Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Savory Zucchini Loaf


This recipe is inspired by one my sister shared with me from Chatelaine. My interest was piqued by a savory version of a zucchini loaf and we love it here. You can serve it warm for brunch, freeze it pre-sliced to take with cheese for a packed lunch or enjoy it with a bowl of soup.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small zucchini 
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup unbleached/all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cups grated monterey jack cheese (or what you have)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Coarsely grate unpeeled zucchini. If you like to hide it more, use fine side of grater. It will measure a bit more, but 1 - 1/2 cups is good. Drain only if there is excess liquid.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients and cheese.
  4. In mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar with whisk. Stir in oil and add zucchini.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients until just mixed and spread into loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick tests done. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack. 

10 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds really good. Thanks for the recipe. Hugs, LJ

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  2. Good! Looking for something for bake sale season at the clug (tee hee the seniors' centre). We are all sooo tarrrd of banana bread.


    Sharon

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  3. I made this today and took it to my small group to serve with chicken chili. Yummy. I used montery jack cheese, but next time I think I'll try sharp cheddar.

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  4. I'm wondering if when I package this up for the bake sale if anyone will notice the ends have been cut off? (cough).

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    1. You made me laugh! You can just go ahead and slice the whole bread, overlapping the slices, before it's wrapped and then it looks like it's not supposed to have "ends". =)

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    2. Oh that's a good idea for bake sale loaves. I guess I didn't think about that because because my friends are used to loaves without ends, and a pan of whatever with one or two squares missing. Feed the cook. ;)


      xxooSharon

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  5. I just baked this and it's reeeally good! I will make it again for sure. I would also like to try baking it with onions and celery in it--maybe saute'd first? And cheese or no cheese? Anybody have any suggestions? I've never heard of a savoury loaf before. It's an amazing new idea and makes me feel creative again. Thanks Anneliese! Shelley in Western Canada where it's snowy, cold and blizzarding today. 8 )

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    1. Thanks, Shelley! My sister has also added bacon and said it was very good!

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