Zucchini Bread

Serves 6

20 Minute Prep Time

By Kim McDevitt, MPH RD on September 22, 2016

zucchini bread

A win-win for those busy mornings, this bread is the perfect solution to the out of control zucchini coming from your garden. With zucchini, raisins and nutrition from Vega® Protein & Greens, I feel good giving a slice of this sweet, yet good-for-you treat to everyone in the family. Plus, it tastes delicious, so they are happy too!

Lather it with some nut butter and it’s a deliciously quick on-the-go morning breakfast or after school snacks.

And my final tip – make multiple loaves and freeze so that you can easily take one out as the days get increasingly busy come September!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 1 to 2 medium zucchini's)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup gluten-free baking flour
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour (or make your own by adding 1 cup oats to food processor)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp Vega® Protein & Greens
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup organic sugar (I used coconut palm sugar)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional:
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and grease loaf pan.

  2. Grate zucchini into clean dish cloth and let sit. Before mixing into bread, and to avoid a soggy loaf of bread, squeeze shredded zucchini in dish cloth to extract moisture. This will yield a light and airy loaf versus a dense and heavy one.

  3. Combine milk and lemon juice and set aside.

  4. Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl and whisk lightly to combine.

  5. In medium bowl combine oil, applesauce, sugar, milk, and vanilla. Whisk to combine. Add squeezed, shredded zucchini.

  6. Fold wet mixture into dry until just combined. Add chocolate chips, raisins and walnuts if using.

  7. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the bread comes clean.

  8. Place bread on cooling rack and cool completely before slicing.

Kim McDevitt, MPH RD

Kim McDevitt works at Vega as a National Educator. A runner, cooking enthusiast, plant-focused flexitarian, Kim has passionately built her career in nutrition. Noticing that her running performances were closely tied to what she was eating, Kim decided to study nutrition and pursue advanced degrees in Dietetics and Public Health, to better understand the power of food in performance. Today, Kim specializes in sports nutrition to enhance athletic performance and focuses on realistic and approachable ways for improving health through educated dietary choices within an active lifestyle.

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