Seanna Thomas: ABC Kitchen


Z is for Zucchini Bread

A Classic recipe sweetened with honey

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Zucchini bread is one of those classic recipes that everyone seems to know. Do you have an old recipe card from your Grandmother sitting around in your cupboard, coated with flour? Or maybe you know it by heart and can whip up a batch of bread when company comes, making your house smell amazing.

No matter where you know it from, zucchini bread is popular with everyone because it is delicious. Crunchy and crisp on the outside, moist, fluffy and flavourful on the inside, zucchini bread makes everyone happy. I do a little happy dance every time I make it.

My recipe has the classic flavours of the ones you know without all the sugar and white flour. Trust me, it’s equally delicious.

The key is giving it that extra time in the oven to really crisp up the outside because the added banana makes it extra moist...but don't worry-you can't taste it!

zucchini bread recipe |


1 1/2 cups whole grain flour
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 egg
1/4 cup honey
2 cups zucchini, grated
3 tbsp avocado oil (or whatever you have)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

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 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bread pan, set aside.

 In a medium bowl, combine flour, hemp hearts, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

 In a large bowl, mash banana and add egg, honey, zucchini, oil vanilla, and walnuts (if using).

 Add dry ingredients to wet and fold until JUST incorporated.

 Pour into bread pan and bake for 50 minutes.

 Top should be brown and crispy. Bread is done when a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

 Let cool for 10 minutes then take it out of the pan and leave for another ten minutes on a cooling rack before slicing. Try your best not to devour it before company comes!

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