Zucchini grow fast and can get lost under the large leaves. That is exactly what happened to me in 2009 and was left with an overgrown zucchini that produced 2 1/2 lbs of zucchini. Now what to do with this overgrown zucchini?
After making 4 loaves of zucchini bread, I did not feel motivated to search for a new recipe. So what does one do with 2 1/2 lbs of zucchini that you really cant just give away? Not only that but I have not seen a new zucchini bud on my plant. This 5 pounder has really sucked out the energy.
What to do with overgrown zucchini
How to FREEZE ZUCCHINI
MAKE & FREEZE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS
A super moist and delicious classic Zucchini Muffin Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 1 cup chopped walnuts-optional
- Optional Crumb topping
- (1/2 c. regular oats, 1/2 c. brown sugar, 1/4 c. flour, 1/4 t. cinnamon, 1/4 c. butter.) using a fork mix up the topping until pea size and spread onto muffins or bread
Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans or 24 muffin tins Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well.
Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 40 to 60 minutes for bread and 20-25 mins for muffins, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.
Nutrition InformationYield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 217Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 25mgSodium 194mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 2gSugar 15gProtein 4g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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