It happens every year at this time…a chill creeps into the air and all of a sudden I have an overwhelming desire to bake with zucchini. Perhaps my cravings follow the laws of supply and demand. Zucchini have made their debut at our farmers market and are now abundant and cheap. Time to get our bake on. Here is a recipe that I thought sounded delish. I look forward to trying it out. Do you have any zucchini recipes you are willing to share?
Zucchini Walnut Raisin Loaf with Cinnamon Streusel Topping
Originally from FatFreeVeganKitchen.com and adapted by OhSheGlows.com
- 2 cups whole grain spelt flour (or white whole wheat flour)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup sugar (I use organic cane sugar)
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water, mixed and set aside for 5 minutes)
- 1 1/4 cup shredded zucchini (leave skin on), packed
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
- 1 1/4 cups non-dairy milk (I used vanilla almond milk)
- Cinnamon Streusel topping: 2 tsp non-dairy margarine/butter, 1 tbsp coarse sugar (like turbinado), 1 tbsp flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Make It Happen
~Preheat oven to 3750F Mix the flax egg and set aside. Oil a regular-sized loaf pan and then line it with parchment paper so you can easily pull out the loaf when cooled.
~In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients (flour, powders, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, raisins, and walnuts).
~In another large bowl, combine the wet ingredients (flax egg, shredded zucchini, lemon zest & juice, maple syrup, milk).
~Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until just mixed. Be careful not to over mix the batter as spelt flour is delicate.
~Spoon the batter into prepared loaf pan and spread out evenly. Prepare the cinnamon streusel and then sprinkle on top. Bake for about 37-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and the loaf gently springs back when pressed.
How yummy will this be with a steamy hot mug of Chamomille tea? This is an easy to create snack, addition to a brunch menu or breakfast on the go. I love baked goods that contain vegetables. It feels scandalous like the jar of Goober that had both the peanut butter and the jelly in it . It is streamlining the consumption of veggies and fruit.
Have a delicious day.
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