Easy Zucchini (Courgette) Bread

I don’t know why this recipe is called zucchini bread, since it is essentially a cake, a denser type of cake. I like this recipe since it is very simple to make, requires no special flours and uses oil (I dislike creaming butter!). This is my sister’s recipe, I will be taking some for her at lunch (since we are lunch buddies!) and hope to get her stamp of approval!

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Also known as: Zucchini/Courgette Cake

Categories: Breads/Sweets/Desserts

Servings: Makes one 9×13 pan or 2 loaf pans

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar (or 2 cups if you would like it sweeter)
  • 1 cup oil
  • 3 tsp vanilla (I’m using artificial flavoring)
  • 3 cups all-purpose white flour (or 2 white, 1 brown)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated (do not peel)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (optional)
The original recipe!

The original recipe!

Equipment:

  • Mixer

Directions:

  • Grate about 2 small zucchini without peeling their skin.
Grated zucchini

Grated zucchini

  • In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla. If you have a hand mixer, use it to make a uniform mixture. Pre-heat oven to 350°F (175°C).
wet ingredients

wet ingredients

  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder and mix well.
  • Add the zucchini and mix. Wait a two minutes, and mix again (the zucchini releases some water, so you want to mix that in).
  • Add the nuts if using.
  • Grease or line with parchment paper your baking pan. I’m using a 9×13 dark coated metal baking pan.
  • Bake on center rack at 350°F (175°C) for 35-40 minutes till tester comes out clean. If baking in loaf pans, reduce cooking time.
Fresh from the oven

Fresh from the oven

  • If you like the bread a little crispy on the top, turn off the oven and let it sit in the oven for an extra 5 minutes.
Inside the bread, lovely green specks from the zucchini peel

Inside the bread, lovely green specks from the zucchini peel

Enjoy!

Enjoy!

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