Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Grandma's Best Zucchini Bread

Peter's Grandma Jo holds an extra special place in my heart. Our family had the privilege to live with and care for Grandma for the final 3 years of her life. I'll never forget caring for Grandma on that final day of her life and sitting next to her as she took her last breaths. I still miss her terribly and not a day goes by that I don't think of her and smile.

Grandma and Grandpa were known for their gardening skills. Grandpa could grow tomatoes better than anyone I know and Grandma was known for her delicious zucchini bread. She made a TON if it! Here is Grandma's famous zucchini bread recipe that she had written in the back of her worn and delicate 1943 edition Joy of Cooking cookbook.


2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup nuts (optional)


Preheat oven ot 325 degrees.
Blend together the wet ingredients (first 5).
Gently stir in the dry ingredients and place in a greased loaf pan.
Bake 40-50 minutes or until done.

Happy Baking!