How are your garden’s doing this year? Mine are struggling a little bit this year with all of the extreme heat here in Utah. I am praying my tomatoes start to grow or I will be devastated. Thankfully, no matter how the rest of my garden is doing, I still have zucchini coming out of my ears! I thought I would share with you some of my favorite zucchini recipes that make this delicious vegetable worth eating…for breakfast, dinner or dessert!

Let’s start with zucchini bread. Many recipes for zucchini bread is dry, flavorless and not worth the calories. I love our recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Bread, but I think I have finally perfected the cinnamon, more traditional version of zucchini bread.  What I did was I took my mother in laws AMAZING banana bread recipe and just swapped out the banana for zucchini, added some cinnamon & a few cinnamon chocolate chips. It worked perfectly and was buttery, sweet, moist & delectable! Want a healthier version? The second time I made this I used 1/2 of the butter amount with pureed white beans and I even liked it better! It was still just as moist, but stayed even a little more light & fluffy–all with half the fat. Bonus!

Zucchini Bread
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup butter (or 1/4 c. butter & 1/4 c. pureed white beans)
  3. 1 cup shredded zucchini
  4. 4 Tbs. sour cream
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1 1/2 cup flour (you can use part wheat flour)
  7. 1 tsp. baking soda
  8. 1 tsp. vanilla
  9. 1/2 tsp. salt
  10. 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
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Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat in the eggs and add the soda and sour cream, Combine the batter together and then add the flour and the rest of the ingredients. Grease and flour two bread loaf pans (you can have one super full bread loaf or two smaller loaves..take your pick). Bake the bread at 350 for 1 hour (plus or minus a few minutes depending how thick your bread is). Once the bread is done, let it rest on the counter for 10 minutes and then knife around the loaf of bread and turn over on the counter to cool.
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20 favorite zucchini recipes:

*Zucchini Pizzas
*Maple Nut Muffins & with Maple Butter Frosting
*Zucchini Tempura Sticks
*Southwestern Zucchini & Corn Saute
*Zucchini Cake with Brown Sugar Crumble
*Zucchini Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting
*Summer Chicken Chili
*Zucchini & Chicken Casserole
*Chocolate Zucchini Cake
*Lemon Zucchini Cookies
*Mystery Zucchini Cobbler
*Zucchini & Eggs
*Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins
 *Zucchini Bran Muffins
*Creamy Garden Pasta
*Creamy Vegetable Soup
*Layered Zucchini Casserole
 *Sausage Tortellini Soup

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 Zucchini Pizzas
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