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How to Make Zucchini Bread

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How to Make Zucchini Bread

Zucchini is a summer squash. One unknown use for zucchinis is making zucchini bread. Learn how to make zucchini bread using a few simple steps.

Ingredients

Zucchini

To make your fluffy zucchini bread, you'll need 3 cups of grated zucchini, 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 large eggs, 2 teaspoons butter or olive oil to grease the pans, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1¼ cups of white or brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon of salt, ¾ cup of melted unsalted 1 cup of chopped nuts, 1½ cup of dried cranberries or raisins.

Equipment

grating Zucchini

To make your zucchini bread, you'll need an oven, 2 loaf pans, a colander, 2 mixing bowl, a whisk, a wooden spoon, measuring spoons, measuring cup, and a chopstick or skewer. The loaf pans should be medium sized.

Batter

bread Batter

Before working on your batter, preheat the oven to 350F. Take your grated zucchini and drain the moisture out using a colander. Then, in your mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In another mixing bowl, whisk together all your wet ingredients: sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, grated zucchini and the melted butter. Slowly pour in your dry mixture into your wet mixture, slowly stirring. Once everything is mixed thoroughly, fold in your raisins, cranberries or nuts. The consistency should be sticky, not dry or watery.

Baking Bread

Baking Bread

Start by splitting your batter between the two loaf pans, try to make it as even as possible. You will need to bake the breads for around 55 minutes. To check if the center of each bread is cooked, stick the skewer or chop stick into the bread and see it it's sticky. If it's still sticky, leave it for another 5-10 minutes, but lower the heat.

When it's done backing, take them out of the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes. Make sure that there's something underneath each pan when they're cooling, you don't want to ruin your table.

Spread

bread spread

Try out these toppings: cinnamon sugar, icing, orange cream cheese, honey and so much more. Zucchini bread actually tastes great by itself, so you don't even have to add anything extra on top. It's not like normal bread.

Slice and Enjoy

Zucchini and bread

Once the bread has cooled, slice your bread into slices, but make sure not to make it too thin as it could fall apart. If you don't really like nuts, raisins or cranberries, a great option is to turn your normal zucchini bread into chocolate zucchini bread.

Zucchini bread is a great option for people that like their breads moist and fluffy. Not only can you use zucchinis to make bread, you can also make zucchini soup or even grilled zucchini. If you want to change your unhealthy white bread into a healthy option, try this zucchini bread recipe!

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