Wednesday, August 20, 2008

zucchini baseball bat

Living with friends (and their garden) has given me the chance to experiment with zucchini. I love to play with recipes and try to figure out how to make them healthy and still have them taste good. I'm no expert at this- but sometimes I make a good combination and love that it is good for me too... (and sometimes at the grocery store bobby just wonders out loud about when he will get to have milk with fat, hamburger instead of ground turkey, and good ole' white flour-- don't feel too sorry for him, I love him so much I give him more than his share of ice cream!)

This Zucchini was one we pulled from the garden. I pretty much had to brace my back as I held it over the trash bag peeling it. IT WAS HUGE! I swear it was fatter that a baseball bat...

Here is the recipe I liked most out of my zucchini experiments ( this zucchini had enough in it for many experimental batches!) I read through the reviews that then tweaked it replacing most of the oil with applesauce, eggs with egg beaters, and then used oat bran instead of wheat germ (mostly because that is what I had) and used only wheat flour. It was really moist (but I did miss the crunchy crust of other breads a little bit) I guess I'll keep experimenting!


Annalisa said...

our experiment with zucchini years and years ago was cutting it in half, emptying the seeds and filling with mashed potatoes and baking with cheese on top, yum!

jeanie said...

I love zucchini and love zucchini bread. I am now on the hunt for a good chocolate zucchini muffin recipe!