No doubt, Zucchini is a great summer vegetable. It is not only healthy but also versatile as you can use it in a variety of recipes. This recipe involves a quick and easy way to use up some of that extra Zucchini. With under 10 minutes of prep time, this bread can be in the oven while you finish your morning coffee.
Traditional Zucchini Bread
The flavorful traditional zucchini bread recipe is made with shredded Zucchini, nuts, and spices. It’s a moist and dense quick bread that’s perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
Change up this recipe to suit your preference. For instance, you could add raisins, chocolate chips, or dried cranberries to the batter. Opt for white whole wheat flour or almond flour instead of all-purpose flour. Finally, you could substitute the butter for coconut oil or olive oil.
Choosing Ingredients For The Finest Zucchini Bread Recipe
To make the best zucchini bread, you’ll want to use freshly grated Zucchini. If you have a food processor with a grating attachment, that would be ideal. Otherwise, you can use a box grater. Be sure not to overdo the Zucchini, as you don’t want your bread to be watery.
As for the flour, all-purpose flour is what I typically use in quick bread recipes. You could use whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour if you want a healthier version.
I haven’t tried this recipe with gluten-free flour, but I imagine it would work just fine.
And finally, the type of sugar you use is up to you. I like to use brown sugar in quick bread as it adds a little depth of flavor. But feel free to use granulated sugar, honey, or maple syrup.
How To Store Zucchini Bread?
Store this Zucchini bread at room temperature for up to 5 days. Slice the bread before freezing so you can thaw and enjoy a slice whenever you’d like! You may freeze the bread for up to 3 months.
Tips For A Moist Zucchini Bread
There are a few critical tips for ensuring your zucchini bread turns out nice and moist.
- Squeeze as much liquid out as possible from the shredded Zucchini.
- Next, don’t overmix the batter.
- Finally, add the zucchini to the batter last, so it doesn’t have a chance to soak up too much liquid.
Follow these tips, and you’ll be well on your way to a delicious and moist zucchini bread!
Remedies If Your Zucchini Bread Is Too Moist
You can do a few things if your zucchini bread turns out too moist.
- First, you can try adding a bit more flour to the batter.
- Second, you can bake the bread for a few minutes longer.
- Third, you can place the bread in the refrigerator or freezer for a short time to make it easier to slice.
Zucchini Bread Recipe
- Food Processor
- Electric Oven
- 120 g all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 0.5 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 0.25 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch salt
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
- 200 g brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 120 ml milk
- 280 g grated Zucchini squeezed of excess moisture
- 100 g chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F or 175°C.
- Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan.
- Next, mix the dry ingredients such as flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl.
- Then, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl.
- Beat the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour. Stir in the Zucchini and nuts (if using).
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean.
- Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Serving SuggestionsThis bread is delicious, but you can also serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. You could also try serving it with a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and milk.
Storing SuggestionsStore Zucchini bread at room temperature for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Be sure to slice the bread before freezing so you can thaw and enjoy a slice whenever you like!
FAQs Related To Zucchini Bread Recipe
What Is The Best Way To Shred Zucchini For Bread?
You can shred Zucchini for this recipe in a few different ways. You can use a box grater, a food processor, or a Mandoline slicer. Using a box grater, use the most significant holes so that the Zucchini doesn’t end up too mushy.
Can I Go For A Different Type Of Flour?
Yes, you can use a different type of flour in this recipe. Good options include white whole wheat flour, almond flour, or even oat flour.
Is It Necessary To Add The Nuts?
No, the nuts are not necessary. However, they might add a nice flavor and texture to the bread. If you don’t want to add them, you can omit them from the recipe.
Let your family and loved ones try this delicious zucchini bread recipe. And don’t forget to let me know how it turns out in the comments below. I love hearing from you!