Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Naomi's Zucchini Bread


I had the privilege of knowing two of my great-grandmothers for quite some time. My great-grandma Naomi was a very sweet, quiet woman, and she knew her way around a kitchen! She passed away shortly after I turned eleven, but her legacy lives on in my kitchen, my linen closet, and my heart ;)

This is her zucchini bread recipe--and since I already have nearly a dozen zucchini from my garden, I better keep up the baking!

Ingredients:

3 1/2 cups flour
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 cups grated zucchini
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For a mix-in, you can choose to add:
2 cups of raisins
1 cup of nuts
1-2 cups of chocolate chips
or 2 cups berries (I used fresh raspberries)

Directions:

Preheat the oven for 350 degrees. 

Mix sugar and oil together. Add eggs.  Mix in the zucchini. Gradually pour in the flour and spices. Add the 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and whatever mix-in you choose. Pour batter into two greased and floured pans. Bake for one hour, or up to 75 minutes if your pan is larger. (It's done when a toothpick or knife stuck into the center comes out clean.)  Enjoy!


These boys sure enjoyed their breakfast! (They of course chose the chocolate chip version.)


9 comments:

  1. Looks delicious Rachel! Can you substitute applesauce for part of the oil - a whole cup seems like a lot...

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    1. Thanks! I should think that you could substitute 1/2 cup of applesauce for 1/2 cup oil, or even the full cup! :)

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  2. I'd pick the chocolate chip one too. I'm a kid at heart. :) I love zucchini bread!

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  3. Did you use fresh or frozen berries? Mixed or one type? Looks so yummy!!!

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    1. I used fresh raspberries from my garden.
      You could use frozen as well :)

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  4. i need to bake this soon- yum! thanks for sharing… looks awesome

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  5. I just made your chocolate zucchini bread last week! SOOOO good! Now I'll have to give this recipe a try (with chocolate chips of course)!

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  6. That looks delicious! I'm going to have to try to make the chocolate chip version- I think my kids would love that for breakfast too.

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  7. Best zucchini bread ever. Thanks for the recipe! ! I was gifted HUGE zucchini so I doubled the recipe and got 10 mini loaves! I am going to try zucchini muffins to freeze for back to school breakfasts. Love your blog!

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Thank you so much for your comments! I enjoy reading each one, and if you ask me a question, I will respond below it :) Thanks again!!

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