Last week I told you all about what we made with the items in our very first CSA box, with the exception of the zucchini.
I don’t know about you, but zucchini bread is one of my fondest childhood memories. My mother had a friend who would bake it all the time, and I was always so excited when she came home from a visit with a new loaf. So, I was shocked when Dan told me he’d never heard of zucchini bread–blasphemy! I knew what to do as soon as I saw the zucchini in our CSA box, and got to it.[caption id="attachment_882" align="alignnone" width="960"] yummy farm fresh zucchini![/caption]
Ingredients (makes 2 8×4 loaves):
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup low-fat milk
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups grated zucchini (for me, this was three zucchinis)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Pour the batter into the two loaf pans. Here are my super messy loaves, ready to go into the oven (hey, who said baking was glamorous?)
[caption id="attachment_887" align="alignnone" width="960"] not so pretty…yet. :)[/caption]
Let the loaves bake for about an hour. Mine took a little bit longer. Keep checking to see if the loaves are done using a toothpick!
Let the loaves cool before removing them from the pans.[caption id="attachment_888" align="alignnone" width="960"] fresh out the oven![/caption] [caption id="attachment_889" align="alignnone" width="960"] ready to be sliced![/caption]
Sit back & enjoy the fruits (veggies?) of your labor! I love how refreshing zucchini bread is. It also comes out very moist–you almost want a glass of milk with it! :)[caption id="attachment_890" align="alignnone" width="960"] yum![/caption]
I love sneaking in veggies like this. :)
Do you have any baked goods that remind you of your childhood?
What are some of your favorite things to make with zucchini?