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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Browned Butter Zucchini Bread.

Don't let the zucchini get away without putting a few loaves of this delicious Browned Butter Zucchini Bread in the freezer! Delicious as written, included are three flavor variations...


With summer ending and school beginning, the one constant is the zucchini coming off the squash vines in the garden! Fortunately, zucchini recipes are everywhere making it easy to use the zucchini in your own kitchen whether it is from your garden or the marketplace. Browned Butter Zucchini Bread is one such recipe. A little bit salty from the browned butter and moist from the zucchini, this simple bread recipe calls out to be customized as desired. 

Browned Butter Zucchini Bread is what I call a wooden spoon recipe. Because it needs no fancy equipment, a mixing bowl, a wooden spoon to mix, and a box grater to turn that whole squash into shreds to stir into the quick bread batter.  And like most of the recipes, I share here, no hard-to-find ingredients either!  But don't let the simplicity of this recipe fool you. This is the perfect loaf of bread to embellish as desired to match your pantry ingredients or tastebuds. 



Using my favorite pantry mix Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour, this quick bread recipe only has five ingredients, as written.  Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour, eggs, sugar, eggs, and butter. Making it one quick, quick bread! It is best to brown the butter first, and as it cools, assemble the other ingredients and grate the zucchini. Once you stir it all together, just pop it into the oven and let it bake. While we usually cut and enjoy it the day it is baked, like all quick bread loaves, it is better the next day after a brief rest...

Because zucchini bread freezes so well, consider making up a loaf or two for the freezer! And as with all recipes, this one is easily adaptable to add-ins to change up the flavor. Why not consider these flavor suggestions to change up this basic recipe and get a loaf or two into the freezer before the zucchini are done for the year? How about: 



Browned Butter Zucchini Bread with Brandied Cherries and Pecans
1/4 c dried cherries
2 T brandy
1/2 c chopped pecans

Cut the cherries into quarters, combine with the brandy and set aside. Add the cherries and pecans along with the shredded zucchini and proceed with the basic recipe above. 

Chocolate Browned Butter Zucchini Bread
2 T cocoa powder
1/2 c chocolate chips

Add the cocoa powder to the Whole Wheat Self-Rising flour blending well. Stir in the chocolate chips with the shredded zucchini and proceed with the basic recipe above. 

Cranberry Raisin Walnut Browned Butter Zucchini Bread
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/2 c raisins
1/2 chopped walnuts

Add the above ingredients along with the shredded zucchini and proceed with the basic recipe above. 


Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour
  • butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • zucchini
You will also need the following:
  • box grater
  • medium-sized mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • kitchen spoon
  • silicone spatula
  • whisk
  • loaf pan
Now we are ready to begin!



Browned Butter Zucchini Bread
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven

2 cups Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour
2 eggs
3/4 c sugar
1/3 c butter
2 cups (lightly packed) shredded zucchini

Place the butter in a skillet and melt over medium heat. Once melted, reduce the heat and continue to let the butter simmer until it is lightly browned. Keep watch, it can go from brown to burnt, quickly. Set aside to cool.



Shred the zucchini using a box grater or food processor if desired. 

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the eggs and sugar, and beat well. Add the shredded zucchini and the cooled browned butter along with half the Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour. Mix well. Add remaining flour and mix only until combined. 

Turn the batter into a prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until done in your oven. 



Let cool in the pan for 8-10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack or cotton toweling to cool completely. Wrap and store for 24 hours before cutting. 



Storage options for Browned Butter Zucchini Bread. Store wrapped at room temperature for up to 4 days. For longer storage times, wrap well and freeze for up to three months.


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Browned Butter Zucchini Bread has been included below. 


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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Browned Butter Zucchini Bread
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven

2 cups Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour
2 eggs
3/4 c sugar
1/3 c butter
2 cups (lightly packed) shredded zucchini

Place the butter in a skillet and melt over medium heat. Once melted, reduce the heat and continue to let the butter simmer until it is lightly browned. Keep watch, it can go from brown to burnt, quickly. Set aside to cool.

Shred the zucchini using a box grater or food processor if desired. 

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the eggs and sugar, and beat well. Add the shredded zucchini and the cooled browned butter along with half the Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour. Mix well. Add remaining flour and mix only until combined. 

Turn the batter into a prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until done in your oven. 

Let cool in the pan for 8-10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack or cotton toweling to cool completely. Wrap and store for 24 hours before cutting. 


Storage options for Browned Butter Zucchini Bread. Store wrapped at room temperature for up to 4 days. For longer storage times, wrap well and freeze for up to three months. 

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  1. This recipe looks delish! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. All of these recipe variations sound so good!

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    1. I love a good basic recipe that can be added too! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  3. I love a good zucchini bread. thanks for posting so many ways to tweek the recipes.

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  4. I love the flavor of browned butter! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Party - Have a great weekend.

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    1. I am with you browned butter makes everything just a bit more delicious! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week ahead.

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