Zucchini Banana Bread

Tonight the chef cooked some frozen tortellini, and topped it with a jar of puttanesca sauce. He also made a tossed salad, using some of the lovely cherry tomatoes from our garden. Good dinner, thanks chef!

After dinner I made this zucchini banana bread, to use up a couple of the zucchinis that we picked today. I’m sure they’ll be magically replaced by the garden elves overnight, and we’ll have more to pick tomorrow.

Instead of two loaves, I made one loaf and 12 muffins. Both were delicious, and pretty too, with little bright green flecks, as you can see in the photo below.

Zucchini Banana Bread

  • 2 c. grated zucchini
  • 1 c. mashed bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 c. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. sugar
  • ½ c. vegetable oil
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1½ c. raisins, optional (I’ve also used blueberries — very good)
  1. Shred zucchini and set aside. (I try to press out all the liquid)
  2. Mash bananas and set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, salt, sugar and oil.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice
  5. Stir into egg mixture.
  6. Add vanilla and raisins.
  7. Add zucchini and bananas and continue to mix until blended.
  8. Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
  9. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45-55 minutes.
  10. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan to completely cool on wire rack.

Instead of 2 loaves, you could make 1 loaf and 12 muffins. Cook the muffins for 20-22 minutes.

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2 Responses to Zucchini Banana Bread

  1. jonpeltier says:

    On a zucchini kick lately, eh? The secret ingredient in an Iron Chef competition last week was zucchini. The best part was during the judging; in five minutes, we must have heard the word “zucchini” about two hundred times.

    We’ve made zucchini bread and banana bread, but we’ve never considered this hybrid.

  2. saugablog says:

    Geez, I love that show, so how did I miss that episode? But don’t worry, the tomatoes will be ready soon, and I’ll be looking for recipes that use them. And tomorrow will be chicken, I promise!

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