zucchini bread

Jules —  June 28, 2005

Saturday, my mom gave me several nice zucchini squash. Last summer, she gave me her zucchini bread recipe. I made a batch today!

Zucchini Bread

3 eggs beaten
1 c. oil
2 c. sugar
2 c. zucchini
1/2 c. pecans
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon *
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder

*I double the cinnamon and sometimes add other spices.

Beat eggs slow and slowly add sugar, oil and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and zucchini.

Put in two loaf pans.

325 – 1 hour

“One simple little song we sing to brides but newly wed,
Just make the best of every thing, especially of bread.”

from the recipe book of Leona Odle Dickey



19 responses to zucchini bread

  1. MMMMMMMMM yum-yum, my mouth is already watering. I planted 5 zucchini plants this year, I guess I’ll have plenty to try this recipe. Nita’s recipes are always good. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sending some home with Carl, Julie! It was deliscious! Thanks to Nita for sharing the recipe.

  3. I made zucchini bread this week, too! ‘Tis the season! I think we’re getting ready to be overrun with zukes and cukes from our garden. I just can’t wait for the SWEET CORN!

    I think my zucchini bread recipe is from MY mom and it’s nearly identical to your mom’s! Maybe it’s actually Grandma Vera’s recipe! ha (Mine differs only that I add 3 cups of flour rather than 2 1/2 c.)

    Talk to you later–maybe from Trish’s. We’re leaving tomorrow to drive there (only a 11-12 hour drive with 3 boys!). Staying a week–also going to Washington,DC a few days. I’m so excited! Pray us there.

  4. I’m not really into this kind of stuff but I tried it and it tasted very good!

  5. Glad you enjoyed it, Mary!

    That’s a good boy for trying it, Carl!

    Have a fun, safe trip, Debbie! Sounds great!

  6. Your recipe is the same as mine except mine calls for 3C flour. I’ll try it your way next time. I have to leave nuts out of half for me. Doctor say’s no no. I add Walnut extract for me. Nita’s sugar free bread is good too!!!!! I bake mine in the mini loaves so we don’t indulge to much. I freeze them up for gifts or when company comes, whatever. Catch ya later. Love your camera idea’s. aunt Tootsie

  7. I don’t put nuts in mine. I’m not too into nuts. I know I’m strange.

    The kids will eat an entire loaf in two sittings. Maybe i should make mini-loafs for them.

  8. NO NUTS!!!! I know Marlis can’t have them, but I hope the day never comes that I have to give them up. I usually add more nuts than the recipe calls for. I want some in EVERY bite.

    Have a safe trip Deb, was wondering when you were leaving. Have fun.

  9. It’s terrible to get old and have health problems that affect the food you love best. Nuts, popcorn,and fruit with small seeds. Yum Yum no more. But like I said the Walnut extract really is a life saver as far as enjoying flavor. With the mini loaf pans I get, I think 5 loafs. I usually make a double batch and get 10. Great to grab and go for paint outs at the girls homes. etc. etc. etc. I’m hungary!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Aunt Tootsie

  10. I also made zucchini bread this week!! I put marashino cherries chopped in my recipe. When our zucchini gets out of control, we put it on the neighbors porch, ring the doorbell and run-saves me the guilt of throwing it away!! (Carl and Abby’s Mom) If you don’t recognize me Julie!

  11. gee, i wish you were my neighbor. i’d get really excited everytime the doorbell rang.

    james loves the idea of the cherries. i’ll have to try that.

    for some reason i can’t do capital letters or exclamation points. i am really lost without the exclamations. the baby must have messed with the keyboard.

    glad you posted- exclamation

  12. Yah!!!!!!!!!!! I re-booted and everything is back to normal!!!!

  13. So when she turns two are you going to start calling her by her name, or will she still be the baby?

    When Carl and I started dating, Abby was 8 years old and the whole family called her Babes. :)

  14. Oh, I think they actually called her “Babe”.

    She was such a cutey! Still is (in case she is reading this hehe).

  15. You know, I’ve often wished when things go wrong, I could just reboot and my problem would be fixed. Just don’t work that way, only on computers.

    I’m going to move next door to Vicki and buy a bottle of cherries and live happily everafter.

    Well, time for my cholesterol walk to get rid of this gut. Bye, Bye. Aunt Tootsie

  16. I’d be rebooting all day. :)

    I’m curious,too, how long she will be ‘baby’.

    When you ask her if she’s a baby she smiles real big and shakes her head yes. When I remember back to Elaina at this age, she wasn’t near as babyish as Anjelia still is. I think that’s part of our master plan. We’re trying to ‘preserve’ her!

  17. I’ll keep your recipe! I always love coming to your house and eating your zuchini bread. . and banana bread. . .and all the other stuff too!

  18. I found your zucchini bread receipe by accident via Yahoo images, and decided to try it. I’m so glad I did, it was delicious, reminded me of banana bread… thank you and God bless you for sharing it. Clare

  19. I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for commenting, Clare!