It’s one thing to come get a box of zucchini fresh from our farm, but it’s quite another to know what to do with your vegetables once you get them home. Zucchini is a summer staple, but it isn’t a vegetable that can be eaten straight out of the field. There are tons of ways to cook your U-Pick zucchini, though, and we thought we’d share a few of our favorites with you for inspiration.
First up, we’re going to share a recipe for a good old-fashioned zucchini bread. Whether you’re looking for a delicious breakfast or a snack to enjoy with your coffee, zucchini bread is great to have on-hand.
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
Optional: 1 cup chocolate chips and/or 1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 325. Grease two loaf pans (8×4) and set aside. Grate 2 cups of zucchini, either by hand or in a food processor, and set aside. Don’t peel the zucchini first.
Mix flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl. In a separate medium bowl, mix together eggs, vegetable oil, sugar, and vanilla. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix well. Add zucchini and nuts/chocolate chips (if applicable) and continue mixing until well-combined.
Pour into pans and bake for 45-60 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan.
(Adapted from AllRecipes)
What’s your favorite way to prepare zucchini? We’ll be posting recipes throughout the season, and we just might share yours!