Banana Zucchini Bread

It’s August, and that means Zucchini is plentiful and ready to be harvested! There are so many different ways to eat this summer squash, but I think one of the most interesting and delicious ways to use it, is to bake with it! It may seem unusual to put a vegetable in a sweet bread, but the squash makes the bread undeniably moist, adds fiber and gives the bread a boost of vitamins and minerals! This Banana Zucchini Bread is perfect for breakfast, snack, and freezes really well for later use.

Banana Zucchini Bread

You Will Need:

(This Recipe Makes 1 Loaf in 9×5″ pan, I doubled the recipe and made 2 loaves.)

Based off of the recipe on www.wellplated.com

Ingredients for Bread
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups of raw Zucchini
  • 1 cup of mashed Banana
  • 1/3 cup of Honey
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups of Flour
  • 1/2 cup of nuts, OR chocolate chips, raisins, butterscotch chips, etc. Any add in’s that you like!

Preparation :

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

2. Wash, and peel Zucchini. Cut into chunks and place into a food processor. Process the zucchini until it breaks down into fine pieces.

Peeling Zucchini
Chopped Zucchini
Processed zucchini

3. Place processed zucchini in cheese cloth or a towel, and squeeze the excess liquid. (The dryer the zucchini the less dense the bread will be.)

Squeezing zucchini liquid from cheese cloth

4. Combine all of the wet ingredients into a bowl. ( Eggs, Zucchini, Banana, Honey, Coconut oil, vanilla).

5. Combine dry ingredients into another bowl. (Sugar, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Baking Powder, Salt, Flour, Add-ins).

Bread Batter
Bread Batter

5. Slowly combine the wet ingredients into the dry. Do not over-mix, your bread will become tough!

Bread Batter

6. Line a 9×5 bread pan with parchment, or grease with oil or butter. Fill your pan and place into oven at 350 degrees. Bake for approx. 1- 1 1/2 hours. Bread is done when middle is no longer wet, stick a chopstick or knife in the middle to check. If Bread becomes too brown but isn’t baked through, simply place a piece of foil on top.

Banana Zucchini Bread Batter
Bake Bread

ENJOY!

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