This post sharing my mom’s homemade zucchini bread recipe is a family favorite. Some links in this post are affiliate links that earn me a commission if you purchase through them.
So a friend of mine gave me a zucchini bigger than my arm. I’m not joking.
I now understand why people joke about leaving zucchini on neighbors’ doorsteps and then running. Holy cats. There was nothing to do but make zucchini bread, right?
Looking for more easy quick bread recipes? Check out some of my favorites at the end of this article.
So… 15 eggs later, I have 7 loaves of zucchini bread, and 96 mini muffins. Or I did.
One loaf has been completely demolished. Two loaves went home with a friend. And another loaf has been started, plus several of the mini muffins have disappeared mysteriously.
This recipe for zucchini bread is still as good and as loved as it was when my mom used to make this for me as a kid. I don’t have many recipes from my mom, as she doesn’t like food (I know!), but this is one I grabbed the second I left home.
The good news? The wee ones love it. And I don’t think I need to make zucchini bread again for awhile. And if you live near me… come find me. Please!
How to Make Homemade Zucchini Bread
Peel your zucchini (or if you’re my mom, don’t, but I find the skin a little tough). Cut it in half, and then use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and the spongy middle.
My huge zucchini made this extremely large bowl of shredded zucchini. You don’t need nearly this much.
I like to shred my zucchini first so that some of the liquid in the zucchini can start to drain, as you don’t need any extra moisture in the bread. If you want to get fancy, put it in a colander, but I forgot, and this works just fine.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Grease two loaf pans, and set them aside.
Add the eggs to your bowl, and beat until the yolks and whites are mixed thoroughly. Add the sugar and beat until it is light and fluffy.
While the mixer is still going (but not too high), slowly add the oil. You want it to incorporate as you’re pouring and not have a big glop of oil you have to incorporate later.
Add the cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Mix thoroughly to combine, then add the flour in two batches, stirring gently between each addition.
Pour half the batter into each prepared loaf pan. I actually use a kitchen scale to weigh the pans to ensure they’re fairly even, but feel free to eyeball it.
Cool thoroughly, then slice as you serve it. Don’t slice it all right away, as it will dry out if you do.
The bread freezes beautifully (I remember how much I used to love eating the bread straight from the freezer), and it will keep for several days in a tightly sealed container. If it lasts that long.
Do you ever make homemade zucchini bread?
More of my favorite quick bread recipes:
- Brown sugar banana bread
- Nutella swirl banana bread
- Cherry streusel bread
- Chocolate chip pumpkin bread
- Peach kuchen muffins
- Chocolate chip muffins
- Strawberry muffins
- Apple cinnamon muffins
- Irish soda bread
- Apple banana bread
- Persimmon bread
- Pomegranate orange bread
The bread freezes beautifully (I remember how much I used to love eating the bread straight from the freezer), and it will keep for several days tightly wrapped. If it lasts that long. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn a commission from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 208 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 177mg Carbohydrates: 28g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
The bread freezes beautifully (I remember how much I used to love eating the bread straight from the freezer), and it will keep for several days tightly wrapped. If it lasts that long.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn a commission from qualifying purchases.