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Zucchini bread makes for a tasty and nutritious snack, one that can be made and frozen when the garden is bursting with this vegetable marrow. Zucchini or courgette in French is a variety of summer squash. Add freshly grated zucchini to your bread and enjoy the aroma, texture and taste. Serve it for breakfast with fresh butter or team it up with a milk shake for a scrumptious evening snack. You can bake extra loaves of zucchini bread and save them in plastic wrap.

For a tasty loaf of zucchini bread, ensure that you toast the nuts before mixing them in the bread batter. Top the zucchini bread with sunflower or pumpkinseeds for added flavor and appearance. Look up our zucchini bread recipes for low fat healthy versions. Surprise your kids with chocolate zucchini bread.


Zucchini Bread Recipe

2 cups grated zucchini
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons cinnamon

Blend all ingredients together. Grease a baking tin and bake the zucchini cake for about an hour. You can work out exciting combinations with this basic zucchini bread recipe by adding chopped nuts. To store, wrap loaf in foil to preserve moisture. Loaf can be frozen for later use.


Zucchini Bread Recipe with Carrots

1 cup whole wheat flour
21/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
11/2 cups yogurt
2 tbsp. butter
2 eggs
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup shredded or grated zucchini
1 cup shredded carrot
Powdered cheese
Ginger
Grated rinds of lemon and orange

Mix whole-wheat flour and all-purpose flour with baking powder, salt, sugar and baking soda. Stir in other ingredients and blend together. Grease a loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes. Cool the zucchini cake on a rack and then slice it. Serve with whipped cream.


Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Perk up your ordinary zucchini bread with chocolate. Chocolate zucchini bread makes for a simple and healthy dessert. You can make exciting chocolate chip zucchini bread.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 pound grated zucchini
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Mix the flours with baking powder, salt, sugar, baking soda, cocoa and cinnamon. Beat eggs and fold in sugar till light and fluffy. Mix the oil and beat along with flour mixture, adding buttermilk. Add grated zucchini after draining it and mix pecans and vanilla. Grease a baking dish and bake the chocolate zucchini bread for about an hour. You can alter the flavor by adding walnuts instead of pecans. Add milk instead of buttermilk for creamier chocolate zucchini bread.


Low Fat Zucchini Bread


We bring you simple low fat zucchini bread recipes. Enjoy them without fear of added calories. Eat it plain or enjoy low fat zucchini bread with a salad. You can bake healthy low fat zucchini bread by adding grated low-fat cheese and sautéed onions. Add thyme, basil and parsley for the aroma of herbs.

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup grated zucchini
1/4 cup oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 egg white
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. lemon zest
1/4 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Blend together the ingredients for low fat zucchini bread, taking care to form a fluffy mix. Grease a baking loaf pan and pour the mixture and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.


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