Friday, January 6, 2012

Zucchini Everything Bread

Makes 2 loaves

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 TBSP cinnamon
3 eggs
3 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar - or 1/2 cup honey
zest and juice from 1 orange
1 cup butter - softened
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 cup mixed nuts & fruit - i used pecans, pumpkin seeds, raisins and coconut. you could also use walnuts, peanuts, craisins, dried blueberries, chocolate chips or chopped dried apricots!
1/2 cup rolled oats

Preheat oven to 350 and grease 2 loaf pans.

Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large bowl beat together eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla, orange zest and juice - then stir in zucchini, rolled oats and nuts/fruit. Combine with dry ingredients and divide into loaf pans.
Bake for about 50-60 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

**Allergy-free substitutions:
Flour - all purpose gluten free flour or GF baking flour
Eggs - EnerG egg replacer equal to 3 eggs or 3 TBSP ground chia seeds or flax seeds mixed with 1/3 cup water

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