Thursday, September 23, 2010

Zucchini Bread Recipe (Regular and Gluten-Free)


2 eggs, beaten

1 1/3 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 cups grated fresh zucchini

2/3 cup melted unsalted butter

2 teaspoons baking soda

Pinch salt

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

1 cup dried cranberries or raisins (optional)


1 Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix in the grated zucchini and then the melted butter. Sprinkle baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour, a third at a time. Sprinkle in the cinnamon and nutmeg and mix. Fold in the nuts and dried cranberries or raisins if using.

2 Divide the batter equally between 2 buttered 5 by 9 inch loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour (check for doneness at 50 minutes) or until a wooden pick inserted in to the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire racks to cool thoroughly.

Makes 2 loaves.

Zucchini Muffins - Gluten-Free


1-1/2 pounds zucchini squash

1 medium-sized onion, grated

4 eggs, separated

1 cup potato starch salt and white pepper to taste


Peel zucchini, then grate on the course side of a grater. Beat the egg yolks. Add the beaten egg yolks and onion. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix to blend.

In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Gently fold the stiffly beaten egg whites and potato starch into the yolk mixture. Spoon batter into greased muffin cups. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 50 minutes. Yields 18. 

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