Now that we are in the apex of summer, we are able to enjoy the bounties of a wonderful garden. Deliciously red tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, corn, zucchini, and so many other delicious fruits and veggies. Now, we don't have a green thumb (at all), so we didn't grow these things, but our neighbor did, and he was kind enough to let us pick some. So, we made some zucchini bread!
This is a family recipe that our grandma used, and it's been passed down to us.
It's quite a simple recipe, and it's absolutely perfect warm, with butter on it. The recipe for this delicious bread is below. When we made the zucchini bread this time, we skipped the nuts because we didn't have any, but it's delicious both ways! Also, this bread freezes well, so you can make a lot and then freeze it for later!
2 cups grated zucchini
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. orange extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. ginger
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
- Beat eggs. Add oil & sugar, beat well.
- Add flavorings & zucchini, beat well.
- Mix dry ingredients together. Stir in to egg mixture and add nuts, mix well
- Bake in small loaf pans at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour.