Thursday, September 17, 2009

Zucchini Bread...

grating the zucchini
mixing all the ingredients together
splitting it in two loaf pans
the finished product... with chocolate chips of course!!!

Well, fall is right around the corner, so I thought a new recipe for some yummy warm autumn bread was in order. I had my last huge zucchini left over from my garden, so away we went! I have only tried this recipe once, and it turned out delicious, but I will be trying it again with the hopes of tweaking it a little to lessen the brown sugar and white flour- but for the first spin, I followed the directions as they were (well, almost!).

1 cup applesauce
3 eggs
2 cups grated zucchini
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup flax seed

Really simple. Preheat oven to 350. Mix your applesauce, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and grated zucchini. (You can use your hand cheese grater or your food processor to grate your zucchini.) Then add your flours, baking soda & powder, salt, cinnamon, wheat germ, and flax seeds. Mix that really well. Then, lastly add your raisins and chopped walnuts. Spray or grease 2 bread pans and pour your mixture evenly into both and cook for 30- 37 minutes on the same rack in the oven. Test your bread with a toothpick, if it comes out dry, it's all done! If it's gooey, leave it in for a little while longer.

** So a few modifications that I made, I didn't have walnuts, so I used pecans and they were just fine. And also, you know me, I think everything is better with a handful of chocolate chips :) So one pan had just raisins & walnuts and the other had raisins, walnuts, and chocolate chips! Yum, Yum, Yum!


Melissa Turner said...

I made this last night for Bible study and it was a hit! I modified it a bit- took out the nuts, raisens, and wheat germ and it still turned out yummy.

Proud parents of FOUR! said...

I also took out the nut, raisens, and wheat germ and loved it! I replaced the wheat germ with extra flaxseed. I plan to make another batch this weekend as the few I froze I have already pulled out. My toddlers loved it too however after todays blowout they will no longer be eating three and four at a time. :)