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Friday, August 11, 2017

K.C.'s Zucchini Bread #FarmersMarketRecipes

This zucchini bread has the perfect balance of sweet and spice and a great crumb. It is easy to make and a great way to use up the summer harvest. Freeze some zucchini to bake bread this winter!


     If you are a regular around here, you'll recognize the name K.C. He's my middle bother.  I'm the oldest of 6 kids, 3 boys and 3 girls. He is my basically across the street neighbor.

    He is the winner of the poultry grill-off, the chili cook-off and the maker of the chocolate peanut butter pie with bacon lattice at the pie-off.  So he knows his way around the kitchen, the grill and the smoker.


    As if that wasn't enough he also has a large garden at my parents' property.  Each spring he picks out varieties of peppers and tomatoes to start from seed in his basement.  This year he got a huge bag of seed potatoes and onion sets as well. He was also the grower of the squash I've been using all week for the zapple crisp, stir fry and sheet pan dinner.  But he didn't give it all to me. He gave some to the pigs and chickens, who also love it, and of course he used some himself!


     As you may have caught on by now, he doesn't just kind of do something. He goes all the way! So he couldn't just bake any zucchini bread, it had to be the best zucchini bread and he needed us to taste to confirm that.

    It's rough having to taste all of these goodies! So here is one of his loaves of bread in all of its glory! It really was delicious. This recipe creates a really nice crumb and a great balance of sweet and spice.


     I was debating whether it was necessary to post a second zucchini bread recipe since I already have zucchini loaves from Seattle, but if your freezers are full of shredded zucchini for bread baking this winter you may appreciate some variety. I know I do!

     I hope you have enjoyed all of these farmers market inspired recipes this week.  I know I have gotten a lot of inspiration and must tries! What are you planning to make first?


Yield: 2 8 inch loaves

K.C.'s Zucchini Bread

This zucchini bread has the perfect balance of sweet and spice and a great crumb. It is easy to make and a great way to use up the summer harvest. Freeze some zucchini to bake bread this winter!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 50 MINStotal time: 60 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and grease two 8x4" loaf pans.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture until just combined.
  5. Fold in zucchini until uniformly mixed and then spoon into prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes and then turn out and cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. This bread freezes beautifully if you want to eat one now and save one for later.
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19 comments:

  1. We were lucky enough to receive a loaf too. This recipe is a keeper. I love how moist it stayed too!

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    1. It did keep well, didn't it. I froze some thinking I'd have some self control, but it is gone already!

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  2. Happy Friday indeed with my favorite kind of bread! Just made some zucchini bars I'm sharing next week but with more zucchini, I'm making this bread!!! Happy weekend gorgeous!!

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    1. I can't wait to see your bars! Have a lovely weekend, Andrea. Soak up that time with your boys!

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  3. I don't think I have ever told you this before, but I love how you share so many family recipe. This zucchini bread from your brother looks like a keeper!

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    1. Thanks, Val! It is fun to share favorites from people we know and love. It makes them that much more special... and it is handy to be able to search for them in the search bar rather than in an overcrowded recipe box! ;-)

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  4. I'd love to have your brother for a neighbor! I'd be inviting myself over to his house all the time...for lunch, for dinner, for snacks. LOL! This zucchini bread looks delicious and really moist too!

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    1. He is pretty handy to have around! Plus between the two of us we have about every kitchen gadget we could need. It's nice to be able to mosey across the street if you need to borrow something. Not to mention it's pretty handy for him to drop off extra produce! ;-)

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  5. Greetings from Colorado! I'm bored at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break.
    I enjoy the info you provide here and can't wait to take a look
    when I get home. I'm amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my mobile ..
    I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, good blog!

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  6. Perfect texture. Hands down, one of my favorite summer treats. I have to give his recipe a try!

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    1. You definitely should, it is a good one!

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  7. I really need to try this!! That loaf looks just perfect! And, there is zucchini hidden in it :D. Your brother has amazing ideas Carlee :)

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    1. He is full of great recipes! Thanks, Deepika!

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  8. There's a reason I never plant zucchini but I can see now how wrong I've been!! I might have to get some - I think I have to make this! Congrats to your bro!!

    Mollie

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    1. You definitely need some! Or you need to move in by my brother ;-)

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  9. We have never made Zucchini bread but I am thinking we should try! I remember the bacon lattice pie! #merrymonday

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    1. You have never made zucchini bread?!?!?! How is that possible, Shirley? You definitely should!

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  10. I still have Zucchini coming out of the garden, this is a great recipe to make! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Ours have petered out, but we are still getting lots of tomatoes and peppers!

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