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A Bread, a Brownie and Wonderful Zucchini All The Way!

22 February 2011 56 Comments

Eggless Zucchini Cake

Sometimes simple things in life can bring in windfall gains and mine came through the wonderful vegetable Zucchini I bought this weekend. Yes, this small veggie got transformed into three different delectable dishes for my family last Sunday. A bread, a brownie and a few pancakes. Thought of posting all together but then restrained myself doing the same, as the post will become too long and will be difficult to categorize all. So here are the two Zucchini delights for you to indulge in…a bread and a brownie. Don’t miss out on the easy & quick breakfast of  Zucchini savory pancakes.

The plain Zucchini bread with no other flavors and very less of sugar tasted very good and was liked by me and my hubby. The chocolate in the brownies marred the flavors and taste of the veggie but anyway became a hit with my kids 🙂

Zucchini – a summer squash is a delicate vegetable from Cucurbitaeae family. It has a very thin & smooth outer peel and soft creamy flesh inside unlike the other cucumber varieties, which makes it a great baking food ingredient. The veggie which was not a common sight a few years back is readily available in the local markets now, so don’t wait just bake or cook something with this wonderful veggie.

A Cake, A Brownie and a Zucchini

Fresh Zucchini

A wonderful vegetable for the summer, try it in salads and refreshing Raitas.

A Cake, A Brownie and a Zucchini

Grated Zucchini, curd and the raisins

Ingredients;

(12 slices of bread)

  • 1/2 cup of Wholewheat flour
  • 1 cup of Refined flour
  • 1 cup of grated Zucchini
  • 1/4 cup curd/yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of Sugar
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • Juice of a small orange
  • 1/4 cup Raisins/cherries
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla essence
A Cake, A Brownie and a Zucchini

Batter ready to go in the oven…

Method; Grease a baking bread tin with oil and preheat in the oven at 180°C for 10 minutes.

Wash and grate the Zucchini, I got 2 cups of it. Take out the juice from the orange and mix it with the grated Zucchini.

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda twice and keep it aside. Take sugar and oil in another vessel and whisk it till the sugar is dissolved. Add curd, vanilla, grated Zucchini, raisins, cherries into it.

A Cake, A Brownie and a Zucchini

Fresh from the oven..

Pour the liquid mixture in the dry flour mix and stir the batter lightly to combine all the ingredients. Pour the batter into the greased bread tin and bake it at 180°C for 30 minutes or till done.

A Cake, A Brownie and a Zucchini

Soft and moist cake..

Cool it completely before slicing the bread. Serve it as it is or sprinkle powder sugar if desired.

A Cake, A Brownie and a Zucchini

Peeping Zucchini speckles…

The bread is very moist and light, raisins in it gives the slight sweet taste to this loaf. I baked both the goodies together, but took out the brownie tray a bit earlier.

Zucchini Brownie

zucchini eggless brownie

Batter ready to go in the oven…

Ingredients;

  • 1 cup Refined flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Zucchini
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. curd/yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tbsp Walnuts
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla essence
A bread, A Brownie and a Zucchini

Zucchini Delights!

Zucchini delights and a perfect way to celebrate a weekend.

A bread, A Brownie and a Zucchini

Mmm…soft and chocolaty!

Method; Grease a square baking tin with oil and preheat in the oven at 180°C for 10 minutes.

Wash and grate the Zucchini. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda twice and keep it aside. Take sugar and oil in another vessel and whisk it till the sugar is dissolved. Add curd, vanilla, grated Zucchini and walnut pieces into it.

A Cake, A Brownie and a Zucchini

pack of two..

Pour the liquid mixture in the dry flour mix and stir the batter lightly to combine all the ingredients. Pour the batter into the greased bread tin and bake it at 180°C for 20 minutes or till done.

A Cake, A Brownie and a Zucchini

Tea time with Zucchini relish..

Cool it completely before slicing the bread. Serve it as it is or sprinkle powder sugar if desired.

A Cake, A Brownie and a Zucchini

see the zucchini peep through..

My son enjoyed this Zucchini brownie more than the plain bread version.

A Cake, A Brownie and a Zucchini

Zucchini delights…

A great way to introduce veggies in kids diet are these delightful Zucchini treats!

Notes;

  1. Since I wanted to make a bread and not a cake the sugar quantity is less. You can increase the quantity if you like much sweeter bread.
  2. Add lemon zest and juice of a lemon for a better flavor.
  3. You can add 1 tbsp of cocoa if you wish to get a chocolaty Zucchini bread, but increase the liquid quantity by 1 tbsp also.
  4. Raisins (Kishmish) and the cherry pieces gives the necessary sweet lift to this moist and very supple bread.
  5. Spread a teaspoonful of any fruit jam and pack it in your kids’ snack box for a healthy treat.

More on the benefits of Zucchini here

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56 Comments »

  • VeenaAravind said:

    Whoa..!! I am dying for this.especially the second one..!!

  • prathibha said:

    My next bread would be this..loved it..looks super moist n yummy..book marked
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  • aipi said:

    Whoo..those are some really cool ways of using zucchini. I made a zucchini choco bread a few days ago n both my kiddo n hubby , who are not very big on zucchini actually enjoyed it 🙂

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  • Meena Thennaapan said:

    Sanjeetha,
    Moist and yummy treats.
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  • Priti said:

    Looks very yum and easy to make ….nice clicks
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  • Raks said:

    Great they look! Yummy,never tried baking with veggie puree,sounds great!
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  • Ekta said:

    all these zucchini creations are awesome !!

  • Nishi said:

    Wow Sanjeeta!!! The bread brownie looks so moist and perfect. Feel like grabbing it right now 🙂

  • Sharmi said:

    very lovely pics, must be yum! craving for some:)
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  • Sharmilee said:

    Wow awesome looking savoury cake with zucchini
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  • Jayasree said:

    My eyes are on the brownie…Both looks very delicious.

  • Mary said:

    I love both these recipes, but I especially like the one for zucchini bread. Your photos are amazing. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  • vaishali said:

    amazing…looks really moist n yum…

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  • Dewi said:

    Lovely and very moist looking bread!
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  • kairali sisters said:

    wow..zucchini is my fav and this bread, brownie everything looks so so so good..

  • Panchpakwan said:

    Both the bread looks sooo delicious..
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  • Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said:

    Wonderful looking bread..healthy and eggless.Looks great.
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  • Nithya said:

    wowwww this is super cool. I’m loving it for the simple procedure and lovely usage of the vegetable. I havent tried anything of this kind before and I am damn eager to give it a shot soon 🙂 Love it totally. Bookmarked the recipe 🙂

  • Deepa said:

    I wanna a slice of it badly after looking at these eye catching clicks

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  • Rosa said:

    I’ll have a big serving of both, please! So lovely.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Swathi said:

    I love zucchini in my desserts both savory and brownie looks delicious.
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  • Priya said:

    Am gonna make some brownies soon with zucchinis..everything looks marvellous Sanjeeta.
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  • Sadhana said:

    Love both you bread and brownie. But my vote is for the bread for the beautiful moist light texture.

  • Vaishali said:

    Sanjeeta, Zucchini bread’s definitely one of the highlights of summer when this versatile veggie grows plentifully in our yard. I’ve never tried it in a brownie before– sounds really interesting and looks delicious.
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  • Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said:

    superb, amazing and delish, those are the three words from me for 3 of your these recipes. I have to bookmark it

  • Maria @ Scandifoodie said:

    That looks incredibly moist and delicious! I’ll have to try this recipe 🙂

  • Sra said:

    That bread with flecks of green is really pretty!

  • Sarah said:

    Nice clicks…great recipe an da good read..yumm!!
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  • FOODESSA said:

    Sanjeeta…you’ve certainly been one busy bee baker lately.
    Everthing looks so scrumptious.

    BTW…I’ve been meaning to tell you that I used your kiwi muffin recipe, however, I tried it with non-gluten ‘Sorghum flour’…and the result was quite satisfying…thanks my friend for giving me an extra use of the kiwi ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia
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  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Foodessa, thanks for buzzing the sweet notes! And looking forward to see those Sorghum flour Kiwi fruit muffins eagerly.
    Take care.

  • Rachana said:

    I would love to have a big fat slice of both, please. Yumm!
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  • Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said:

    Great looking duo!
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  • Cham said:

    I love the brownie idea, definitely none will find out the veggie, and bread is awesome too!

  • Nidhya said:

    Wow, wonderful treats with zucchini…looks so moist and refreshing..love the brownie

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  • Julie M. said:

    I adore zucchini in sweets. Both these treats look positively delightful!
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  • Miri said:

    Wow – how inventive! This looks really good – I am going to check out the savoury pancakes now.

  • Dibs said:

    very nice! love the looks of the cake!
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  • Anna Johnston said:

    Lady, you really know how to use up a zucchini so, so well. I’m loving all the recipes, have never had zucchini brownies, so I’m excited to try that.
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  • Joanne said:

    You totally used that zucchini to it’s full capacity! Everything looks so delicious.
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  • Nidhya said:

    A few cool awards are waiting for you in my blog, so check it out and collect from me.

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  • Shandy said:

    What an amazing post! I love both recipes and can not wait to try both versions, YUM. Thank you for stopping by my blog too! Happy baking, Shandy
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  • Priya said:

    Came to know a lot about you by veena…She jus cant stop praising you…Luv to c ur all the healthy and delightful recipes on desserts and cakes…Fantabulous job…I luv the zuchini in pizzas and cakes,but first time seeing in brownies…Luv to have them for sure…

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Priya, Thanks 🙂
    I feel that if a person is good at heart the whole world seems the same to her…and Veena is one such person!

  • Sweet Artichoke said:

    Both the cake and the brownies look awesome: moist and spongy! Perfect treat for the week-end!

  • Reeni said:

    I just love zucchini too – I have four in my fridge right now! Your treats look so delicious – each and every one! I am especially liking your scrumptious brownies!
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  • Heavenly Housewife said:

    It looks like you’ve been baking up a storm. They both look great, which one is mine daaaahling?
    Have a great weekend ahead.
    *kisses* HH

  • Namitha said:

    wow..I’ve never had zucchini in brownies..Love that zucchini click 🙂
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  • MaryMoh said:

    Wow…that’s just amazing how you use zucchini to make such wonderful desserts. Love it 😀
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  • Monet said:

    I adore zucchini…and i Loved seeing what you did with this great summer veggie! Thank you for sharing and for the kind words you left on my own blog. I hope you have a restful Sunday full of love and laughter!

  • gloria said:

    Love zucchinio and all look wonderful!! great ideas!! gloria

  • Patty said:

    Love it!!! made 3 times already and my kids love it!!!

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Patty, so happy o know that your family liked these bread. Happy baking.

  • Anusha said:

    Hi,

    Could you please help me in clarifying some doubts?
    1)It looks like you have grated the zucchini without peeling first.
    Can I also peel it and grate?

    2)Is it ok to use tropicana orange juice instead of squeezing from a fresh orange ? If so, what quantity should be used?

    3) does the yogurt need to be full fat? Is it ok to use greek yogurt non fat as well ?

    4)Is it possible to bake these into muffins as well ? If so, what would be the cooking time and does the oven temp vary ?

    Thank you
    Anusha

    P.S. Awesome website. Bake something yummy that is butterless, eggless with greek yogurt soon !!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    Hi Anusha, Thanks for trying out recipes from Lite Bite and glad that you are liking what you have baked. Am clarifying some of your doubts below;

    1)It looks like you have grated the zucchini without peeling first.
    Can I also peel it and grate?
    Zucchini skin is almost paper thin and you don’t need to peel it, but if you wish you can. Moreover most of the nutrients are stored just under the peels of veggies and fruits 🙂

    2)Is it ok to use tropicana orange juice instead of squeezing from a fresh orange ? If so, what quantity should be used?
    Yes you can replace it with the same amount mentioned in the recipe.

    3) does the yogurt need to be full fat? Is it ok to use greek yogurt non fat as well ?
    I use skimmed milk yogurt. Greek yogurt is slightly thick and you need to adjust the liquid content of the recipe accordingly.

    4)Is it possible to bake these into muffins as well ? If so, what would be the cooking time and does the oven temp vary ?
    Oh..yes muffins are the easiest and quickest bet in baking!

    Hope your doubts are cleared, happy baking. Hugs.

  • Anusha said:

    Hi,

    I used almost half a cup orange juice and made this yesterday. The softness of the bread blew me away. My son loves it. What more can you ask for ? :)Have you tried this bread with any other vegetable other than grated zucchini? Would love to know.

    Anusha

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    Hi Anusha, Am so happy that you loved what you baked! Yes, you can replace Zucchini with grated carrots, sweet potato or even bottle gourd in the recipe. Just check the liquid ingredients as each veggie varies in water content.
    Happy baking.

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