Now I know this closely mimics the cover photo for this challenge, but I still couldn’t help myself. This was the breakfast I treated myself to one morning on vacation in Germany. The woman gave me the strangest look when I asked for a giant slice of cake at 7am in the morning! But, I will admit, it was a very good morning for me. Somehow my toast with butter on this Saturday morning just doesn’t live up to that picture.
I wish everyone out there a great morning:)
Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal of the day (although, I really hate to play favorites… Really, whatever meal is closest is my favorite). If it was not already obvious, I love to eat. After a rough week so far, I woke up this morning with the itch to bake. With fresh zucchini straight from the garden, I whipped up to loaves of zucchini bread like a pro all before 6am. The rest of the family was still fast asleep.
After losing my one good zucchini bread recipe, I finally found one I am going to stick with. This came out deliciously; moist with great flavor. If you’re in need of a pick-me-up one morning, definitely give this recipe a go!
- 3 ¼ cups of flour
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 ½ cups shredded zucchini, squeezed dry
Directions (1 hr and 45 min):
- Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- Mix the all-purpose flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, white sugar, and light brown sugar together in a large bowl. Fold the vanilla extract, eggs, vegetable oil, lemon juice, and zucchini into the flour mixture one ingredient at a time with a rubber spatula; divide the mixture between 2 loaf pans.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 65 to 75 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
Tomorrow I should have my pencil sketch I have been working on finished. It is taking me a lot longer than I expected, but it is looking good. Until then!