It's full confession time: I am what I call a "wishful gardener." This is usually my pattern in the springtime: Get lots of flowers, veggies and other plants. Plant them and be super enthusiastic about them and care for them as much as I can. Then, when summer rolls around and I get busy- many of my plants die and I can only manage to care for a few. This is what happened to my veggies this year- including my "wishful" zucchini plant. So, instead of having an overabundance of zucchini growing in my garden that I need to use up, I made this yummy bread because I bought a bit too much zucchini at the store and didn't want it to go to waste!
There is my full confession as a wishful gardener! I really do love gardens and plants, but so often my passion for food wins in the end! So, since I have been able to keep a few pots of flowers in front of my house alive this very dry summer, I will stick to that in the coming years. Next season for my deck I will be planting a few pots of succulents or other low water plants and planting more bushes and low water natives in my backyard. It is better for the earth and better for me- no gardening guilt! Ha ha!
Here's the yummy recipe for the bread that came of buying too much zucchini!
Lemon Ginger Zucchini Bread:
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
zest of 2 small lemons or one large lemon
1 1/2 cups finely shredded zucchini
3/4 cup cassava flour
1 1/4 cups almond flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
1. Heat the oven to 375 F.
2. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with coconut oil or pan spray.
3. Mix the wet ingredients together. Mix the dry ingredients together with a whisk.
4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes. Then, add the batter to the pan.
5. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (no wet batter is attached)
-Let the loaf cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.