This year National Zucchini Bread Day is on April 25th 2021 in the U.S. but it is a day for others around the world to also share their love for zucchini bread, even here in Canada. And you can celebrate by making your own fresh zucchini bread at home.
Zucchini is a versatile food that can be added to a wide variety of dishes and zucchini bread is one of the best ways to enjoy it. But if you aren’t into making bread, you can make and celebrate zucchini in many other ways on this occasion.
Zucchini fritters is one of the easiest and best ways to enjoy zucchini. As fritters they can be easily paired with some dill dip and it goes perfectly together. Squeeze a little bit of lemon or lime on top and you have got the perfect dish for spring or summer.
Zucchini pasta has also arrived on the market and that makes it easy to incorporate zucchini into more pasta dishes today. If you want to find a low carb lunch option then a zucchini pasta might be one to go with, it offers a different twist to a dish like spaghetti.
Other pasta options are much more high carb than the ‘zoodles’ or zucchini noodles that you will find at your grocery store. But if you are not into eating it as pasta you can also make it into bread, soup, use it for fritters, and many more dish ideas.
Zucchini ravioli can be made, zucchini soup, zucchini pasta that’s hot or cold, salad, there are many ways to use it and cook with it. Zucchini is also one of the more cost effective meal base options to go with as well, if you’re looking to make cheap meals for lunch or dinner.
Zucchini bread can be made in a variety of ways, with chocolate included, cinnamon, lemon zest, nuts, and other ingredients. It can be easily baked and stored in the freezer to be enjoyed at a later date. This helps to be able to get zucchini when it goes on sale too and make bread and other dishes that can be used later.
You could even shred the zucchini by making your own swirl pasta to have zucchini pasta at a later time, it freezes great. Not wanting to make a zucchini loaf then what about some muffins? They can be just as delicious and just as easy to make.
Tomorrow April 25th 2021 is Zucchini Bread Day so you will see many people taking part in the celebration by sharing their bread online and favorite recipes.
Zucchini bread is relatively easy to make and only takes a few ingredients like baking soda, sugar, eggs, flour, and whatever else you might want to include to add a twist, and is easy to store in the freezer after.
If you are spending some time in the house this weekend because of travel restrictions and lock downs etc, then what better time to practice baking and get good at making some zucchini bread.
If you don’t want to bake your own then you could also use this time to support a local bakery in your area. See if they are making some zucchini bread and grab a loaf to celebrate national zucchini bread day this weekend.
One of the easiest ways to make zucchini bread can be by mixing shredded zucchini in with a box of cake mix. This is something that can be done quickly and really cuts down on the baking time by having to measure ingredients separately.
Fast & Easy: Mix shredded zucchini with a box of cake mix
If you are in a rush and want to get something that tastes great then think about a chocolate cake mix to mix with your zucchini and then toss in some nuts and chocolate chips for extra flavor and texture.
You should be able to get it baked from start to finish in less than an hour and a half.
It doesn’t take much prep time, especially if you already purchase pre-shredded zucchini to use. But you will want to finely chop it up before mixing with your cake and baking in the loaf.
If you want to celebrate the zucchini bread holiday this weekend then look for some zucchini to pick up on your next grocery trip and maybe a box of cake mix.
Browse for a recipe of zucchini bread to try or see if your local bakery is going to be offering some. There are many ways to enjoy not only make zucchini bread itself, but also to have fun and celebrate the zucchini bread holiday.