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My Only Zucchini Bread Recipe, And My 'First' Taste of Charleston

My only zucchini bread recipe from then until now was also my very 'first' taste of Charleston, South Carolina.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bake, dessert, easy recipe, quick bread, southern baking, southern dessert, zucchini
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 746kcal
Cost: $0.67 per serving

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  • 2 9 x 5 x 3 inch baking pans
  • electric hand mixer


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    Ingredients for My Only Zucchini Bread Recipe, And My 'First' Taste of Charleston

    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 cups brown sugar packed, light or dark
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 2 cups zucchini coarsely grated
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla I am using Heilala
    • 3 cups flour
    • 1 cup walnuts or blanched almonds, coarsely chopped
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon allspice
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder


    The Method

    • Beat eggs until creamy and thick. Gradually beat in sugar. Stir in oil, then zucchini and vanilla.
    • Stir together flour, walnuts (or blanched almonds), cinnamon, allspice, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add to egg mixture, mixing ONLY until all ingredients are moistened.  
    • Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 x 5 x 3 inch baking pans for cake. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour, 10 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack. Delicious with cream cheese frosting, but I best enjoy warm with butter.


    I specify coarsely chopped walnuts in this method because I prefer them over all other nuts. If you enjoy a sweeter bread, pecans would work beautifully. For a less sweet bread, and for certain dietary restrictions, chopped blanched almonds may be substituted in lieu of the walnuts.


    Serving: 1serving | Calories: 746kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 169IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 4mg

    Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.