Zucchini Breakfast Bread

This week, I had the opportunity to visit a produce auction in a neighboring community.  It’s a bit early in the season for an abundance of produce so the aisles were stocked with plants and flowering baskets of every variety.  Farmers also displayed an array of asparagus, rhubarb stalks, and freshly baked pastries.  I so enjoyed listening to the auctioneer as he rattled on at record speed, while the prices climbed to reasonable levels.

Looking over the tables of freshly baked breads, I was inspired to bake a few loaves of my own.  I had a few zucchini in the produce drawer that were close to expiration so I popped them into the food processor.  The grated zucchini certainly lends moisture and flavor to this scrumptious recipe.  

Zucchini Breakfast Bread

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups oat bran

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 eggs, beaten 

1 cup vegetable oil

2 1/4 cups white sugar

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups grated zucchini

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup steel cut oatmeal mix (optional for topping)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray with cooking spray, two 8×4″ loaf pans. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl. In a separate bowl,  whisk eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Stir in zucchini.  Add dry ingredients to the zucchini mixture, and mix well. Stir in nuts just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.  Sprinkle with topping, if desired.  Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove loaves from pan, and cool completely before slicing.
Basketmaking…  I also had the pleasure of attending my first basket weaving class earlier this week.  I have shared  a few pictures at the end of this post.  I will spare you the details as I am not skilled enough yet to include a detailed tutorial.  I simply followed the instructors lead and made this adorable herb basket.


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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, to all of you wonderful moms out there!

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31 thoughts on “Zucchini Breakfast Bread

    • I was given the materials through the class that I took. Although, my instructor said that you can purchase basket kits on-line. She also said to make sure to buy quality supplies. I am going to purchase my materials through her as she buys supplies in bulk for her classes. Good luck!

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      • Thanks for the info. Wonder if it would be more expensive to buy the materials then the basket? I will check out online. Thanks again. Looking forward to seeing more of your basket weaving 🙂

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  1. I would love a slice of that bread!! Looks do tasty!! And what a fun basket! That would be a fun project to do with my daughter! Thanks for this beautiful post! Happy mothers day!

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    • I just followed along with the instructor for this one but I can’t wait to be a bit more accomplished to make a few more baskets in the future. Thanks for your comment!

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    • Thanks so much… I really love this particular recipe. I often shred zucchini and package it in ziplock freezer bags so that I always have some in hand to bake this loaf. Delicious!
      Thanks for your comment and have a great day! 😊

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    • I was in Kentucky this past week and I visited a basket making shop. It’s an online shop that has a small retail business. I bought more supplies to make a beautiful garden basket. I will post pictures and a tutorial as I will be making the basket soon.
      Thanks for stopping by!!!😊

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    • Well, thank you! This was my first attempt at making a basket. I have purchased some more materials and I’m hoping to make another basket soon. Thanks for your valued comment… Have a great day!😊

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