Classic Zucchini Bread

I prefer my zucchini in a sweet quick bread like this rather than as a side dish, imagine that!

This recipe has an entire cup of oil in it, so just face it now and know that if your neighbor keeps giving you garden-grown zucchini you must, at some point, make this bread to give back. It’s just neighborly.

Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare 2 8x4-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.
  2. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until frothy. Slowly add the sugar while continually beating. Stir the vegetable oil and vanilla into the egg mixture; continue beating until the mixture is thick. Add the zucchini to the mixture and stir.
  3. Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl; pour into the wet mixture and stir until just combined. Add the chopped walnuts and stir. Divide the batter between the two prepared loaf pans.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before loosening the edges with a knife and removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

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