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Recipe: Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread always takes me home to New York. Not just because it’s zucchini bread and not “courgette bread” but because the smell is full of memories of freshly baked goodies waiting in the kitchen when my brother and I came home from school. It was always one of my favourites. Of course, when I came to London, I copied down the recipe. I like it best just out of the oven, the teeniest bit still gooey inside. (And no, it doesn’t taste like zucchini, if you were wondering. It’s sweet!)

Note: You can use two loaf tins or make one bigger square cake in an 8×8 or 9×9 pan, which is what I did with this one. Just keep an eye on the baking time. It’s ready when a toothpick comes out just clean.

zucchini bread recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 31/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups peeled and grated zucchini
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp vanilla

zucchini bread recipe

Preheat the oven to 350F / 176C.

I always start by washing, peeling and grating the zucchini.

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Set the zucchini aside and in a separate bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and oil.

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Add the dry ingredients and the vanilla.

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Fold in zucchini and raisins.

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Pour into a pan and pop into the oven for about 50-55 minutes.

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Best served warm.

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Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Diana Mieczan
    July 23, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Ohh,…I’ve been feeling a bit low on energy for the past few days and you just made me realize what I need to do – bake this beauty! I love that you added raisins…Have a beautiful morning, lovely. xo

    • Reply
      littleobservationist
      July 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Ah, how come low on energy? I’ll hop over your way in a bit and catch up from the weekend. I feel a bit the same, but I think it’s just the unusual heat! You should definitely make this if you have some time. It’s delicious, especially warm. Much love x

  • Reply
    Katie
    July 23, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    This sounds delicious! I love the addition of raisins. My husband recently made some zucchini bread with some zucchini from a friend’s garden. It turned out amazing and reminded me how much I love it. Next I want to try to make a chocolate zucchini bread. A cafe near me sells some and it is the best thing ever.

  • Reply
    eliza jane
    July 26, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Ooooh, this looks delicious! Can’t wait to make it.

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