recipe!! curious to see if you will incorporate into bentos this week ;-)

  5. That is supreme! You can see the tiny bits of zucchini. Oh man...too yummy to wait through the cool down period.
    The good news is that butter melts faster when it's still warm. :)

  6. Angi,
    Yep, the poor zucchini, not flashy but so versatile you can even use it in sweet foods! I love it!
    That's cool about the purple carrot seeds! I can't wait to see them come up for you :)

    Lia, thank you! Hope you can make a zucchini bread.. it really is delicious and pretty easy to do. I bet your kids would like it a lot!

    Thanks Jenn! I like lots of extras in my bread..adds interest!

    Thanks megan! In fact I did use it in bento, but it won't last long... :P

    Thanks Debra! Yeah, I always have to "test" it immediately, and when I pull it out of the pan too early there's always a part that breaks, and then I "have" to eat that part too :)

  7. you're right-can't go wrong with some nutritious zucchini! This looks so good, I think I may need to do some baking myself.

  8. Look forward to your baked creations too Rachel :)