Orange-Oatmeal Zucchini Bread

| 9/14/2015 11:22:00 AM

Tags: zucchini, bread, quick bread, orange, oatmeal, bread baking, recipes, Renee Pottle, Washington,


It’s that time of year again – zucchini season. The time of year when even the smallest zucchini patch seems to be bursting at the seams with fruit of all sizes. The time of year that leads to a frantic recipe search hoping to find some new way of using the giant zucchini lurking under the leaves.

Too Much Zucchini

Some industrious person figured out long ago that overgrown zucchini could be put to good use in bread. But zucchini bread has basically remained firmly a homemade product. I don’t think I have ever seen zucchini bread for sale in the grocery store, even though other quick breads – in the guise of cake – make an appearance there. That’s ok. We home cooks are a creative bunch and are quite happy to experiment with our own recipes, unhindered by commercial expectations.

Last year my zucchini patch threatened to take over the neighborhood. I made lots of bread, but concentrated on using zucchini in non-traditional yeast breads like Zucchini Olive Yeast Bread, Zucchini Ricotta Chive Bread, and Golden Semolina Zucchini-Tomato Bread.

This year has been challenging for gardeners in the Mid-Columbia region; too much heat and too little water greatly reduced the harvest. But I still have enough large zucchini to turn into bread. I thought the following combination would be a nice treat for the kids’ lunchbox as they headed back to school. It seems they agreed. They remain vague as to whether or not the bread lasted till lunch!

Orange-Oatmeal Zucchini Bread Recipe


9/17/2015 12:27:50 AM

Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe. combination of Zucchini and oatmeal would be something new. Both are so healthy and nutritious for health.Surely I am going to try this out.

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