Delicious Moist Zucchini Bread

It's snowing...past 10 a.m. DS did not move at all. He didn't want to wake even with Ben here...can you blame him! Eventually, DS did manage to rise. Pancakes were made and they both gobbled them up in no time. Prue came and picked up Ben around 2 pm.

I don't remember what time Bruce brought the girls home...I love being home, with or without kids, reading up on various art inspirational articles, books, blogs...letting my creativity fuel ignite.

On a side note, I'm committed to cooking something new at least once a week...enticing the kids to taste test would be another story.

By request, I have decided to post my delicious zucchini bread recipe. It's very very easy to make and would not last a day if you have a big family. Only dh and I are eating it. I keep it in the refrigerator and it stays moisted for days.
This is one baking that makes your whole house smell warm and inviting. I fed it to an 8-month old boy recently and he demanded more. Let me know how yours turns out if you decide to give it a try.

Ingredients
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 cups flour
3 tablespoons vanilla
1 cup oil (I used extra virgin olive oil)
2 cups zucchini grated (about 4 small zucchinis)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup coarsely chopped walnut, pecan, or mixed nuts
3 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Throw all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Pour into two greased loaf pans or one bundt cake mold
Bake for one hour.

This recipe is very forgiving. Once, I was busy with another task while the bread was in the oven baking for 1.5 hours. The top was slightly crusty but the inside was still very moist.

5 encouragements:

Makita said...

Oh My, Sarah! You have been a busy, blogging woman! So many posts of late. Good thing - I've missed reading them since you were away. :)

Funny you mention you gave Brigitte a little nudge to homeschool - I met a family over New Years that has also considered homeschooling... I was nudging her as well. They live in Portland, though. Who wouldn't want to homeschool?

Another funny thing though, we attended a holiday open house on Sunday and 2 moms there were saying, "Oh, I can't wait for school to start on Monday. The kids are just driving me up a wall. With the weather, we just haven't been able to do anything...." I couldn't relate. I just stood there with an odd grin on my face. I love that homeschooling provides me so much quality time with my children. Sure, I need a break once in a while - that's important - but I love teaching them and learning with them. I know I've made the right decision. And, having wonderful role models like you in our life make it so much easier and more enjoyable. You've enriched our lives. Thank you! :)

Sierra Mama said...

I'm making this today! We'll let you know how we like it.

Radical Unschoolers Live in FREEDOM said...

I don't like nudging normally...but Brigitte was so ready for the new journey! I'm so glad your kiddos made it to Kids Club yesterday...hopefully, it wasn't too uncomfortable for you to have your kids let loose more than you're accustomed to. I respect every parent's rules/boundries for their children. Hopefully, my LOOSENESS didn't disrupt too much of yours. I'm flattered that your kiddos were RIGHT AT HOME. If it would ease your mind, I'll put away the sweets for next visit. PLEASE come back. Blessings, Sarah

Radical Unschoolers Live in FREEDOM said...

Thanks for visiting, Sierra Mama. We don't like our desserts too sweet so two cup of sugar is just right for us. If you like it sweeter, 2 and 1/2 cups would be best. Hope you enjoy the bread.

Blessings,
Sarah

Sierra Mama said...

okay, I made it and we LOVED it. My son said.. "I didn't know that you could make zucchini bread that was this good".. LOL

I consider myself a pretty good cook but I guess my previous zucchini bread attempts were lacking ;)

Erica

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