zucchini_abundance

What do you do when there is a surplus of huge zucchini from the garden? You get baking and freezing.

zucchini

Well, Some people asked me to post my recipe for zucchini bread here.

A friend of mine gave me this recipe years ago and I’ve played with it through the years. Sometimes I do half healthy, all the way healthy or just as is.

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The kid’s favorite is the one I am posting here. I will give you the stuff I did to it to make it healthier too, that is in parenthesis.

Ingredients:

3 eggs

2 cups of zucchini

3 cups of flour (when making it healthy, I use whole wheat or other grains mixed into the flour)

3 tsp cinnamon

1 cup of oil (1 cup of applesauce or 3/4 cup of applesauce and 1 mashed banana)

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

2 cups of sugar (1 cup of honey)

3 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup nuts (optional, I leave it out)

1 cup of chocolate chips

Topping:

I used 1/3 cup of brown sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon, mix it and sprinkle over the bread before you bake it.

Mix well the eggs, sugar, zucchini and oil. Add dry ingredients and then add the chocolate chips. Grease bread pans and bake it @ 325F for 1 hour. It will make 2 large loaves or 3 regular ones. My kids love it when I make it with the chocolate chips, white flour, sugar and oil. They will eat the other, although not as fast.

Enjoy it!