Friday, October 13, 2017

Mom's Old Fashioned Country Zucchini Bread


Yum

This tender, rich, and sinfully delicious Zucchini Bread can be perfect for breakfast, a snack with coffee or tea, or a warm dessert. - Slice of Southern

There's nothing better than quick breads from my childhood.

Mom used to make them a lot and I'm fond of them all, but when it's late summer/early fall I get a craving for a cinnamony zucchini bread.


This tender, rich, and sinfully delicious Zucchini Bread can be perfect for breakfast, a snack with coffee or tea, or a warm dessert. - Slice of Southern

You see, it doesn't taste like zucchini, and the texture won't let you know there's zucchini in there either.  However, like carrot to a carrot cake, zucchini produces a moist and tender cake like bread.  


This tender, rich, and sinfully delicious Zucchini Bread can be perfect for breakfast, a snack with coffee or tea, or a warm dessert. - Slice of Southern

So digging through my mom's recipe archives I went and dug up her Old Fashioned Country Zucchini Bread.  This is the perfect bread for this time of year.  The winds are blowing, there's zucchini everywhere, and cinnamon flavors warm you up and make you all cozy.  



This tender, rich, and sinfully delicious Zucchini Bread can be perfect for breakfast, a snack with coffee or tea, or a warm dessert. - Slice of Southern

This tender, rich, and sinfully delicious Zucchini Bread can be perfect for breakfast, a snack with coffee or tea, or a warm dessert.  

Enjoy!





Mom's Old Fashioned Country Zucchini Bread


Makes 1 8x4" loaf

2 medium sized zucchinis 
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup raisins
Nonstick cooking spray

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.   Spray an 8x4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

    Trim the stem and root-end from the zucchinis and using a food processor using the shred blade, grate the zucchini.  You should end up with about 3 cups of shredded zucchini.

    Place the grate zucchini in a clean kitchen towel over a bowl and all to drain while you put together the other ingredients. 

    In a large bowl add all the dry ingredient.  In a small bowl add the eggs, oil, and vanilla.  Whisk to combine.  Add to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.  

    Gather the towel with the zucchini and squeeze to extract as much liquid from the zucchini as possible

    Add the zucchini, nuts, and raisins to the mixture and gently fold in just until it is all distributed and combined.  The mixture will not be very wet, more crumbly.  Spoon the mixture into the loaf pan and pat the top to even out.  

    Bake for 60 - 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and the top is golden brown.  They will be crunchy on the top and tender on the inside.  Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
      Kitchen Note:  This bread will keep in an airtight container for several days. You can also freeze a loaf or slice by wrapping them in cling wrap and then foil.  Freeze up to 3 months.

      This tender, rich, and sinfully delicious Zucchini Bread can be perfect for breakfast, a snack with coffee or tea, or a warm dessert. - Slice of Southern

      This tender, rich, and sinfully delicious Zucchini Bread can be perfect for breakfast, a snack with coffee or tea, or a warm dessert. - Slice of Southern



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