Banana Zucchini Bread
Growing up we had two kinds of quick bread in our house: zucchini bread and banana bread. My mom’s been baking up batches for years and even now makes several loaves every few weeks. She doesn’t keep them all to herself and instead gives them away to neighbors and friends. In all these years I’ve never seen her use a recipe and it wasn’t until recently that I finally asked her about the recipe.
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- I like to use two bowls for this recipe: a medium-sized bowl for the dry ingredients and a larger one for the wet ones. I start by whisking all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. In the other bowl, I combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, an egg, and a small amount of vegetable oil.
- I use a medium-sized banana that’s plenty ripe. Because I don’t like to use a lot of oil (the original recipe calls for quite a bit) I added the banana because it imparts moisture and flavor without all the extra oil. Add the mashed banana to the wet ingredients.
- I add one cup of shredded zucchini. I’ve seen recipes that suggest wringing the moisture out of the zucchini before adding it to the batter, but I don’t think it’s necessary. I just grate it and add it to the wet ingredients.
- I like to add the dry ingredients to the wet ones slowly. I stir just until the flour mixture is incorporated before adding a little more. This ensures that the bread bakes up soft. Over mixing the batter results in tough bread.
- This recipe makes one standard-size loaf. I use a glass pyrex loaf pan and the bread usually takes around 35 to 40 minutes to bake at 350°F. If you use a different kind of loaf pan the baking time may vary.
Happy Baking ❤
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This recipe is inspired by a zucchini quick bread passed down from my grandmother. My version includes banana which adds flavor and moisture without having to use a lot of oil.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 medium banana, mashed
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a standard-sized glass loaf pan with cooking spray.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the flour with the baking soda. In a large bowl, combine both sugars with the egg until well combined. Add the oil, banana, and zucchini and stir until well combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones in batches stirring until just combined. Transfer the batter to the loaf pan.
- Bake the bread for 35-40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool the bread in the pan before removing and slicing.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 114
- Sugar: 9.9g
- Fat: 2.5g
- Carbohydrates: 21.1g
- Fiber: 0.7g
- Protein: 2g
Keywords: zucchini banana bread