At the end of the summer bounty, make the most of the late harvest as a new season fast approaches. I suggest you take advantage of what’s left of our summer squash before we begin to fill our kitchens with pumpkins and apples. My sis-in-law certainly did with her most recent delectable creation, Zucchini Bread. I love her late summer recipe so much that I decided to share it with all of you!
Here is a brief overview on the courgette:
Zucchini is versatile in its ability to please the palate; as it is often treated as a vegetable, it actually is an immature fruit. This could explain why zucchini is delicious served either cooked as a savoury dish or as a sweet treat. Baking with zucchini is great for adding moisture and texture to any batter, spiced or sweet. Another bonus to enjoying this bountiful crop is that it is cheap and can be found at you local Farmer’s Market. This zucchini fruit is low in calories, high in nutrients, and water making it a healthy addition to any diet, especially for moms-to-be for it’s useful amounts of folate, potassium, and vitamin A.
I love this tasty loaf of bread as it can be served during any course of the day. Bon appetite!
- 3 free range eggs
- 1 cup grapeseed oil
- 2 cups coconut sugar (optional to use brown, or raw organic sugar cane)
- 3 cups organic spelt flour (or your personal preference)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups peeled grated zucchini (preferably local)
- 1 cup of grated organic carrots
- 1 grated apple (from the nearby apple orchard)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 3 tsp of pumpkin spice (optional)
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg (also optional for added spice!)
- Sprinkle sliced almonds and extra cinnamon on top of each loaf prior to baking.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients and pour mixed batter into greased and floured bread pans.
- Bake at 325 degrees for one hour.
- Cool on rack for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Credit: Adapted from Chantal Roy (follow her on Instagram to witness more of her creative ventures)