Over the summer, Annalyn got to spend the night with my parents once a week. My mom is a teacher, so she has a couple months off to do things like baking, organizing and hanging out with her favorite (okay, only) granddaughter.

That worked out well for Annalyn, who not only loves spending time with her grandparents but also loves the breads that my mom bakes all summer. She likes banana bread, but she really loves “keenie bread.” You might know it as “zucchini bread.”

Mark and I love it, too. And since I don’t spend a whole lot of time baking, my mom is usually kind enough to send a loaf home with Annalyn. She says it’s for Mark, but I’m pretty sure she knows we both enjoy the home-baked goods!

Funny enough, when Annalyn and I took our little road trip to Iowa last weekend, our friend Cory did the same thing. And while I think it’s normal for a mom to send bread home with her kids, it cracked me up that our friend did it, too!

Not that I argued. Nope, I took that loaf of zucchini bread home – and we all three enjoyed it!

Now, you know the trouble I had making banana bread. But I’m hoping to have better luck with zucchini bread. I’m pretty sure I have my mom’s recipe, but my neatly organized recipe binder has kind of, sort of turned into a big mess of paper. So I asked our friend for his recipe.

Apparently, he got the recipe from a lady at church. So it’s possible this recipe is almost as good as my mom’s. Try it out. Let me know what you think!

The Church Lady’s Zucchini Bread
3 eggs
1 ½ cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 cup shredded zucchini
3 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg

Bake at 350 for approximately 50 to 55 minutes.

Where do you get your best recipes? Do you enjoy any foods during the summer that you don’t get (or get to make) the rest of the year? (And whose recipe would you rather use: your mom’s or a church lady’s???)

This post will be linked to Mouthwatering Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, What’s Cooking Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Friday Food, Foodie Friday and Food on Fridays.


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