As the zucchini bread recipe bakes into the bread, it becomes beautifully incorporated, leaving behind no trace of its green origins. Instead, it offers a luscious, slightly sweet loaf that can be enjoyed any time of the day – whether as a delightful breakfast, a satisfying snack, or a comforting dessert.
- 8 -10 slices
- Healthy recipe
- Easy ingredients
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 2 medium-sized zucchinis)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan or line it with parchment paper for easier removal.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg (if using). Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add the vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined.
- Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as it can lead to a denser texture.
- Fold in the shredded zucchini and chopped nuts (if using) into the batter, ensuring they are evenly distributed.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The top should be golden brown.
- Once baked, remove the zucchini bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Slice and serve the zucchini bread as desired. It can be enjoyed plain or spread with butter, cream cheese, or your favorite toppings.
Feel free to customize the recipe by adding raisins, chocolate chips, or other spices according to your preference. Enjoy the moist and flavorful homemade zucchini bread!