There is always someone looking for something to do with all the zucchini in the garden….like me.
Unlike the majority of recipes for zucchini bread that I have tried which are packed with sugar and oil (and to be honest are sooooo good) this Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread is a bit healthier. It’s still really moist from the zucchini, but is less sweet and gets some wholesome grains in the mix.
Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread
2 cups (8 ounces) whole wheat flour, traditional or white whole wheat
1 cup (4¼ ounces) unbleached bread flour
3/4 cup (5¼ ounces) sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
3/4 cup (6 ounces) milk
1/4 cup (1¾ ounces) vegetable oil
1½ cups (12 3/8 ounces) shredded zucchini
1/2 cup (3 ounces) raisins
1/2 cup (2 ounces) chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
2. Whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl.
3. Whisk the eggs, milk and oil in a small bowl. Stir into the dry ingredients until everything is evenly moistened. Stir in the zucchini, raisins, walnuts and lemon zest. (I found it easiest to do this with my hands)
4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour. Check with a cake tester. If still uncooked in center, tent the bread loosely with foil and bake until the tester comes out clean, 10 to 15 minutes more.
5. Remove the bread from the oven and cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove bread from the pan and place on a rack to cool completely.
Recipe from King Arthur Flour
What is sadder than a Broken Cassette?
Gosh, remember using a pen to try and sort out tangled tape? Definitely dating myself.
So, onto today’s music.
I feel some connections to Brandon MacNeil aka All Those Ships.
He lives in Derry, New Hampshire. Being a New Englander, I highly approve.
His new album, out on Friday, is titled ‘Meteorology For Runners’. Not only is it an awesome name for an album, but as a longtime runner I get the weather thing.
Finally, ATS has some fab names for his songs. “Porcupine Hairs”, “Squish Spiders For You”, “The Perils Of Traveling Without Shoes” and the aforementioned “Broken Cassette”, which I didn’t mention is a total gem of a tune.
Check out All Those Ships on Facebook. You can buy his music on Bandcamp.
I definitely remember using a pen to sort out tangled cassette tapes – wow! Your bread looks and sounds really good! :)
Yes! That sickening moment when you try to remove the cassette from the tape deck and the tape is caught. Ugh!
Thanks so much for stopping by. x
I bake with wheat flour all the time – I’ll have to try this!
You’ll have to play ‘Broken Cassette’ while you are baking…..or just sing it. I bet you’ll sound just like All Those Ships. ;-)
Perfect timing for this recipe!
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