Sometimes I just need a treat. A rich, filling, carbo loaded sweet treat with just the right amount of crunch. But, call me crazy, I still need to have some type of health benefit in my dessert to remove the element of guilt. This zucchini bread is balanced with everything I need to enjoy a dessert. The week after Easter I used my superpowers to keep from chowing on my innocent children’s Easter candy so I rewarded myself with a slice (or three) of this delicious (and a little healthy) zucchini bread! Here is the recipe so that you to have some too.

Sinful zucchini bread with just enough healthy ingredients to remove the guilt @dapperhouse

You will need:

  • 3 cups grated fresh zucchini (3 – 4 whole zucchini)
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 shakes of salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cups wheat germ
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Fresh Zucchini makes a sinful dessert bread @dapperhouse #recipe

1. Shed zucchini and squeeze out excess water until you have 3 cups. Set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl beat together eggs, sugars, oil and vanilla.

3. Add to the bowl: flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

4. all ingredients together.

5. Add drained zucchini.

6. Mix well.

7. Pour batter into 2 greased bread loaf pans.

8. Bake for 1 hour at 350°, or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.

9. Let cool completely before serving.

Sinfully delicious zucchini bread #recipe with just enough healthy ingredients to remove the guilt @dapperhouse #bread @oliveoil #