Guest Chef Mintu’s Zucchini Bread

This week we’ve got something special for you. Guest chef Mintu Shah passed on this great recipe for zucchini bread.

Zucchini Bread
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 60 minutes
Level: easy
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups flour, sifted (I used 2 cups wheat bread flour and 1 cup all purpose)
  • 2 cups zucchini ( shredded or tossed lightly through blender..chopped VERY small. I shredded mine)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt (I used a cup of Trader Joes Vanilla Greek yogurt)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon 
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease ONLY the bottoms of two loaf pans.
  2. Measure yogurt into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  3. Add sugar and blend until creamy and slightly thick approx 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add oil and blend through.
  5. Add zucchini and vanilla and stir until mixed through. (I added chocolate chips to my batch at this step- about 1/2 bag)
  6. Sift flour in a medium bowl and add cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder & soda, and salt to it.
  7. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients a little at a time.
  8. Mix slowly with whisk.
  9. Fold ingredients into each other just until nicely combined.
  10. Pour’batter’ into loaf pans, and put into oven.
  11. Bake for 1 hour (60 minutes) and check to see if it is done (knife poked through center should come clean when done).
  12. If it is not done, continue to bake for additional time. 
  13. It could take between an hour and an hour and a half to bake completely. (Mine took about this long to bake)
  14. ENJOY

If you want to make this recipe vegan, substitute apple sauce for the yogurt.