I have been fortunate enough to grow up with a local farm stand only 5 minutes away. They grow and sell local and seasonal produce from May to October. Produce that ranges from golden beets to local peaches to pumpkins and sweet corn. It’s a small everyday farmers market that doesn’t make me wait for a whole week to shop at a city farmer’s market! If you have a farm stand or an incredible farmers market, you’re really fortunate!
Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables (well I guess fruit). It’s super versatile! Savory or sweet, they are awesome. I use them in fritattas, pastas, salads, and more! So why not feature this versatile veggie in a quick bread!
I love almost anything with cinnamon, so I loaded it, top to bottom! What can I say, I’m cinnamon happy! Oh, and by the way, don’t skimp on the brown sugar topping. If you do, don’t bother making it, because it’s just that good!
Cinnamon Zucchini Bread with Brown Sugar Topping Recipe: (Makes 1 Loaf)
8 oz (1/2 Ibs) Shredded Zucchini
1 C. Sugar
5 oz. Canola Oil
1 Egg White
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1 1/4 C. plus 1 tbsp. All Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
Brown Sugar Topping:
4 tbsp. All Purpose Flour
4 tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Butter (Softened)
1/8 tsp. Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350.
1. Shred zucchini and squeeze excess water with a paper or kitchen towel. Try to remove as much water as possible. Set aside.
2. In a standmixer on low, mix the oil and sugar. Add one egg at a time and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients and add to the wet. Do not over mix.
3. Take the strained zucchini and toss in 1 tbsp. flour. Fold by hand, the zucchini into the batter.
4. In a greased loaf pan, pour in the batter. Meanwhile, make your crumble topping. Combine altogether, it will look like a paste. Place globs of the topping on the loaf. Place in the oven for 50-60 minutes. Place foil over the loaf after 30 to 40 minutes.
These recipe also makes 12 muffins. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
This quick bread is super easy to make and yummy. Thanks for reading! Buy local!