Sunday, September 14, 2008

Out Of This World Zucchini Bread

3 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder (aluminum free)
3 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/2 c. *macaroon style coconut (optional)
3 eggs
1/2 c. coconut oil
1/2 c. canola oil
1 1/4 c. sucanat
1 c. turbinado sugar
3 tsp. vanilla
2 c. finely grated zucchini
1 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, oils (you can use a total of 1 cup coconut oil rather than the 1/2 c. coconut oil and 1/2 c. canola oil, if you'd like), sugars, vanilla and zucchini. Add the dry ingredients to the wet. Blend well and mix in the chopped walnuts. Bake 50 minutes or until center is done. Let cool in the pan for 20 minutes.

Because the sucanat is dark in color the final product will be as well. The sucanat gives it a rich color and flavor that is so yummy!

Variation: If you are a chocolate lover, add some grain sweetened chocolate chips to the mix. You can find these at your local health food store.

*Macaroon style coconut is a fine shave of coconut with no added sugars. You can find it at your local health food store.

1 comment:

Shauna said...

Looks yummy I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing :)