Sunday, August 12, 2012

Zucchini Corn Bread

Zucchini is in season and I can never get enough! This is a great recipe for corn bread - with zucchini added!

Zucchini Cornbread

Bake Time: 60 minutes

1 medium zucchini, grated
1½ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup yellow cornmeal
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt

½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled, 2 eggs, ½ cup buttermilk and a few drops of hot sauce

1. Preheat oven to 350'. Grease and flour a 8"x8"-inch baking dish.

2. Trim the ends off the zucchini and thinly slice 4 rounds from one end of the zucchini and reserve for garnish. Shred the remaining zucchini, toss with 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar and place in a colander. Allow to drain for 30 minutes, then press against the side of the colander to release as much moisture as possible

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

4. In a medium bowl, mix the butter, eggs and buttermilk. Add hot sauce.

5. Gently stir the grated zucchini into the butter mixture. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and use a rubber spatula to gently fold together until no traces of flour remain. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and top with the 4 reserved zucchini slices.

6. Bake until the bread is golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. The bread can be stored at room temperature, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 3 days.

It is not only tasty, but pretty, too, with flecks of green throughout:

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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Will try this. We love corn bread around here. ~ Sarah

  2. Like SARAH, we LUV corn bread..sure will be giving this recipe a try. Thanks...:))

  3. Yummy!! Thanks for your recipe. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for stopping by my blog

  4. Yum! I love my zucchini cake, and I just know we will love this recipe in my family! Thanks for sharing at Snips and Spice Sunday Slice.


  5. Thank you so much for linking up last week at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new link party is now up and I'd love it if you joined us again. Have a great week!