Monday, January 26, 2015
Mamma Mia's Amazing (Dairy-free) Zucchini Bread Recipe!
A couple people had asked me for the recipe for the zucchini bread I mentioned in my last post, so here it is! It is gloriously dairy-free, but it's not gluten-free. I wouldn't classify it as especially 'healthy" because it does contain white flour, sugar and oil. But if you are not opposed to any of those ingredients, I can tell you this recipe is delicious! It's not too sweet and it does contain a nice serving of vegetables.
This recipe is at least 30 years old, because my mom has been making it since I was a little kid. I scrawled down the recipe from her several years ago and I will warn you that it is just a list of ingredients. No directions included other than the oven temperature! That's how my mom cooks. You also don't need fancy equipment seeing as I don't own a stand mixer or even a hand mixer and they come out just fine (I just mix everything with a giant spoon!). Without further ado, I present...
My Mom's Amazing Zucchini Bread
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup vegetable oil (*I used 2/3 cup)
1 cup sugar (*I used 3/4 cup)
1/3 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts (*I used walnuts)
Bake at 350 in greased tins.
As you can see, I do make a few modifications of my own, namely just slightly reducing the amount of sugar and oil, and they still come out fine. I also didn't have any loaf pans around this time, so I made muffins instead! I loved them in muffin form because they were already pre-portioned and portable. This recipe yielded 2 dozen muffins. So I now have enough to last through this massive incoming snowstorm. I recall when I made loaves in the past, the recipe yielded 2 large loaves or 4 mini loaves of bread, just FYI.
If you can navigate your supermarket and successfully locate some zucchini, I hope you'll give these a try. They're wonderful!
For everyone on the East Coast - stay safe and warm in the coming snowstorm!
Do you like zucchini bread?
Do you have any favorite recipes from your mom?