July 16, 2015

Farm Fresh Zucchini Bread

zucchini bread ingredients

A few months ago we received some impressive organic flours from Nash’s small family farm and we have been looking for a good excuse to give them a try. Nash’s grains and flours are unique because they grow and grind their flour at their certified organic mill located on their farm. It is very unusual for grain to be grown and ground at the same location, especially an organic, completely non-GMO grain. Since the flours are ground from organic whole grain, it ensures that you get all the goodness and nourishment that nature intended.

Because it is summer and zucchini is delightfully plentiful, we decided to try our hand at making farm fresh Spiced Zucchini Bread. Our version uses less sugar than traditional zucchini bread and we have swapped out canola oil in place of olive oil. Trust us, this recipe will become a summer staple around your house and the perfect complement to your morning cup of coffee. Enjoy!

This makes one 9×5-inch loaf.

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
2/3 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
3 small to medium eggs
1 1/2 cups of Nash’s Organic White Wheat Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups grated zucchini (about 1 large or 2 smaller ones)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the two sugars, oil, vanilla and eggs.

In a smaller bowl, blend flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and salt. Add this flour mixture to the egg/sugar mixture and blend well. Stir in the grated zucchini. Pour batter into the greased and floured pan, spreading evenly. 

Bake 50-55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (my loaf was done in 50 minutes). Cool in pan 10 minutes; then remove from pan and cool completely before slicing.


zucchini_bread_cut 2How To Add Nash's Flour, Zucchini and Eggs To Your Delivery: CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery.

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