Zucchini Ginger Bread Nonesuch
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Recipe type: quick bread of a nonesuch nature
Cuisine: mammoth-zucchini-uses
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Serves: 4-6
 
What do you do when your mild-mannered zucchini plants turns out squash big enough to fend off a wild animal? Why, you grind it up and make bread, silly, the very best zucchini bread you've ever eaten!
Ingredients
  • cooking spray
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses OR honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ cups shredded zucchini
  • 3 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup candied ginger, minced very fine
  • And for the optional icing:
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon + ⅛ tsp ginger + ⅛ tsp cloves + 1 Tb minced candied ginger
  • enough table cream to make a creamy icing
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray 2 9x5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray and line with parchment cut to fit the bottom of the pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, molasses or honey, vegetable oil, milk and eggs until thoroughly combined.
  3. Stir in the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, candied ginger, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Gently mix in the shredded zucchini, and stir in the flour, until just-moist.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pans, to ½" from the tops of the pans.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the loaves are browned and springy to the touch, 50 to 60 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of a loaf should come out clean. Allow to cool in pans for about 10 minutes before removing to finish cooling on racks.
  7. Mix confectioner's icing, spices and table cream to make a creamy icing, and dribble over the top of the loaves, if desired. Sop up the extra icing on your finger and place in your mouth. You've worked hard. You deserve this bit of delight.
Recipe by vomitingchicken.com at http://vomitingchicken.com/zucchini-ginger-bread-nonesuch/