Zucchini bread, in such a way, is like having your cake and eating it, too! It is one of the yummiest, easiest ways to boost your nutritional intake while indulging. Love your morning cup of coffee or afternoon tea? Grab a slice of zucchini bread to go along with it.
As a mother of two school-aged children, I love to offer them variety in their lunches. The day following a zucchini bake-off in my kitchen, I use the bread for their sandwiches and add their favorite nut-butter, (along with extra veggies and fruit, too!) Another great way to enjoy a simply awesome zucchini bread recipe is to use it in a meal plan for a summertime brunch. Your guests will love you for it!
Set your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease 4 mini loaf pans. Then in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the following ingredients:
3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Set aside once blended and grab a second, smaller bowl and whisk together the following ingredients:
3 whole eggs (You may replace one or two whole eggs with 2 egg whites per each whole egg, to reduce the fat content).
3/4 cup coconut oil (If desired, you may use any neutral oil here).
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cup sugar (I personally use coconut or turbinado sugar and reduce the amount used to 3/4 cup).
Once blended, stir into the flour mixture until well blended. Then, gently fold in:
2 cups shredded zucchini (2 medium zucchini will yield enough needed).
1 cup fresh blueberries (Avoid using frozen because that contributors too much moisture and causes a “wet” bread).
Pour batter into the prepared baking dishes and bake for 60 minutes or until a knife, when inserted, comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a baking rack. Looking for a gluten-free recipe? Simply use this one here, and replace the flour with a gluten-free flour or a combination of almond and garbanzo flours. Just remember that the taste and texture will be a bit different.
Now remember, although this zucchini bread is a home-baked treat, minus the additives, preservatives and other garbage in processed foods, it is to be enjoyed occasionally, so we can maintain our fit physiques we work so hard on.