My garden is really starting to produce, which means I’m having to get creative with the zucchini my SIX plants are producing. I tend to make zucchini bread each summer, so I’ve been using my abundant crop to perfect my recipe. I don’t like overly greasy breads (carrot, banana, zucchini), so I try to cut the oil by substituting applesauce, and had a couple of bags of flax meal and flaxseed in my pantry that needed to be used. If you’ve not yet gotten on the flaxseed bandwagon, here’s the perfect recipe to get you started! Flaxseed is rich in antioxidants (moreso than blueberries or olives), and is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. If you substitute whole wheat flour in this recipe (my husband can only take so much…), you have an amazing whole grain bread recipe!
KitchenMade sent me a set of their stainless steel measuring cups, so I used this recipe to give them a go! My flimsy old measuring cups (the handles would often bend when I would dip them into flour) are in the donation pile, now that I have my KitchenMade set! One of the great things about the KitchenMade measuring cup set is that it includes 6 measuring cups; no more washing as I go while I bake! You can buy a set of KitchenMade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups on Amazon here.
This recipe makes 3 loaves.
Oil-free Flax & Walnut Zucchini Bread
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
3 c. grated zucchini
2 t. vanilla
3 c. [whole wheat] flour
1 c. whole ground flaxseed meal
1/2 c. flaxseeds
1 1/2 t. salt
4 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. baking powder
1 1/2 t. baking soda
2 c. chopped nuts
1 c. raisins
Combine eggs, applesauce, and sugars until well blended. Add zucchini and vanilla to your wet measure. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, flaxseed meal, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and flaxseeds. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and stir well; turn in chopped nuts and/ or raisins. Bake in three well-greased loaf pans at 350 degrees for one hour. Enjoy!
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