Zucchini bread

Posted on: September 27th, 2011 by admin 5 Comments

I’ve been making this zucchini bread for years and lately I’ve been making it weekly. This is one of those wonderful family recipes that gets passed along, it was my Grandma’s and then my Mum always made it. Personally the taste is so familiar and ‘homey’ that it’s hard to explain this loaf as anything but the best! Pass it along in your family today, pretty healthy but still cakey, zucchini bread is a real treat.  I love it for an afternoon snack with tea, or a slice on the go for breakky.

We have to thank our lovely Vietnamese neighbours, who I can’t speak to, but they generously give zucchini’s and more from their amazing garden.

  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 c plain flour
  • 1 c grated zucchini (or apples or carrots)
  • 1/2 c sultanas or raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 c walnuts (toasted taste best)


Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF) and grease a loaf pan.

Beat the oil, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Sift together the dry ingredients and add to the wet. Finally add the zucchini, sultanas and nuts, mixing until just combined and pour into loaf pan. Bake for about 45 min – 1 hour depending on your oven.

(Love you Mum)

Song for this recipe:

“Rain Rain” – Bill Frisell Rain, Rain - Good Dog, Happy Man

Bill Frisell is an American Jazz guitarist.  He is known for using an array of effects to create unique sounds from his instrument.  With almost 30 albums to choose from, I’m sure you’ll find you recognize some of his music, there’s a lot to choose from.  The rain here has been going all day, days like this I like to bake a comforting family recipe, listen to some beautiful tunes and call my Mum.

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5 Responses

  1. case says:

    ohhhh yummm i can almost taste this now! the best for sure.

  2. I keep learning new things and different ways to prepare food, and this is another great idea. Thanks for expanding my food horizons. Great post!

  3. Christine says:

    I love bread. Your bread looks great.

  4. case says:

    I finally made it the other night. I added pumpkin seeds. YUM! Thanks for reminding me of the goodness.

  5. Emma says:

    Lovely. I’ve never made a zucchini cake/bread before, it looks very soft and moist.

    (nothing quite like family recipes either hey?)

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