How many things can you make with Zucchini?

Two cakes
Zucchini can be used for savory and sweet.  Maybe that is why it grows in abundance in the summer.  I might have to start making pickled zucchini. 

My friend turned me on to Punchfork that searches the web for recipes from top sites.  Happy to see Food52 on there in abundance yet you don't have to click through to get the recipe so that made me take pause but that is for another post.  I tried two recipes for zucchini bread.  Unfortunately the grocery store didn't have the right tins so I used a tin for cakes so not exactly perfect but what can you do. 

Zucchini wholewheat
This is called a low-fat Zucchini chocolate chip bread.  Not sure what makes it low fat except that whole wheat flour is involved.  I really like this one.

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded zucchini

Preheat oven to 325.  Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Combine the egg, butter, apple sauce, vanilla and zucchini in another bowl.  I used a whisk for this.  Add in the dry ingredients with a spoon and mix thoroughly.  Bake in a bread tin.  Probably fits just one.  Bake for about 45/50 minutes or until done. 

This is your classic Zucchini bread and I used dried cranberries and spicy pecans.

3 eggs
1 cup olive or vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350.  In a large bowl beat the eggs with a whisk and add the oil and sugar.  I used a really nice olive oil which does give the bread a different consistency.  Now add the zucchini.  Combine all the dry ingredients in a different bowl and mix well.  Add this to the wet bowl with the cranberries and nuts.  Really mix well.  Divide into two bread loaf pans that have really been greased.  Bake for about an hour or until done.

My guess is these won't last the weekend. 

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