With fall in the air, what a better way to start heating up the kitchen then by baking bread. But not just any bread. How about delicious, light, fluffy zucchini bread?! This recipe is really hard to mess up. Plus, it won't leaving you feel like you just ate a brick, or like there is peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth. Go give it a try!
1 pound zucchini (you’ll end up with about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of zucchini once it has been shredded and wrung through a towel to rid of excess liquid)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup plain yogurt (not fat-free)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or sour cream
6 tablespoons butter melted
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Generously coat a 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
Chop the ends off the zucchini (just 1/4-inch off each end) and finely shred the zucchini. Place the shredded zucchini in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out all the excess water. You should have about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of dry zucchini. Set the zucchini aside.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk the sugar, yogurt, eggs, lemon juice or sour cream, and butter until combined.
Gently fold the yogurt mixture and zucchini into the flour mixture, using a rubber spatula to fold the ingredients together until just combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
Bake until golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs attached, 45-55 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes then place on wire-rack or plate. Store well-covered for up to three days.
P.S. Angela here, first to say that this bread is AMAZING! So you should definitely give this recipe a try. Second, to plea with you. I am looking for new zucchini recipes. Look at this…
We over planted our zucchini this year. We ate so much zucchini this summer! We ate steamed zucchini(my personal favorite, just plain and simple) stuffed zucchini boats, zucchini parmesan crisps, zucchini crusted pizzas, and even this delicious zucchini bread! I currently have 23 giant zucchini sitting in my kitchen, that’s after giving a lot away! So what other recipes zucchini recipes should I try? I would love to hear how you use your zucchini. Let me know what recipes you use. Maybe we will even feature some here!
Thanks! I can’t wait to try your recipes.