Zucchini Walnut Bread

by Her Happy Balance on January 27, 2014

Philadelphia got hit with crap tons more snow last week. Plus I had been feeling a little under the weather. So what did I do to keep myself occupied while holed up at home? Eat, of course! And cook and cook. And then eat some more. It’s a really good cycle. It’s making sense more and more for me to become an RD #foodobsessed

My mom bought this new chopping gadget off QVC (because, of course) that she wanted to try out, and she decided chopping up zucchini would be a great way to break it in. Well, the new fancy chopping gadget apparently couldn’t handle chopping the zucchini, but the idea of making zucchini bread had already been planted in my head and I had to have it.

I can’t decide which part is my favorite, smelling the house while the bread is baking (cinnamon heaven!) or actually eating the bread. Nah, just kidding, obviously eating it takes the cake…err bread.

Zucchini Walnut Bread

Zucchini Walnut Bread
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 Eggs
  2. 2 Cups Sugar
  3. 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  4. 2 Cups Zucchini, shredded (1 large zucchini)
  5. 2 Cups Flour
  6. 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
  7. 2 Tsp. Baking Soda
  8. 1 Tsp. Salt
  9. 1/4 Tsp. Baking Powder
  10. 1.5 Tbsp Vanilla
  11. 1 Cup Walnuts, Chopped
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, beat eggs until they are frothy. Beat in sugar, oil, vanilla, and beat the mixture until it is thick and lemon colored. Stir in the zucchini. Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Mix the sifted mixture into the eggs and sugar. Fold in the walnuts. Pour the mixture into 2 oiled and floured loaf pans (8x4x3) and bake the loaves in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Let the loaves cool for 10 minutes. Invert the pans onto a cooling rack and let the loaves cool completely. Enjoy!
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Zucchini bread on platter

This was the perfect way to warm up after shoveling the driveway. Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables, but if you’re cooking for a picky eater, this would be a great way to get in a dosage of the green stuff without them noticing. We’ll just pretend the sugar is cancelled out by the healthiness of the zucchini, mmkay?

Thoughts??
Whats your favorite type of nut? I think pecans or cashews are my faves.
Any snow day traditions?
 

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Jessie January 27, 2014 at 8:23 am

I actually think my second favorite thing about baking banana/zucchini/or any type of bread is the smell it gives your home.. the first would of course be eating it w/ melted butter or nut butter on top 🙂

Alex @ therunwithin January 27, 2014 at 9:14 am

I have never actually made zucchini bread/muffins/anything with it added it. although I only hear great things about it, my friend used to make it daily

Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne January 27, 2014 at 10:05 am

This bread looks so freakin’ good! My favorite is Brazilian nuts, but they are way to darn expensive, so Almonds take the cake 🙂 I eat them every single day, cashews and pistachios give a stomachache, but probably because I always eat way too many (because they are soooo good) haha

Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat January 27, 2014 at 11:07 am

Oh my gosh, I love zucchini bread! It’s seriously one of my favorite sweet breads ever! Your versions looks delicious and so moist! Yum!

Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom January 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm

I love love love zucchini bread…and walnuts are my favorite. I also love cashews, but I don’t eat them often enough. If I were to get a snow day in Florida…I would die. But when I was in Chicago for 3 weeks this winter… I just slept while it was snowing out. The usual.

Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition January 27, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Yum! Breads are delicious– I need to step up my baking skills

(just moved to a new apt with a TINY kitchen!)

Caitlin January 27, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Haha I spent a chunk of yesterday baking banana bread and muffins thanks to the snow 😛 great minds 😉 this sounds delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever made zucchini bread before so that should probably change soon! My favorite nut is a pistachio, but I love almonds and pecans too 🙂

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