Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday Mmmorning

Something attacked my zucchini plants this year and then 100+ degree weather for weeks did them in. The tomatoes are loving the sun & heat but the zucchini not so much. I'm back to buying them. For those of you with the typical summer onslaught. Here's something yummy you can do with them...

Mmmm this and a Cherry Berry Cottage Smoothie was today's breakfast. What a yummy way to start the day and my house smells amazing. Nice that it's cooler I've been wanting to bake and I finally don't mind having the oven on. I made 2 versions one with all zucchini and one with zucchini & banana. Both were yummy.

Shelly's Zucchini Nut Mini Loaf

3/4 cup Spelt Flour
1/2 cup Vanilla Protein Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ground Clove
dash of Salt
1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
2 Eggs, beaten
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
4 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
* 1 cup (1 small) Zucchini, grated & squeezed dry + 1 Banana, cubed OR 2 cups (2 small) Zucchini, grated & squeezed dry

Preheat oven to 350. Line a mini loaf tin with paper liners. Mix all ingredients together till combined.

Fill liners 3/4 full with batter. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until a tester inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 3 minutes.

Transfer to wire cooling rack to cool completely. Store in a sealed container to keep them soft and moist. Makes 8. They are great toasted too.


Anonymous said...

Hey stranger, I just watched the movie "Julie and Julia" and thought of your blog. Hope all is well in your world.

-Peter Adonis

Miss Soul said...

I've been on the look for a good zucchini bread recipe, and this is wls friendly too...very exciting.

emily said...

These look vaguely familiar! ;)

Meg said...

Those sound delicious! My zucchini isn't too happy either, so I think I'll be picking some up this weekend to make this.

Libby said...

Hi there, Where did you find the mini-loaf pan liners? I haven't seen them around, and am having a hard time finding them via google! Help!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Peter, I need to make my blog rounds and see how everyone is. I'm well. Hope you are too. I'll come check on you ;)


Hope you guys enjoy them!


Found the liners at Joann's Wilton makes them... or online at

:) ~Michelle

Barb said...

I made these last night, and they were absolutely amazing! I just used some Pam instead of liners and they came out great. They were smaller then I thought they'd be, but are actually perfect size for post-WLS. Any ideas on a chocolatey version?! =)

tailynn said...

The weather is so strange, you just eneded a heatwave while CT just began one. I've totally given up on my zucchini, between the rain and slugs they're goners. The acron squash, peppers and tomatos are doing well.

jwright280 said...

Shelly, I just made the batter for your Zucchini Nut Mini Loaf, and mine seems much denser (less liquid) than yours. The only liquid ingredients are eggs, Torani Syrup, vanilla and oil, right? My recipe didn't fill the 8 mini loaf cups 3/4 full, so I'm wondering if I missed something. Thanks! Julie

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Julie, Yep you got it. Maybe your zucchini was smaller or less water content. Toss a banana in the batter which is my favorite combo. Sweeter :)


Anonymous said...

Hey Michelle these look amazing!! Do you think they would be alright with the walnuts and coconut in them? I don't like nuts in breads and I don't care for coconut at all! Plz let me I really wanna try this as muffins! Thanks Hun keep up the great job, my husband said you are an angel sent to his stomach since my surgery or he would starve lol..

Michelle "Shelly" said...

:) I love when the husbands and whippersnappers like stuff too. The coconut you don't taste but you could replace with more flour or almond meal. The walnuts you could omit or add raisins or cranberries or a few SF chocolate chips or something like that.