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One of the absolute best things about this time of year is all the fresh produce. Is anyone else a huge fan of farmers markets? As I do not have a green thumb or any free time to garden even if I did, I am ever so thankful for the locals who bring their harvest to the town square every Saturday morning. I soak in the smells and sounds and tastes and pretty colors.
One of my favorite things to buy fresh from the farmers market is zucchini. This is such a versatile vegetable. I sauté it in olive oil with caramelized onions and eat it in a big bowl; serving after serving with no guilt!
Another fantastic way to use all the summer zucchini is to make homemade Classic Zucchini Bread. The sweet cinnamon aroma of this piping hot bread is a thing of beauty, second only to the delicious taste!
I like to munch a piece of this Classic Zucchini Bread with a cold glass of Tradewinds Slow Brewed Iced Tea. Click here to see where you can buy yourself a gallon or two of this delicious tea! You’ll find flavors like Raspberry Tea, Lemon Tea, the classic Sweet Tea, and more.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 1. Preheat oven to 325.
- 2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
- 3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, vegetable oil, sugar, and vanilla. Add the zucchini and flour mixture; mix well.
- 4. Pour the batter evenly into two greased 8x4 inch baking pans.
- 5. Bake at 325 for 1 hour.
- 6. Cool for 20 minutes, then slice and serve.
This recipe makes two loaves of zucchini bread, so wrap one up and deliver it to a friend along with a gallon of Tradewinds Slow Brewed Iced Tea! Now wouldn’t that be a sweet surprise? I love Tradewinds teas for its fresh taste and variety of flavors. It’s so easy to find in the grocery store drink isle whenever I need a gallon for home.