This week I’m featuring another guest post from a wonderful blogger, Katie from Celebrating With The Bug. I’m so excited to have Katie share her wonderful Old-Fashioned Zucchini Bread recipe with my readers. If you would like to guest post on The Savvy Dreamer don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via the Contact Form. We would be delighted to feature your post on our website.
I’m Katie (The Bug), and I am passionate about sharing my ideas and about celebrating holidays and every day in-between! I exclusively share things that my family and I do, make, enjoy, and celebrate; no fillers or fluff! My sincere hope is that following along with my blog is as much fun for you as living it is for me; I want you to be excited and inspired when you see it, and I want your life to be enriched by the experiences it shares!
In that spirit, I try to take it easy on myself (I’m a bit of a perfectionist), and I tend to put my own twist on everything I try. I encourage my friends to do the same; it doesn’t have to be perfect to create a wonderful memory, and making a sweet project you find online uniquely yours is a terrific feeling; that’s what I want for you! We are kind of quirky in my household and maybe a bit high energy! Our passion for hiking and biking in the Black Hills of South Dakota keeps us moving, along with my love of baking and creating! Come join the fun and learn more about me, the things I love, and how I got my name at http://www.celebratingwiththebug.com/about/!
Old-Fashioned Zucchini Bread
I love pretty much any Zucchini bread, but this is by far the best zucchini bread I have ever made! It has a very distinct and yummy flavor, and the only way I can describe it will probably make you think I’m older than I am (I did start baking at a very young age, I’ll have you know)!
Do you all remember those bags of Amish Friendship Bread starter mix that used to go around? The bread it produced was delectable – if you actually followed through with the seemingly endless steps but you really had to work for it! It was a real pain, and looking back, passing around those bags of what were legitimately bacteria breeding enclosures is kind of a scary notion! Okay, maybe not the best thought when talking about food, lol!
What I’m trying to say is: that bread was delicious, and the flavor of this bread reminds me of the uniquely sweet and light flavor that all the work of making it produced, but without all the work! This delicious zucchini bread is a quick and easy alternative that can bring back a hint of the amazing flavor of Amish Friendship Bread without the all baggage!
1 ½ cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 beaten egg
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup finely shredded zucchini
¼ teaspoon lime zest or lime juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8-inch loaf pan and set it aside. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture.
In another bowl, combine the egg, shredded zucchini, oil, and lime. Pour zucchini mixture into the well of the dry mixture and stir until just combined.
Pour into the greased loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before slicing (if you can stand to wait that long)! This recipe yields one 8 inch or regular size loaf.
I am sincerely grateful to Kasia for allowing me to share my musings and this delicious recipe with you, and thank you for taking the time to check it out! Enjoy!
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Thank you so much Katie for your awesome recipe. I can’t wait to try making it myself. It looks delish. I already love banana bread so this zucchini bread looks amazing. Check out Katie’s blog for more great recipes and make sure you connect with her on her social media here:
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