We've got you covered for the impending zucchini season! If you're overloaded with these tasty little green squashes in a month or two, you can thank us for this delightfully different zucchini bread recipe. We skip the normal sweetness of brown sugar for a savory zucchini bread featuring Za'atar seasoning (included in our Street Food box — shipping now through August!).
Savory Walnut Za'atar Zucchini Bread
A savory take on your usual favorite zucchini bread recipe.
2 zucchinis (or one large one)
2 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup white sugar
Vegans, substitute 1/2 cup whipped aquafaba
1 cup olive or nut oil
3/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp Za'atar seasoning
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease two 8x4 pans, or line them with foil or parchment for easy cleanup.
Grate zucchini in a food processor with a grating attachment, or by hand with a box grater. Wring the moisture out of the zucchini by placing it in a kitchen towel and squeezing, or by placing it in a colander and pressing down over a bowl or sink.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and black pepper.
In a stand mixer or another, larger bowl, whisk together the eggs (or aquafaba) and sugar until the sugar is dissolved and the eggs are frothy.
Add your oil to the egg mixture in a slow and even trickle while whisking.
Stir the dry flour mixture into the wet mixture thoroughly, but don't over mix.
Gently fold in the zucchini, walnuts, and za'atar seasoning until it is evenly distributed through the batter.
Pour half of the batter into each pan and bake for 45 minutes, rotating at 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Once the loaves are finished baking, remove them from the oven. Leave them in their pans to rest on a heat-safe surface for at least 15 minutes.
Turn over your pans to release your zucchini loaves, then slice and enjoy!
Wrap tightly in plastic wrap to preserve on the counter or in the refrigerator. This type of bread freezes well, too!