Veggie Packed Zucchini Bread

My parents have an absolutely amazing garden. It’s one of those gardens that make people drool just by looking at it. My step-dad and mom are pretty much super gardeners.

The star of their super garden right now? Squash and zucchini.

And me, the amazing daughter that I am (let’s be real they love my daughter more) was blessed with bags full of zucchini and squash.

I stared at them on my counter for a few days wondering how I am going to get my daughter and husband to eat all of this mega green machine veggie.

And then it hit me, hide it!

There’s no better way to hide a vegetable or fruit than in a bread!

For this recipe I shredded the zucchini with a cheese grater, and threw in the smallest squash for a little extra veggie punch.

Shredded joy

One of the keys to this recipe is to make sure all the ingredients are mixed very well together each step. I didn’t mix in my zucchini and squash as well as I should have and there are some chunks in my bread (but it’s still a hit in my house!)

Impatiently waiting for the bread to be done!

This bread is perfect for breakfast with a cup of coffee, on the go, or just a snack! The cinnamon is the perfect touch for the end of the summer, and will be a great recipe for this fall!

Delicious Zucchini Bread

Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour, 20 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk, Wheat
Meal type Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Occasion Casual Party
Website A Family Feast
Need your kids to eat their vegetables? Check out this Delicious Zucchini Bread recipe that even fooled my husband!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Zucchini (Shredded)
  • 1 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Applesauce
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Directions

Pre-heat
Step 1
Pre-heat oven to 350. Covered loaf pan liberally with butter and sprinkle with flour.
Combine
Step 2
Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and a sprinkle of salt. Stir to combine.
Shred
Step 3
Shred zucchini, lightly packing down to get out extra water.
Mix
Step 4
In mixing bowl, beat eggs, applesauce, oil, vanilla extract and sugar.
Combine
Step 5
Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet, about 1/4 at a time. Beat well.
Fold In
Step 6
With rubber spatula, slowly fold in shredded zucchini (optional : add in nuts here).
Step 7
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Step 8
Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

Choco-what?

I love chocolate. According to my mother, my first word was chocolate. It’s the longest love affair I’ve ever had. Love me some chocolate on EVERYTHING!

I also love banana bread. Not just any banana bread – my grandmother’s banana bread. It’s the bomb dot com.

So I found a way to put both of them together!

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This is a revamp of a Death by Chocolate Banana Bread recipe I found online (link to that below).

There’s so much chocolate in every bite, and the taste of banana – YUM! I don’t feel as guilty eating it because hey, there’s bananas in it. Check fruit off my food pyramid for today!

Now I don’t really think I’m going to eat anything else.

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Butter (melted)
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs (One large egg, one egg yolk)
  • 1 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 3 Bananas (mashed)

Directions

Preheat
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or flour 9 x 5 loaf pan.
Combine
Step 2
In large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.
Mix
Step 3
In a separate bowl, mix sugar, butter, buttermilk, egg, egg yolk and vanilla until smooth.
Step 4
Combine the two bowls, stir until completely mixed and slowly fold in chocolate chips
Bake
Step 5
Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake until golden brown about 60 minutes. Make sure toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before serving.