Sunday, December 18, 2011

Zucchini bread

Zucchini bread

If you asked me to name one veggie which is always available in my pantry, I would say Zucchini without a thought. Reason, it is so versatile. Add it to any side dish, or just roast them in the oven and there you have something to save you one a busy day.

What I did the past couple of days is to stock up the poor fridge with every veggie I laid my eyes on. And the result is this weeks cleaning-up-the-pantry program which me and the hubby have taken up very seriously. There is no famine coming up and hence no more stocking up, we told ourselves. And we did not do any more grocery shopping this weekend.

Zucchini bread

A big bag of zucchini caught my eyes first. After a delicious zucchini dal, I decided to bake something. And oh, we did not buy breadanything this weekend, remember? So I decided to bake a bread at home.

The result was this soft and delicious bread, with grated zucchini and crunchy walnuts. I halved Smitten Kitchen's recipe and it turned out perfect!

Zucchini bread


2 eggs
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup grated zucchini or 1 large zucchini grated
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a loaf pan.

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Mix in olive oil, sugar, zucchini and vanilla one by one.

In another bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt and chopped walnuts.

Stir this into the wet mixture. Pour the batter into prepared pans.

Bake for approximately 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Time Required: 1 hour
Yields: Makes 1 loaf

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  1. I love breads and how versatile it is with multitude of ingredients such as zucchini :) This looks so delicious!

  2. This looks wonderful! I agree zuchini is realy useful on busy days. I have been missing this veggie here in india. They have been selling it only the past 2 months in the market and then too very expencive. we have them growing like wild in our garden in Austria. Lovely post and recipe! =)

  3. Just the other day I saw this bread in one of the cafe's for lunch... and wondered about the taste..When I tried it, it was delicious..:)
    Bread looks yummy and soft..
    Thanks for sharing dear.. bookmarked..

  4. Awesome bread, love veggies in baking!

  5. Looks delicious & perfect..loved your presentation :)

  6. looks great, and i love that theres no yeast , no proofing (hence shorter the wait befor u can feast on fresh bread!) Healthy too! im gonna try this with whole wheat & see the outcome :)

  7. Yeah, we love zucchini too, so easy to cut and cooks so fast. Its our go-to vege for a quick meal..your bread sounds so good, and the first picture is so pretty!

  8. Thanks Kiran. I am now using up all the zucchinis I have with this bread. It is a keeper recipe!

    Helene, I too heard of zucchini only after I moved to Europe, had never seen it in India. Sad that they are so expensive :(

    Reva, my pleasure totally. So glad you liked it!

    Poornima, thanks. me too!

    Recipe world, thanks so much Vanitha!

    Deeps, yes,yes you are right. No waiting and it is ready in no time. I am going to try this with whole wheat flour too. Thanks for the tip!

    Tadkapasta, Thank you! I totally agree with you on the easy to cut and cook part.


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