Thursday, September 1, 2011

Zucchini Nutella Blueberry Bread

My favorite summer bread that I have made numerous times this summer!  Easy treat to bake to give as a hostess gift for your Labor Day BBQ!

Zucchini Nutella Blueberry Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon coarse salt

1 ½ cups sugar

3 room eggs temperature
4 oz container plain applesauce
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups freshly grated zucchini (2 small zucchini or 1 large approximately)
1 cup blueberries

1. Preheat oven 350
2. Spray your loaf pan wth non stick baking spray
3. In a bowl put the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and carefully mix ingredients with a dry whisk.
4. In a separate bowl mix together eggs, oil, applesauce, sugar, zucchini and vanilla until very well combined.
5.Gently pour flour mixture into egg mixture and combine by foldng & give a good blend at the end.
6. Take the blueberries with a bit of flour and gently toss (this helps them from falling to the bottom of the batter) and gently fold them into the batter.

Pour the batter into the baking pan. Then drop 3 dollops of Nutella onto the top of the batter and gently with a knife spread through the batter, as the picture shows

Bake for 45-55 before removing from oven test with a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean or alteast dry from the ingrediants not the Nutella.

Enjoy the treat!  I have shared this bread with many this summer & everyone love t and s very surprised to find it isn’t made with butter! 

Peace, Love & Nutella Zucc Bread,