Yayyy! I found a way to make good use of all that zucchini in my garden. I found an awesome recipe for banana bread at The Spunky Coconut, and played around with it to make zucchini bread. I think it turned out great. Here’s the recipe:Mix together: 3-4 cups zucchini 1 banana 1 cup honey 6 tablespoons coconut oil (liquified) 8 eggs 2 tablespoons coconut milk (I added this because the zucchini would be drier than the banana, and therefore I thought we needed more liquid, however it turned out VERY moist, so this could be eliminated) Pour into a large mixing bowl and add the following: 1/2 teaspoon stevioside powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1 cup sifted coconut flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder You can also add a cup of raisins or a cup of nuts. I did not, because I didn’t want the baby to have the chunks of nuts, and my husband does not like raisins. But it could only make it yummier. Mix at medium speed for a minute or so, until there are no lumps. Coconut flour lumps easily. Pour into 2 greased baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50-60 minutes. My oven tends to run hot, and it took an hour, but check at 50 minutes. Use a cake tester to check the center. Here’s the finished product. You want to let them cool completely, and tilt the pans on their sides while cooling, to keep them from getting too wet inside from the heat. Remove from the pans after completely cool. This bread is flatter than most bread, almost like a half piece. You do not need any butter, it is SO moist. Maybe a little too moist, I think I will use less liquid next time, but it is still very yummy and most definitely edible, plus grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. The only starch is the little bit of tapioca flour. Oh, and one more tip. When using coconut milk for baking, you rarely use more than a few tablespoons, so before you use it again, usually the rest of the can goes bad. To get around that problem, here’s what I did: I put a few tablespoons (enough for any of my recipes) in the little plastic baby food containers from Gerber, and put them in the freezer. (Please excuse my messy freezer!) Happy baking!
Adapted from a recipe by The Spunky Coconut.