Mom's Zucchini Bread recipe is the original love from the oven. When zucchini comes in with a vengeance and you've exhausted all uses for it, bake a few loaves of this moist and delicious bread and stash them away for cold weather days. Enjoy a slice with a cuppa coffee or tea for a mid afternoon pick-me-up.
Mom's Zucchini Bread Recipe
This delicious bread was no doubt a way for my Mom to get us to eat more vegetables when we were kids. I suppose it's the challenge of every generation, and having my own children now I totally understand. My kids love this zucchini bread, just as I loved it before them, and in turn, I grew to adore zucchini in any form. I can only hope the same will happen for them.
How to Make the Best Mom's Zucchini Bread Recipe
- Ingredients you'll need to make my Mom's Zucchini Bread: Shredded fresh zucchini, all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon (Yes, 1 tablespoon) ground ginger, allspice and nutmeg, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, vanilla extract, butter and toasted pecans.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: A hand mixer or a stand mixer, mixing bowls, a sheet pan to toast the pecans, a whisk to sift together the dry ingredients, measuring cups and spoons, A large silicone spatula or spoon, a cheese grater or food processor to grate the zucchini and two 8x4x5 inch loaf pans.
- What makes this zucchini bread recipe special? The difference in this recipe is the amazing spice blend. It's reminiscent of pumpkin pie spice so feel free to adapt if you have some on hand.
- And yes, it really does take 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon to flavor the amount of ingredients in this zucchini bread.
- Keep in mind this homemade zucchini bread recipe makes 2 loaves and will freeze beautifully. It tastes so good with a cup of hot coffee or tea.
- Store leftover Zucchini Bread chilled or at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
- You can also freeze zucchini bread for up to 2 months.
More Southern Style Quick Bread Recipes to Make
Quick breads like this zucchini bread are accessible to bakers of all skill levels. They don't require yeast to make and come together using simple pantry ingredients. More quick bread recipes you may like to try:
- My Cream Cheese Frosted Carrot Cake Loaf hits all of the same flavor points of a moist carrot cake.
- Harvest Apple Bread is perfection during apple season.
- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is delicious slathered with cinnamon butter.
- Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling is the best of both worlds.
- Praline Apple Bread is drizzled with a decadent homemade caramel glaze.
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Mom's Zucchini Bread
- 3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice OR ground clove
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 3 cup shredded zucchini
- 1 cup toasted pecans
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray (2) 8x4x5 inch loaf pans with baking spray. Set aside.
- Sift together the all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground ginger, allspice and nutmeg.
- Cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
- Add the dry ingredients gradually to the creamed mixture. Beat until all of the ingredients are fully moistened. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Mix in the shredded zucchini and nuts by hand.
- Divide between the loaf pans. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center show moist crumbs.
- Cool in the pan for 30 minutes then carefully remove from the pan to a cooling rack to cool completely.