Sunday, September 4, 2011

Zucchini Carrot and Raisin Bread


So zucchini season has arrived and I am so excited to bake again as the weather is cooling. This is one of my favourite snacks because it is quite healthy, and breakfast worthy. Veggies complete and very low in oil and sugar. This tastes quite healthy so if your taste buds are not use to "health-nut" food, not for you. If you are, FANTASTIC recipe. Let me know what you think. 

PS   I have made these with paper lines in my muffin pans before and because there is so little oil in it, the paper sticks to the muffin. Not a good idea. So grease your pan generously and hang in there when washing your tin pans! YOU CAN DO IT! They're worth it. 

PPS  The recipe doubles well! Freezes fantastically so enjoy!


FUNDABBLER FACT

Zucchini is a good veggie to help control cholesterol! 



Takes about 1.5 hours to make from start to finish
serves about a dozen generously portioned muffins and 1 mini tin pan
for the regular muffins bakes 20-30 min for the mini bakes 15-20 min
325F

INGREDIENTS

Teff Flour (or wheat flour) - 1/2 cup 
All-purpose flour - 2 cups 
Baking soda - 1 teaspoon 
Baking powder - 1/4 teaspoon 
Ground cinnamon - 1 tablespoon
Ground nutmeg - 1/2 teaspoon
Ground cloves - 1/2 teaspoon
Brown sugar - 1  cup

Eggs - 3 large
Oil of choice (I use coconut or grape seed or butter) - 1/2 cup, and then some to grease pans
Finely grated unpeeled zucchini - 1.5 cups 
Finely grated carrot - 1.5 cups 
Vanilla extract - 2 teaspoons 
Raisins - 1/2 cu
Chia soaked with water about 10 teaspoons water - 2 teaspoons 

Walnuts: optional about 1/2- 1 cup
Chocolate chips : optional about 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup

 INSTRUCTIONS 

Preheat your oven to 325F (165C)
Soak your Chia and set aside to become gelatinous. 
NOTE: Chia is a good substitute for your oil/butter. It keeps your baked goods nice and moist without the calories!



Add your flour, both.



Add your spices and powdered ingredients



Add your raisins



add your brown sugar. mix.



Grate your zucchini and carrots, I used yellow and green zucchini and add to mix. (this photo makes me happy :D )



Add your eggs mix.



Add your oil. mix



Add your vanilla and chia. Mix. I had some great help. It was our rainy day activity.  :)


Grease your pan of choice. Again I was lucky enough to have some great help!


Bake and check with a toothpick at around 20 min. If it comes out clean your muffins/cake/bread is ready!



Serve and...


ENJOY! :)


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