Easy Zucchini Bread

Easy Zucchini Bread

I was a very non-fussy eater as a kid, I would happily eat all the veggies my mom would give me including the greens which most kids hated. In fact greens were my absolute favorite as a kid and they still are. But my brothers were just the opposite of me, they were so picky about the veggies that they would eat. Mostly it was potato and paneer and they hated their greens. I could never get it because it was hard for me to understand that how could anyone not love such delicious vegetables. My mom tried everything she could to make them eat the greens but she rarely succeeded. While baking this zucchini bread, I was thinking what if mom had made zucchini bread for my brothers, I can bet they would have gobbled up the entire loaf without every realizing that there was zucchini it in! Honestly this is such a great way to make kids eat their veggies because they can never guess what’s inside the bread. Now only if I knew how to bake back them, I would have solved mom’s problem!

Easy Zucchini Bread Recipe

This was the first time I baked with zucchini and I have to say now I regret not doing it earlier. This bread was so super moist and delicious that my “not so zucchini loving husband” ate 2 slices in 1 go and said this is probably the best bread I have ever baked. I don’t think I did anything special, zucchini imparts so much moistness to baked goods that I didn’t have to do much. This easy zucchini bread comes together so quickly and you don’t even need a mixer for it.

I love recipes where I don’t have to use a mixer. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Kitchen Aid and can’t ever do without it. But quick breads should be easy and this is exactly what this zucchini bread is – super easy and moist and delicious. This recipe calls for readily available ingredients so I suggest you give this bread a try as soon as possible, trust me you don’t want to miss out on this one.

Moist Zucchini Bread

I used half all purpose and half whole wheat flour here just to keep it a little healthy, you can always use 100% all purpose flour. Also if you don’t have sour cream, use greek yogurt in place.

 

Method

In a bowl whisk together both the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder. Set aside.

To another bowl add canola oil, egg and sour cream. Whisk till well combined using your wire whisk.

Add sugar and whisk for 2-3 minutes or till sugar in well mixed with the mixture.

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Add vanilla extract to the mix.

Whisk till everything is well combined and batter is smooth.

Now add the flour mix to the wet ingredients. Add the flour in 3 parts, mixing after each addition but be careful not to over-mix.
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Fold in the grated zucchini. I manually grated the zucchini using a simple kitchen grater, it took me less than 5 minutes to do it.

Fold in the chocolate chips. This is optional, you can eve add some nuts here.

Transfer batter to the prepared baking pan and bake at 350 F degrees for 50-55 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Mine was done in 55 minutes.

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Remove this easy zucchini bread from the oven and let it sit in the pan for around 20 minutes, then run a knife around to pan to release it. Place the bread on a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into slices.

Homemade Zucchini Bread

* To prevent excessive browning of the bread, loosely cover it with aluminium foil after 30 minutes of baking.

* Using chocolate chips is optional. You can also add nuts to this recipe, pecans and walnuts would be great in here.

* I like to squeeze the grated zucchini a little to get rid of excess moisture. I don’t squeeze the heck out of it because the moisture eventually helps in keeping the bread moist but too much moisture can result in soggy bread so I squeeze with my hands till I don’t feel any excessive moisture in the grated zucchini and then add it to the batter.

* The bread freezes well. Cut into slices and wrap each slice individually using a plastic wrap. When you want to eat it, just take out the required number of slices and thaw by leaving on the counter.

Easy Zucchini Bread

Super moist easy Zucchini Bread is simple to make and a great way to eat your veggies!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 1 9x5 loaf
Calories: 3549 kcal
Author: Manali
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Ingredients

Dry ingredients

  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • cup grated zucchini
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, optional

Wet ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  3. In a bowl whisk together both the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder. Set aside.
  4. To another bowl add canola oil, egg and sour cream. Whisk till well combined using your wire whisk.
  5. Add sugar and whisk for 2-3 minutes or till sugar in well mixed with the mixture.
  6. Add vanilla extract to the mix and whisk till well combined.
  7. Now add the flour mix to the wet ingredients. Add the flour in 3 parts, mixing after each addition but be careful not to over-mix.
  8. Fold in the grated zucchini. I manually grated the zucchini using a simple kitchen grater, it took me less than 5 minutes to do it.
  9. Fold in the chocolate chips. This is optional, you can eve add some nuts here.
  10. Transfer batter to the prepared baking pan and bake at 350 F degrees for 50-55 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Mine was done in 55 minutes.
  11. Remove this easy zucchini bread from the oven and let it sit in the pan for around 20 minutes, then run a knife around to pan to release it.
  12. Place the bread on a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into slices.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Zucchini Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3549 Calories from Fat 1746
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 194g 298%
Saturated Fat 53g 265%
Cholesterol 231mg 77%
Sodium 2177mg 91%
Potassium 2183mg 62%
Total Carbohydrates 422g 141%
Dietary Fiber 26g 104%
Sugars 259g
Protein 40g 80%
Vitamin A 29.1%
Vitamin C 48.3%
Calcium 43.1%
Iron 100.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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61 thoughts on “Easy Zucchini Bread

  1. This is a great combination! I love my Kitchen Aid too (his name is Gunther) but sometimes the beauty of a simple quick bread cannot be underestimated. Sneaking veggies into baked goods is always a great ploy too. I can always justify a slice of zucchini bread for dessert – it’s an extra serve of veggies!

  2. I remember when I first heard about zucchini bread…I was so confused by the idea of vegetables in a sweet bread. But it totally works! This version looks delicious…I love the chocolate chips in there. 🙂

  3. Zucchini’s are the best addition to cakes! I love baking with them, they always create so much delicious moisture! Love mixing cakes like this by hand too. I definitely need to try your yummy recipe!

  4. This zucchini bread looks incredible, Manali! Love that it comes together so easy without a mixer and the chocolate chips are a wonderful addition! I was the picker eater when I was younger but now I love all my veggies. This is the perfect way to get picky eaters to eat their greens 🙂

  5. Zucchini bread was actually one of the first ways I tried zucchini and now I absolutely love it. This bread looks so moist and perfect, love that it’s a little healthier too.

  6. Aww, you were such a good kid, eating all your veggies! I was not like that. But I always ate zucchini bread, and I sure would eat this one. The texture looks perfect!

  7. I think we were alike as children, Manali — I love my veggies and greens too! I’d eat my siblings’ servings too because they hated them! Zucchini is one of my favorites and this bread looks so moist and delicious!

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