Grandma’s Zucchini Bread

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It’s garden season. I don’t know about you, but around this time of year our family’s garden begins to burst and we get tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and beans. A few days ago we got our first strawberry EVER!!! I am not really a fan of many these healthy foods, especially tomatoes (yuck). But it is really exciting watching them grow, and I hate to say it, but tomatoes are pretty useful. But you will never catch me eating one without it chopped, ground, processed into something good: like tomato sauce on pizza. Or tomato soup.

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There is another food that I don’t like. Zucchini. Do you have an over abundance of zucchini in your garden?  We always do at this time of year.  My mom and dad are trying to eat healthy, so they have grilled zucchini just about every day.  I eat only what I am made to eat of that zucchini.

So why am I posting this recipe? Because, just like tomatoes, all you need to do is grind zucchini up and put it into a dessert and suddenly, zucchini is one of my favorite foods. As long as I don’t know it’s there (or can’t taste it), I’ll eat it. I propose that zucchini should be hidden in a dessert, if eaten at all.

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I call this Grandma’s Zucchini Bread because my great-grandma used to make it all the time. It really is heavenly, even though it has a veggie in it. And a green veggie at that. That does kind of creep me out.

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 You can add in whatever you want in this bread-chocolate chips, nuts, raisins-whatever you choose. Or, you can eat it plain, which we’ve done many times.  But I’m telling you, if you want your kids to eat it, definitely add in chocolate chips.  They’ll love it!

You’ll love this bread because it is easy and so full of flavor.  And it makes two loaves. Which is good, because it will go fast.

Thanks for visiting!

-Maddie

Grandma’s Zucchini Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 2 Loaves

Grandma’s Zucchini Bread

This is my great-grandma's recipe...a family favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

Mix together the oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and zucchini in a bowl. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

Grease and flour two loaf pans. Split the batter between the two pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Notes

Add in 1 cup of nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips, as desired. Our favorite addition is mini chocolate chips!

http://www.tastesoflizzyt.com/2013/07/18/grandmas-zucchini-bread/

Some of our other favorite family recipes:

All-American Potato Salad

All-American Potato Salad

Slow Cooker Baked Bean Sausage Casserole

Slow Cooker Baked Bean Sausage Casserole

Buttery Soft Rolls

Soft Buttery Rolls

Hot Dog Chili Sauce

Hot Dog Chili Sauce

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15 Responses to Grandma’s Zucchini Bread

  1. Oma’s recipes never fail! Your zucchini bread looks wholesome.

  2. Jen Nikolaus says:

    I just saw this post on Google + and drooled on my computer! This looks absolutely amazing!! I have to try it! Thanks so much for sharing your Grandma’s recipe! Pinning! P.S. I’m your newest FB follower! :)

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  3. Hi, Lizzy! Saw this over at WCFS Award Show party and had to get a closer look! I love zucchini, and I am always looking for new recipes to use- Great-Grandma’s sounds wonderful! :) Thanks!

    Love, Joy
    Yesterfood

  4. LydiaF says:

    That looks really good! Have you tried adding grated carrots? More vegetables, hahaha

    • Lizzy T says:

      I haven’t tried grated carrots, but I bet they wouldn’t change the flavor much! I’ll have to try it!

  5. lisa says:

    This looks so good! I love making foods with hidden veggies!

  6. Kim says:

    That is so funny that you don ‘t like veggies but have a garden full of them! Congrats on your first strawberry. They are so hard to grow. This recipe looks wonderful. I love zucchini bread. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Charlotte Moore says:

    I made Chocolate orange zucchini bread and my it was good. I also added coconut and changed the flour to soft whole wheat and the sugar to honey granules. Everyone loved it. I gave 3 loaves away. Even my picky DIL liked it. Hahaha!!! I left the choc. out of some and the coconut out of some fir the people that couldn’t have it.

  8. Charlotte Moore says:

    OOPS!!! For the people.

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