What to do with a giant zucchini

This is the time of the year when zucchini appear in the garden overnight and grow to mammoth sizes when  you aren’t looking. Well, in most gardens at least. Ours had a late start and while we’re getting zucchini, it hasn’t been in excessive amounts. But there have been a few that have slipped past me unnoticed and grown to incredible sizes. 

What do you do with such beasts of a squash?

Well, around here, we turn them into delicious zucchini bread!

IMG_1531The shredded zucchini makes for an incredibly moist bread and the cinnamon and raisins add a great flavor. Perfect for snacks, breakfast, dessert…basically anything! 

Now doesn’t that make you wish you had an army of zucchini in your garden, waiting to be turned into yummy bread?!

Zucchini Bread

3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar (I cut down to 1-1/2 cups and it was still sweet enough)
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups grated zucchini

Blend eggs, oil and sugar first. Combine dry ingredients. Add zucchini, alternating with dry ingredients, to the eggs, oil and sugar mixture. 

Bake in greased bread pans for one hour at 350 degrees.

Note: 1 cup raisins may be added if desired. Leave skin on zucchini when grating. For ease, I throw my zucchini in the food processor and pulse it until roughly chopped. 



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2 Responses to What to do with a giant zucchini

  1. Nicole says:

    I am SO excited right now!!!!! I have been craving zucchini bread, but I keep forgetting to ask my mom for her recipe. Ha, ha. 🙂 I think I might have to turn my giant zucchini into a bread this afternoon. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Krista D. says:

      Oh, I’ll have to share another recipe I discovered a couple weeks ago. It’s even BETTER than this recipe. It’s chocolate chip zucchini bread with an oatmeal crumb topping. So delicious!

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