Thursday, September 6, 2012

Coconut Zucchini Bread

I was recently given Tropical Tradition coconut oil to try out. I have used coconut oil many times but I find depending on the brand consistency and textures can change a lot. 

I have also found that depending on the recipe, the addition of coconut oil can make the dish really stand out and add another layer of flavor.

Even with all of the zucchini this year I haven't made a zucchini bread.  It is kind of my arch enemy and I stay away.  Let's just say wet zucchini and baked goods do not get along.

For the love all humanity, please soak up the liquid after shredding zucchini.

When I saw this recipe on Two Peas and Their Pod, I couldn't NOT make it. 

Coconut zucchini bread made with coconut oil.  Perfection. I knew it was going to be a recipe I had to make. Tropical Tradition coconut oil was easy to work with, incredibly smooth, and tasted fantastic in this bread.

I have also used it to make several cookies recipes all with great results.

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Coconut Zucchini Bread

by Emily Morris, Two Peas and Their Pod
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast bread coconut zucchini

Ingredients (serves 8)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (squeezed and drained in a paper towel)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

In a separate large bowl, combine shredded zucchini, sugars, coconut oil, yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Stir in the shredded coconut.

Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let zucchini bread cool in pan for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the bread from the pan and cool completely before slicing.
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  1. Oh, I like the idea of making zucchini bread with coconut oil!

  2. This sounds incredible! I love, love, love the use of that coconut oil. I would've never thought to add a coconut kick to zucchini bread. Way to make me hungry again right after I finished dinner...

  3. Using flavored oil always bumps up the flavor and am sure this tender zucchini bread must have been just the perfect breakfast treat. :)

  4. Love the use of coconut oil in this bread. Looks amazing. :)


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