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Healthy Zucchini Recipe


  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup zucchini (grated)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup almonds (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F/ 180 degrees C.
  2. Butter your loaf pan, you may sprinkle some flour as well or you can keep parchment paper as well and keep aside.
  3. Peel and grate the zucchini and squeeze out the excess liquid from the zucchini. It should be dry. Make sure there is no liquid left.
  4. To a bowl, add brown sugar and eggs. Whisk them gently for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add grated zucchini, Fold the zucchini
  6. Take wheat flour in a bowl, Add all the spices like cinnamon powder, ginger powder, nutmeg powder and salt. Add baking soda and baking powder. Gently give a mix.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Add the flour little by little to avoid lumps.
  8. Gently fold to incorporate.
  9. Add sliced almonds. Sprinkle flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
  10. Gently fold to incorporate.
  11. Butter your loaf pan, you may sprinkle some flour as well or you can keep parchment paper as well.
  12. Pour the batter, tap for 2 times to avoid air bubbles. Pop in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  13. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Slide the butter knife on the sides of the loaf pan and invert and tap the loaf pan. The bread would slide off easily.

Notes

Tips to prepare the best zucchini bread:

  1. Preheat the oven before you bake. This distributes the heat evenly and ensures that your zucchini bread is well cooked centre and out.
  2. Once you grate the zucchini, lightly blot the excess water. Try not to blot out too much of the moisture. This moisture helps make the bread soft and spongy.
  3. After adding all the ingredients, whisk just until everything is mixed. Do not over mix it as the zucchini tends to release water and the consistency of the batter changes.
  • Category: Dessert, Baking
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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