THE best zucchini bread ever
So my wife bought a bunch of bananas the other day and they went bad quick! I also had a HUGE zucchini in my garden that I had no way of cooking.
So I made bread. Lots and lots of bread. Any neighbors and co-workers are going to eat, lots and lots of bread.
For the zucchini bread, I had to break out momma Jane’s famous recipe. This is THE best zucchini bread ever. Just ask my neighbors and co-workers if you don’t believe me. For the banana bread, I scoured the internet and found one I wanted to try.
Here’s the zucchini bread recipe…
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- enough chopped zucchini to blend to 3 cups.
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 2 cups of sugar
- 3 and 1/2 cups white flour
Seriously, look at that thing! I was going to take it to the fair to win some sort of prize, but instead I made some awesome bread. The recipe is easy and it goes a little something like this…
In blender put 1 cup vegetable oil
and enough chopped zucchini to blend to 3 cups.
Blend some more, until you have this awesome green mixture
Add 1 teaspoon salt
Add 1 teaspoon baking powder
Add 1 teaspoon baking soda
Add 1 egg – blend again until smooth.
Add 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Add 1 tablespoon vanilla
Blend again. The cinnamon ads a nice brown speckled color
In a large bowl put 3 and 1/2 cups white flour.
and 2 cups of sugar
Stir in blended mixture until well mixed
and then pour into greased pans.
I use the bunt pan for the whole recipe or two loaf pans.
I had a HUGE zucchini so I made a big double batch
Bake at 325 degrees for about an hour. Check with toothpick or sharp knife for doneness.
Let cool on a rack
This stuff is so freaking good. At this point I’ve given so much bread away and still have been eating this for breakfast for the past week. Toast it up with some butter on it and you are in heaven.
As I had all the stuff out to make zucchini bread and a whole bunch of browning bananas I thought I’d just make more bread than any one could possibly eat ever.
And now onto the banana bread recipe…
- 2 sticks Butter
- 1-½ cup + 2 TBLS Sugar
- 3 whole Eggs
- 1-½ cup Mashed Ripe Bananas
- 4 cups + 2 TBLS Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1-½ cup Sour Cream
Throw the butter in a mixing bowl
Cream butter and sugar together.
Add eggs one at a time, beating for a few minutes.
Add bananas and mix.
In a separate bowl add 4 cups + 2 TBLS Flour and 1-½ cup + 2 TBLS Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
Mix all the dry ingredients together
grab 1-½ cup Sour Cream
Add dry ingredients and sour cream alternately to the mixing bowl.
Beat well until all combined.
Pour into bunt cake pan or loaf pans
made some cupcakes too
also added some mini chocolate chips to the second batch
Bake in oven at350 degrees for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.
I had enough to feed a small village
These came out slightly browner than I had wanted. Check the time when you cook these, I think they would be ready in 45 – 50 minutes. But they are still so delicious. Especially the little mini chocolate chips.
This recipe came from one my favorite websites ever, The Pioneer Woman. She is awesome in all kinds of ways.
The moral of this story is, if you have things that are going to waste, just make way too much bread. You will soon have too much bread that threatens to go to waste, but that is much easier to give to neighbors instead of mushy bananas.
Got a good bread recipe? email me at Ben (at) TrulySimple.com