We have an abundance of zucchini and summer squash in the VH garden right now. I wanted to make Zucchini bread, but . . . I couldn’t find any bread pans. I now know where they are for future endeavors (I actually made whole wheat bread yesterday!), but ended up making muffins instead. Cooking and baking with foods grown in our backyard=healthy, cheap, and seemingly part of a movement that makes us alternative and awesome.
2 cups grated zucchini (two small zucchini or one large)
1 medium sized banana
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons chia seeds (flax seed meal should work as well)
1 cup organic whole can sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp iodized sea salt
1 tsp allspice
1. Process zucchini in food processor, using grater attachment.
2. Preheat oven to 325; mash banana and combine with zucchini.
3. Make chia “egg” by combining the water and chia seeds. By the time you add them to the mixture, they’ll look like this:
4. To zucchini mixture add honey, sugar, and vanilla extract. Add chia egg.
5. Mix together dry ingredients. Fold wet into dry.
6. Spoon into muffin cups; bake for 26 minutes at 325.
You know what would be absolutely delicious mixed into this baby? Walnuts. Unfortunately . . .
And apparently there is a sale on Zyrtec for those of you who have allergies!
Have you made anything from your garden?
This post is shared on Fight Back Friday over at Food Renegade!