Sweet zucchini and cinnamon bread

Nov 17, 2020
This mouthwatering treat is perfect for afternoon tea! Source: Getty.

It might sound like an unusual pairing but this delicious sweet snack will easily become your new favourite go-to. With just a handful of super simple ingredients and only 15 minutes of preparation time, this easy zucchini loaf is a dream to whip up.

This meal is great for serving up to family and friends for an afternoon tea snack or to enjoy on your own for a weekend brunch! Serve it up with a generous drizzle of honey and some ricotta and you’ll be good to go!

Ingredients

  • 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour, sifted
  • 140g (2/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely grated zucchini
  • 250ml (1 cup) vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Fresh ricotta, to serve
  • Honey, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 20 x 10cm loaf pan with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, zucchini, oil, egg, vanilla and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Spoon the zucchini mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Cut the zucchini bread into thick slices. Spread with ricotta and drizzle with honey.

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