Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fresh Strawberry and Zucchini Quick Bread Recipe



One of my favorite things about summertime fruits and veggies, is making new and interesting recipes based on the ingredients you have on hand. You just never know what will be in your kitchen depending on sales, fresh finds at farmer's markets, or what came out of your garden that day. This recipe is one of those creations. I got a really great deal on strawberries and needed to get them used up, as well as having an abundance of zucchini, so what better than to make a quick bread! This one turned out so stinking good. Top each slice off with a little bit of butter for the perfect snack, dessert or breakfast! Enjoy!!


Fresh Strawberry and Zucchini Quick Bread (print recipe)

What you need:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1 cup fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped
1 cup packed grated zucchini

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until well combined. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time to the butter mixture, beating well between each egg. Add vanilla and beat until mixed.

Add 1/3 of the flour mixture, beat, then add 1/2 of the yogurt, repeating until flour and yogurt are just combined.

Fold in strawberries and zucchini. Pour batter into loaf pan, smoothing top with a spatula. 

Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Set pan on a wire rack to cool, then run a knife along the edge and remove from pan. 

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Recipe Source: Examiner (slightly adapted)


22 comments:

  1. Love the idea of putting strawberries in zucchini bread!

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  2. I don't know why, but I would never think to combine strawberries and zucchini. I bet this tastes great!

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  3. Yum! We love anything with strawberries! Great idea!

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  4. Sheena,
    This bread looks delish! I've never cooked with fresh strawberries in a quick bread before and I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  5. Sounds very interesting! I'm trying to picture what strawberries and zucchini would taste like. lol I bet it's good. Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday party! Don't forget to come back on Sunday to vote.

    Robyn from Robyn's View

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    1. It's great! You don't really taste the zucchini at all! I will be voting! :)

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  6. Your recipe looks very similar to mine and it's incredibly delicious. Adding strawberries can only make it better! Great idea! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  7. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. This looks GREAT and I cannot wait to make this! Thank you so much for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 47! <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/08/thursdays-treasures-week-47.html

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  9. This sounds great!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  10. What a fun combo! Love finding new bread recipes!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow night!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  11. This would be a great after school snack! Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week! I can't wait to see what you share tomorrow! :)

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