Friday, September 11, 2009

Mrs. Sparks' Zucchini Bread Recipe

So I love zucchini bread. well, let's face it. I love all quick breads--pumpkin, banana, apple, you name it, I'll take a couple of slices and slather them with either butter or cream cheese, pair it with a great cuppa coffee and I am in heaven.

I made some last week and it was great, but . . . err, I guess the recipe was really for two loaves and I stuffed it into one. So the resulting explosion was good, but UGLY. (Let's just say it was the second time in a week that I set off the smoke detectors.)

I told my husband about it and he told me about a friend of his at work that brought in his wife's zucchini bread. And Chris went on and on and ON about it. Okay, I said, get me the recipe. So here you go, this is Mrs. Sparks' Zucchini Bread. And oh, it is DIVINE.

3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 1/2 cups sugar (I know, I thought this was a lot, but it gives the bread a sweet and crunch crust)
2 cup grated zucchini
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
3 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Oil the pan and place wax paper on bottom only. (I just buttered the pans).
Bake at 350 for 45 min to 1 hr. (This made two loaves and it took 80 minutes).

Thanks Mrs. Sparks!


Chris said...

oh my god, that is alot of butter!

Allison said...

Shut it. I DID say slathered. Butter is it's own food group, isn't it?

Busy Bee Suz said...

This looks delicious. I am sure your home smelled wonderful for this batch as well as 'quiet' those smoke detectors!

Jayne said...

Oh my Allison... that looks DIVINE! I am a bread girl too, and would love nothing more than to sit and have a slice and a cuppa with you!

Michelle said...

Oh Allison!! This looks absolutley yummy. I have not made zucchini bread in so long. You're inspiring me. Can I add a little chocolate to it? ;)

Just getting around to visiting everyone. I'm so glad you're back into the swing of blogging. :)

Lots of hugs!

Michelle and the kitties :)

Regina Heater said...

And I just got two insanely huge zucchini at the farmer's market so i could make some z bread. sweet.

Just Heather said...

Thanks! I love from-scratch quick bread recipes because it is super simple to convert them into gluten free. I just sub in my favorite baking mix for the flour. I'll have to try this one soon.