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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Church Cookbook Zucchini Bread

Our favorite zucchini bread!
The one I grew up eating from my church's cookbook. Tender, slightly sweet and delicious.

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We recently spent the weekend at my parent's house and my Mom had made zucchini bread. It was the exact zucchini bread I grew up eating.  And loving!

I remember coming home to it in the Summer {when zucchini is on overload}, grabbing the tub of butter, cutting a slice and digging in. It has always been one of my favorite afternoon snacks.

I know first hand how much you all love my famous banana bread, so I figured it was high time I shared this old school zucchini bread recipe. When I asked my Mom for the recipe at breakfast she reminded me I already had it.

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When my grandma passed away this past February, then later when we cleaned out her apartment, I can home with a box of her things, one being my hometown church's cookbook where this recipe was located.

My Mom had given it to her for Christmas back in 1976 when it was put together. I had forgotten it was in that box of things and I'm happy she reminded me.

After leafing through it I found dog-earred pages and notes and paperclips and most beloved of all my Grandma's handwriting.

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That weekend my Mom flipped to this recipe {promptly pointing out there there were TWO and not to use "that one", only "this one"}. I made a mental note, tucked it away and well here I am two weeks later featuring it.

I just couldn't hold out on you any longer!

Zucchini is running rampant right now here in the Midwest, it literally grows like a weed.  Have you seen some of my zucchini recipes over the years?  A few favorites are my Zucchini Bread Pancakes, the new one just a few weeks back my Scalloped Parmesan Zucchini Bake, my Lemon Zucchini Cake with Lemon Buttercream and these mouthwatering Zucchini Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting.

I mean, I could make zucchini "whatevers" for the rest of my life.

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I baked up these loaves yesterday and it only took about 30 minutes for all the family members to come out of the woodwork into the kitchen to see what they were smelling.

Within the hour 3/4 of a loaf was gone.

Plus a half stick of butter.

We ate well.

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Alright, go grab some zucchini, shred it up and make this bread!

Keep a loaf, give a loaf away.  Or keep both for yourself. I completely understand how HARD it is to part with this stuff.

P.S. - - > It's my birthday today, so give me a shout if you make it!

Church Cookbook Zucchini Bread

Church Cookbook Zucchini Bread
Yield: 2 loaves
Author: Ally
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 1 hourTotal time: 1 H & 10 M
Quite possibly the best zucchini bread out there...straight from my hometown's church cookbook! Slightly sweet, soft, tender and loaded with zucchini.


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 T vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini, drained
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 3 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Coat two loaf pans with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla.  Fold in the drained, grated zucchini to incorporate.
  3. Sift together all the dry ingredients and add to the wet and mix well.
  4. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pans and bake for 1 hour.
  5. Let the loaves cool for 10 minutes, then remove them for their pans to a cooling rack.  Keep covered and in the fridge or in an airtight container to stay fresh.
  6. Delicious sliced and with butter!


Feel free to add chocolate chips, nuts or raisins to the batter.



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