Baking with vegetables

Monday, September 5, 2011

Yesterday was Sunday and I was fixing for something semi-healthy to make... sans chocolate. So the first thing that came to my mind was zucchini bread. It's one of my favorite breads to bake other than banana. Growing up my mom would make it for us all of the time and it was definitely something I always looked forward to eating. After I had put the loaves into the oven I sent her a text to let her know what I was baking. She replied with, "made some yesterday." Great minds?

Zucchini Bread
2/3 c. vegetable oil
2 c. sugar
3 eggs
2 c. grated zucchini
1/4 c. grated carrot
3 tsp. vanilla
3 c. flour
3 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
pinch of ginger
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. walnuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease two 8X4 loaf pans (I prefer PAM baking spray) or line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
3. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs. Mix in sugar, oil, zucchini, carrot and vanilla.
4. Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking soda, baking powder and salt. One cup at a time, gently fold into wet ingredients and stir. 
5. Add nuts to mixture or divide batter and pour into pans, sprinkling nuts on top.
6. Bake loaves for 60 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean (muffins take 20-25 minutes).


  1. This sounds soooo delicious! Love this idea!...also, yeah, how many eggs?!

  2. so so so moist, flavorful & perfect!!

  3. Yum! I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the recipe.. I hope you don't mind me pinning it! I am your newest follower... so glad I found your blog. I would love for you to check out mine!


  4. I love zucchini bread. This recipe looks like a winner!

    Warmly, Michelle

  5. Yum! This zucchini bread looks so tasty! I can't wait until the fall/winter baking season. Visiting from Craftionary linkup :)

  6. OK, I was just about to make the obligatory zucchini bread and then I saw your recipe. Your's actually has me interested, I've never had zucchini bread with ginger or cinnamon in it... I will pin it, very excited.

  7. Zucchini bread is one of my most favorite things in the world! Yum!

  8. I love this recipe! This may sound strange, but I added a banana and 1 cup of chopped spinach. I also used equal parts light brown sugar and granulated sugar. They came out awesome! And they are perfect for my daughter who is finicky about veggies.

  9. Wondering if anyone has already calculated calorie totals?


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