Monday, July 14, 2008

Zucchini Bread

I just picked my first big zucchini from the garden last night and decided it was the perfect time to try some zucchini bread again, this time adding a bit of chocolate. I tried a new recipe, just right for the 2 cups of zucchini that the large vegetable yielded.

3 eggs
1 c. oil
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 c. grated zucchini (excess water drained off)
1 c. GF flour mix
2 c. Featherlight flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
Mini Chocolate chips, mini cinnamon chips, raisins, or chopped nuts

Beat eggs, add oil, sugars, vanilla and zucchini; mix well. Add flours, cinnamon, salt, soda, baking powder and xanthan gum. Mix well. If desired, add chips, raisins or nuts. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 325 for about an hour. Cool 25 minutes before removing from pans.

I poured the batter into the pans, then added chips so that one loaf had chocolate chips, the other cinnamon chips. Although it does taste good with the chocolate chips (the loaf pictured) it actually tastes really good with the cinnamon chips, they melt and become like a streusel lining, it would taste really great with good plump raisins in this loaf with the cinnamon chips, if only I could get my family to eat raisins.