Make Your Zucchini Bread More Interesting this Year

Published on October 5, 2014

3737478895_58deb3bcd8_zHave you tried making zucchini bread before? There are a number of things that can make zucchini bread taste amazing and different from the boring bread you have tried in the past. Here is a great zucchini bread recipe you need to try, along with some great additions to try if you want your bread to taste flavorful and unique.

Traditional Zucchini Bread Recipe

This will make 2 loaves

1 pound zucchini
3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

If you are ready to make a drastic difference in the way your zucchini bread tastes, try adding a cup of the following:

  • Chopped Nuts
  • Raisins
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Blueberries
  • Herbs

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 8×4″ loaf pans.

Grate the zucchini until you have nice shreds. Place the gatherings in a paper towel and squeeze them to press out as much moisture as possible to prevent the bread from becoming too moist.

Combine the flour, baking soda, spices, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Whisk the eggs, olive oil, vanilla extract, and sugar in a separate bowl.

Add your special ingredients to the flour mixture at this time and gently pour the liquids over the flour mixture. Gently fold the flour and mixture together until it is well blended. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans. Bake the bread 45-50 minutes until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. You will know when the bread is done as the crust will be golden-brown and will feel springy if you touch the top. Allow the bread to cool for around 10 minutes before you place them on a wire rack to cool.

Flavorful Zucchini Bread

If you haven’t tried zucchini bread before, it is important to know the bread will end up with a sweet flavor and soft texture. However, to give your bread a nice flavor you want to add a simple pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Try out different ingredients until you can find out what tastes the best to your pallet.

Zucchini Bread Tips

Some people end up with soggy bread. The reason why bread is soggy is related to excess moisture in the zucchini. You need to press the zucchini out well before you place it in with the other ingredients or it will be too soggy. Use a clean dish cloth to squeeze the moisture out properly for your zucchini bread loaves to end up light and airy.