We have had lots of fresh zucchini from our garden…so that normally means two things: zucchini bread and chocolate zucchini cake. My husband gets all of the credit for our garden. I would like to say it is because I was pregnant that I didn’t help with it, but the truth is, Matt normally is the one who takes care of the garden. He is great at it and enjoys it, so I let him.
Back to zucchini bread. It is very important when making zucchini bread to actually use zucchini, not cucumber. I’m not kidding. I may have accidentally mixed the two up when I was younger (ok, I was probably 20) while making this recipe…and for this I get a really big idiot award. What makes this even worse was I didn’t know I had used a cucumber until my mom was wondering where the cucumber was. Wow.
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)