Uberly hopeful and one decadent bread

This Sunday was pretty relaxing and surprisingly it did not involve any bread baking.  Why? because I saved some cake pops for my breakfast..Just Kidding! Honestly, I would love them for breakfast, lunch, & dinner too but trust me it wont be too long before I myself seek some serious nutritional counseling..

Sunday at the grocery store: Not the first time I came home with random produce, I am too hopeful (pretending to know what to do with it, like this time I bought zucchini).  I blame it on food bloggers and their awesome photography, look at this crunchy zucchini fries or irresistible zucchini bread..As much as I wanted these fries, I had to prioritize and bake bread for obvious reasons (i.e. being stubborn about store bought bread) and also being not too sure about resisting Hostess muffins tomorrow morning..

I adapted sliceoffeist‘s recipe with few changes and I have to say this is by far the best tasting vegetable (only if I could count bread as a vegetable) EVER (can’t stress enough here).

Ingredients

(Almost) 2 cups Shredded Zucchini
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash of salt ( I forgot to add the salt)
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 cup Canola Oil
1/4 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar (add more if you want sweeter bread)
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine oil, sugar and vanilla. Mix in your eggs, yogurt  and shredded zucchini until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa  salt, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder. Slowly add this dry mixture into your wet mixture. Beat until combined.
  3. Scrape your batter into a greased loaf pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 50-65 minutes, or until done. 

The bread turned out very moist, not too sweet which I enjoyed & you can’t taste zucchini at all (in case you were wandering). It was more like a cake than a bread-which I dont mind at all. I am always critical about my baked goods and always make changes here and there but this one- I would not change a thing! Ah-Ma-Zing!

Almost 1/4 loaf is already gone and my brother is not even home yet so chances are I may have to go after those Hostess Muffins

Oh did I mention I picked up some sweet potatoes too? Talk about being hopeful.

Do you guys randomly buy produce/food? or is it just me? 

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