So I had this huge zucchini that was hiding in my garden. I thought "I love zucchini bread- I want to make that!"
I am also a huge fan of pumpkin, but most pumpkin flavored things are full of crap. I was feeling creative so I wanted to see if I could make a healthier version of the traditional favorite. My plan was to not use butter or oil, and instead to use extra eggs. By golly it worked, and I may have eaten four of them before they even cooled.
I also found a lazy way to "grate" zucchini. Put it in the food processor!
Preheat the oven to 350 and mix the wet and dry separately first-
Can of pumpkin
"aggressive splash" of vanilla extract
2 cups of zucchini (squeeze the excess water out)
3 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
about 1/3 cup of sugar....I don't like sweet.
1 teaspoon baking soda (I used a bit more because I wanted them to rise)
(1/2 teaspoon of cloves would be awesome, but I didn't have any)
(nuts would also be awesome....thought about this one when they were in the oven...oops)
Then I mixed it all together and at this point decided on muffins instead of bread. SPRAY MUFFIN TIN with coconut oil or something else (ok...I guess I used a lil oil). Place in your pre-heated oven (350) I started checking on them after 25 minutes but I am at altitude. When the house starts to smell good I start looking. If you are making bread it will take at least 45 mins.
Viola! Pretty easy and they were tasty.