Zucchini Nut Bread

 

Zucchini  Nut Bread Recipe

I used to think zucchini bread was a savory bread. But it’s not. It’s sweet. And I discovered that I really like it. I actually prefer this to banana bread and I think it would be perfect with a layer of cream cheese icing (because I’d eat that on everything if I could), though it’s delicious all on its own!

I usually use loaf pans but DH made this latest batch and used a bundt pan. I said this made it more of a cake and he said it was the way he had it growning up and it was called zuchini bread. Since this is the recipe he grew up with, I will go with that. 🙂

What you need:

3 eggs
1 cup salad oil
2 cups sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
1.5 cups pecans finely & not so finely chopped
2 cups grated raw zucchini (unpeeled)
3 cups unsifted flour

What to do:

In large bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Gradually beat in oil and sugar. Add grated zucchini, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder, mixing well. Gradually blend in flour, mixing well after each addition. Fold in chopped nuts and vanilla. Pour into greased pans (use 1 large ring pan or (3) 7.5×3.5in pans). Bake about one hour at 350 degrees until cake tests done and starts to leave sides of pan. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning over on plate. Dust with confectioner’s sugar if desire or eat plain, delicious!

This is also a great, sturdy bread to give to friends and family and it keeps a few days. We have given loaves to people in the past. If it is a day or two old, you can put a little butter on the slices and toast them in the oven. We do this with banana bread too!

Comments

  1. My husband just loves zucchini bread. Sadly, he has always had to wait until given some because I have never tried to make it because I thought it would just be too hard and complicated. But this looks very doable and it’s time to surprise him!

    • An Ordinary Housewife says:

      Yeah, it’s really not that hard. I hope your husband likes it if you do decide to make it!

  2. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says:

    I haven’t had zucchini bread in years. This looks great. I like the use of the ring pan – it makes it look more decadent.

  3. Natalie Nichols says:

    This sounds absolutely delicious! I have never made zucchini bread before but I would love to try it out.

  4. I have never eaten zucchini bread before, but the picture actually makes it look tasty. I’m totally shocked that you mentioned it is sweet. That is not what I would have expected…but then again carrot cake doesn’t taste like raw carrots either! lol I am going to bookmark this recipe so I can try it out one day. Thank you for sharing it!

  5. I’m going to bookmark this recipe. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks.

  6. Amy Moore says:

    I love zucchini bread. Im saving this recipe, I have so much zucchini ready to be planted in my garden!

  7. Amanda Baker says:

    I absolutely LOVE zucchini bread and this recipe looks amazing! Thank you and I’ll definitely be trying this one out!!

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