7/24/2012

Really, Really Good Bread....



So my mom and I were talking a few weeks ago. She said she made zucchini bread and I thought, "Yuck." I just don't really feel like the words "zucchini" and "bread" go together. At all. It just doesn't sound appetizing to me. Anyone else feel the same way?? All of that explains why I have never made it and maybe the title of this post. ;)


Anyway, mom kept talking and talking about how good it was and that I should try it. So I went and bought some really fresh zucchini and made it- so that I could understand what she was talking about...


And she was right. If I think about it, she always is... 

It is insanely delicious and dare I say "healthy."  It's a blend of both summer and fall. It has the warm flavors of cinnamon, allspice and freshly grated nutmeg. It also has a hint of freshness from the zucchini and a burst of sweetness from the pineapples and raisins. One might think that none of that goes together, but it really, really does. 


My point is that you have to make this. There are so many different recipes out there, but I chose this one and I'm glad I did. Here is what you need and what to do:

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 8oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup raisins

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Stir in the zucchini, pineapple and raisins. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Finish cooling on a wire rack. Super easy.

To make it even better, grab some room temp butter or cream cheese. Slather the bread with either. Grab a cup of tea or milk or coffee- whatever floats your boat. Then enjoy!

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12 comments:

  1. I literally can almost smell it from here........yum and yum. I will have to keep this and send it to my mom who is a zucchini bread fanatic. Thanks Tiffany!

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  2. Love that there's pineapple in it, got to try this!

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  3. I wish I was your neighbor. This would be perfect for my morning breakfast!

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  4. You are improving my menu in every category. Can't wait to try this:)

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  5. I don't think I ever met a bread I didn't like;) and zucchini bread is one of my favorites! Just might have to give this a try! :)

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  6. I'm heading into the kitchen right now to go make this. I am super happy for you as your pictures are so amazing!!! You have the "EYE"

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  7. Mmm...I love zucchini bread. Something about veggies with sweet things just always works, doesn't it? (I'm looking at you, carrot cake).

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  8. I also add pineapple to my zucchini bread - Mmmm- tasty...makes me want to go bake some right now

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  10. YES!! My mom makes zucchini bread ALL THE TIME and I love it!! This summer we have an abundance of squash and zucchini from the garden, so I actually have z. bread in my fridge right now :) Thanks for spreading the word about how delish this recipe is :)
    Love your blog doll - well designed and such beautiful photos!
    xo

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