From the Garden; Zucchini Bread

687817I love this bread and it’s a great way to get rid of the piles of zucchini you get from the garden. I found this recipe on, and have modified it. If you don’t like my changes, check the comments. There are some good modifications.

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3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp backing soda

1 tsp backing powder

3 tsp cinnamon

3 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

2 ¼ cup white sugar

3 tsp vanilla

2 cups grated zucchini

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)



Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.

Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.


  • NOTE: I cut the sugar down to 2 cups and do one cup brown sugar. The first time I made this I put only one cup of brown sugar. Wasn’t very sweet and I did notice the sweetness when I put two different cup in the second time. Also, the second batch was stickier with the added white sugar. I don’t put salt in, and I substituted the oil for one cup of unsweetened apple sauce. Still came out moist. ~Darke~


Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.


  • NOTE: This is a heavy loaf as there isn’t any yeast in it to make it rise. For this reason, I set the timer to 40 minutes and then check to see if the loaf is cooked in the middle. Easy way to do that, take a butter knife and poke it into the middle of the loaf. If there are dough smears put it back in and leave it for another 20 minutes. ~Darke~

About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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