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).
(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)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- In a medium bowl combine oil, sugar and vanilla. Mix in your eggs, yogurt and shredded zucchini until well combined.
- 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.
- 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?