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!
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
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
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
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!