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Monday, August 6, 2012

Zucchini Bread Varieties



With an abundance of zucchini from the garden, I spent a couple
of days baking bread.  I love to pull a loaf out during the winter
to round out a meal or toast for breakfast.
And I had fun making new flavors, just adding what I had
on hand to my basic recipe.


I added a topping of chocolate chips and pecans to one.
Another got fresh pineapple, coconut and sliced almonds.
And some extra dark Hershey's cocoa made rich chocolate loaves.


I topped a plain loaf with extra lemony frosting.
And I think my favorite was the lemon zest and blueberry one
with a lemon glaze that soaked clear through.


The house smelled wonderful.
  I used up 20 cups of grated zucchini!


And we enjoyed sampling all the different kinds before
the were put in the freezer.  Yum!

Zucchini Bread

2 1/4 c sugar
1 c vegetable oil
3 eggs
3 t vanilla
1/2 t salt
1/4 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
3 t cinnamon
3 c flour
3 c shredded zucchini

Whisk eggs, oil and sugar.  Add the remaining ingredients and
stir with spatula until combined.
Bake in a greased tube pan or 2 large loaf pans.
Or one large and three small loaf pans.
Takes about 60 minutes.  Toothpick test.
30 minutes for small loaf pans.

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Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread

I omitted the cinnamon and added 2 T lemon juice,
the zest of one lemon and 2 c blueberries.
After baking and still hot in the pan, I poured over a mixture
of lemon juice and powdered sugar.  Make it thin to soak 
into the bread...not thick like a drizzle.

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I omitted the cinnamon and added 1/3 Hershey's Extra Dark Cocoa.

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 Zucchini Bread With Toffee Chip Streusel

I omitted the cinnamon and added 1/2 bag of Heath Toffee Bits
and 1 c chopped pecans.  Most went in the center of the batter like a
streusel with a little left for sprinkling on top.

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

I added 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips and 1 c chopped pecans
mixed with a little brown sugar.  Add in the batter with some sprinkled
on top, too.

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Pineapple Coconut Zucchini Bread

I omitted the cinnamon and added 1 c chopped fresh pineapple,
1 c coconut, 1/2 t coconut extract and 1 c sliced almonds.
Reserve a few almonds to sprinkle on top.

The next round of zucchini will be savory instead of sweet
because we love it that way, too!


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75 comments:

  1. I love zucchini en every thing and these zucchini bread look amazing!:)
    This year I would like plants zucchinis in my yard and tomatos :)

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    1. It was really fun to do...have a couple days of baking.

      Now I want to stuff it with something savory and bake it!

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    2. I love savory zucchinis and zucchini salad!

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  2. I would like try this with lemon frosting; look delicious! And I love lemon!

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    1. the lemon was good! ...and the blueberries!

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  3. Wow you weren't kidding about the zucchini cooking
    Can tell just from looking
    Bread I like
    Before the food took a hike
    As long as it's toasty
    But not too roasty
    All mushy never works for me
    And the chocolate has to be avoided at my sea
    At least for the most part
    Looks great though and hopefully will be able to eat once more at my cart

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    1. I should have called it Good Year Blimp Bread
      because those things were big enough to cause dread.
      lol.
      Or a zucchini boat
      to ride around your moat.
      They have so many uses
      even for those who are clueless.
      ha.

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    2. haha oh yeah the boat
      Could surely float
      And get down that river soon
      At high noon
      My look like a loon though
      But oh well away you'll go

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    3. yes, but a loon I've been known to be
      so that won't surprise anybody! haha.
      I'll just hoist up a sail, that's a fact
      and maybe drift up to Halifax.
      lol.

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  4. wow! 20 cups! they all look delicious and will come in so handy when it's chilly outside. Great idea!

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    1. I know! I'm glad to have that done. It always goes faster than I think it will! I really should do some more because I end up giving it away for this and that and it's gone by January! ha.

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    2. I shredded some and froze it in cup sized portions. Hopefully that works too :)

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    3. yes, you can do that...I did a little research online. :)

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  5. Oh, thank you for sharing your recipes! I think the lemon blueberry sounds divine.

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    1. It was my favorite..and so moist! But the pineapple coconut was a very close second. :)

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  6. Never thought of adding blueberries to zucchini bread before, but I have made a lemon version and it was delicious!

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    1. I hadn't either but had some that needed to be used up...I'm glad I tried it!

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  7. The lemony version sounds good to me. 20 cups is a lot of zucchini!

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    1. I've been on a lemon kick lately...yum! I know it's a lot....I like to pick them smaller! ha.

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  8. Yum! You're making me hungry!

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  9. such wonderful variations, this great, I sometimes find it boring but this really adds sparkle!!

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    1. It can be a little boring! I don't think I made one loaf that didn't get some kind of treatment. lol....

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  10. oh wow...we just had a zucchini spice bread for breakfast this morning...smiles...i can not take credit T made it....find out tomorrow on the school job...woohoo...smiles.

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    1. best of luck on the job and I shall be praying!

      of course you had zucchini bread today, my twin. ,..lol....

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  11. What wonderful varieties of zucchini bread, Betsy! My mouth is watering looking at them all. I know I'd really love the chocolate and the lemon blueberry loafs. We passed through Ohio on our way back home yesterday -- did you see me waving?

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    1. was that you waving??? lol....

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    2. Yes...lol! Thank goodness Ohio is one of the narrow states on route 80, unlike Nebraska, Iowa and Pennsylvania! Those states never seemed to end. I took more beautiful drive by barn photos --one had an outline of Ohio on one wall and the words "Bicentennial 1803 -2003! Glad I saw that one!

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    3. We have a barn like that near us on Interstate 70. Always fum to see it! Glad you had a nice trip, too!

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  12. Looks delicious...
    hope you had a nice break...for at least some of the time :o)
    welcome back..

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. what a nice thing to say...
      Come and visit..you missed a few posts...and you know how fascinating they are!!!

      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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  13. I think I shall try gluten-free zucchini muffins... with mini chocolate chips. Mmm, can't wait!

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    1. yum! Are you the gluten free one in your family or is that someone else?

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  14. It's me. I am playing the game.

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    1. Are you? Aw. I have a friend that is. Expensive and hard. :(

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  15. I have never had Zucchini Bread. But if it toasts, then I will love it, for wouldn't you agree that toast is the real food of the Gods.

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    1. I'd love to serve you a toasted slice, Alan.....and yes, I agree that toast is the real food of the Gods...I have heard that somewhere before. :)

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  16. I love courgette cake and bread!!! These look absolutely delicious!! Who knew this veg could be so versatile!! Yum!! Happy baking!! Take care
    x

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    1. hmm....now I'm going to have to look up 'courgette' :)

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  17. I'm drooling all over my keyboard! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes ... I've made zucchini bread in the past but I can't wait to try your variations!

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    1. Be sure and let me know what kind you make and if you like it! :)

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  18. Well, you've been a busy lady. Very inspirational.
    I really need to make that brown bread I keep thinking about. I'd be ashamed to admit how long it's been on the back burner waiting for me. Probably the yeast will expire before I get around to it.

    The last block of photos - right top - the slice on the cherry plate, rings of banana bread to me.
    Is it actually made with Zucchini?
    Which reminds me, LOL, I have some bananas set out to make some jumbo muffins. (makes a note to self)

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    1. Yes, it really is zucchini bread. If you look closely you can see the specks of green! Banana bread is yummy, too. Mmmmmm! Your house will smell wonderful today!

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  19. I want to try them ALL! The chocolate and lemon/blueberry are particularly sounding amazing!!!!

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    1. yep....if you have zucchini you should try a flavor! If you don't have zucchini, let me give you one! ha.

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  20. Great recipe ideas! I am definitely baking the bread with lemon and blueberries. Today! But first I am off to visit your new shop.

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    1. oooh...I know you'll love it. Do you have a lemon tree? Seems like everyone in CA does. In fact the lemons I buy come from CA. ha.

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    2. Yes, I do have a lemon tree...but more of a bush actually, and it's not very productive. I didn't get the bread made today, thought I had the best of intentions. Tomorrow. My favorite word.

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  21. Oh I love all the variations.....Wish I was your neighbor..I would take a few of those zucchini off your hands...I told Don...we need to clean out a strip of side yard we have that is just full of this and that and junk, and I should plant a small garden...maybe in Spring we'll do that.

    So far my best variation is the mango banana bread...it really turned out good. I'm sure going to try several of yours now.

    Took a look at your Esty Shop...really nice ~ I'm looking at those necklaces....yep!!

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    1. banana mango sounds so good...I will have to try that next time I have mushy bananas! :)

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  22. When I got to the bottom of the post to comment..there you were blowing me a kiss from the sidebar. Thanks! I needed that today as our little Jack didn't make it at the Shelter.

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    1. Oh, I'm SO sorry. :( I'm sure it was the stress of missing his 'mom'. Oh dear.

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  23. Not only do they look great but your creative post is wonderful (recipes and all!)

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    1. thanks, dear chris...the photographs were really fun to do!

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  24. The lemon and pineapple ones grab my attention.....

    Off to shop......

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    1. wish you lived close...I'd bring you a loaf! :)

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  25. Hi Betsy,

    All of them look so delicious that I would have a hard time deciding. I once looked up to see what a courgette is and it is just what they call zucchini in some other countries. I think it is in England and Austrailia for sure. I am not sure about Canada because my hubby and his family always call it zucchini and so I figure they do speak more like us, eh.
    But one way his Mom taught me to make the zucchini was to just shred it up and then sauté it in some butter until just softened (otherwise it becomes a soggy mess), add a sprinkle of salt and serve it as a side veggie dish. I like it with rice as the starch. It is pretty good and healthy.

    God bless.

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    1. thanks, Mrs. U....especially for telling me what a courgette was! :)

      I love zucchini served savory, too...just like you said. It makes a great side dish and is healthier than all the breads I just made! lol....

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  26. Went to shop, my question is that if I buy some things can I hold off on the shipping because I think there will be more I will buy as you increase your items and I can just have them shipped together. Would that be too difficult?

    God bless.

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    1. If the time span is reasonable, I don't mind. But I don't know if Etsy requires you to pay within a certain time period. If smaller items can be added to a package and not increase the weight, I won't charge more shipping costs.

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  27. Oh I can pay up front, that is not it, I just thought I could save you on shipping costs. I guess I am not sure how etsy works. I thought you had the items at your house. Can't wait to see what else you add.. Love all your treasures that you make or find.

    God bless.

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    1. I do have them at my house. :) You won't save me shipping, because you are the one that pays for that. But combining items to ship at once will save you money. Either way is fine with me. I don't make a profit on the shipping.

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  28. LOL, I should call that a "duh" moment for me. But it is good for me to know, I just try to save everyone as much as possible with our economy being so slow. Thank you so much for your patience in answering my questions, it is really sweet of you. And I am so looking forward to your new additions there. You find the most awesome things.

    God bless..

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  29. Okay, I snoozed and I loosed, I went back to add the two items to my cart and to pay for them and they are gone.

    I just want to let all of you know that if you see something that you want that you had better snap it up ASAP because when you go back again, it will be gone, gone, gone. ..…

    God bless.

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    1. the two bracelets? Aw...yes, someone just bought them! Too bad!

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  30. The pineapple, coconut sounds yummy!
    Congrats on your Etsy shop...looks great : )

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    1. It was so delicious and super moist...good enough for dessert! yum.

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  31. zucchini bread!! Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing this X

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  32. oh what yummy baking, thanks for the recipes!

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  33. Betsy .....
    Thanks for the yummy photos and recipes.I may have to try some.
    Looked at your etsy shop.Nice....very nice! 8~)
    Take care....Nancy

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  34. My mouth is watering!!! I'm looking forward to how you make the savory varieties.

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