Zucchini Bread

by , from Heaven’s Banquet: Vegetarian Cooking for Lifelong Health the Ayurveda Way

Zucchini Bread

Makes one 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 cups drained grated zucchini
  • ¼ cup melted ghee or butter
  • 1¼ cups raw or packed brown sugar
  • 1¼ cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup raisins or chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and lightly flour a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
  2. Mix the zucchini, ghee or butter, and sugar.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients together and add to the zucchini mixture.
  4. Add the buttermilk and mix just until all the ingredients are blended. Stir in the raisins or dates and the nuts.
  5. Spoon into the baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for about 1 hour.