Zucchini Bread

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This zucchini bread is one of my favorite recipes and favorite things to make in the summertime. Still light and fresh while being just sweet enough to satisfy a craving. I’ll usually eat some in the morning for breakfast or in the evening as an after-dinner treat. In order to make this, you’ll need:

Ingredients

2 cups grated zucchini (1 or 2 zucchini, depending on the size)

3/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)

3 eggs

2  + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 + 3/4 cup flour

1 + 1/3 cup sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1 + 1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp ground ginger

To start, grate the zucchini and squeeze out the excess moisture. Add the zucchini to a mixing bowl and combine with the melted butter, milk, vanilla, and eggs. Once the wet ingredients are throughly mixed, add in the dry ingredients until a semi-thick batter is formed. Make sure not to over-stir. Pour the batter into a well-greased bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes. Once the bread is removed from the oven, I like to let it sit in the pan for roughly ten minutes before flipping it over onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Let me know if you make this recipe and enjoy!

 

 

 

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Pizza Bread

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A few weeks ago, I went to one of my favorite restaurants in my neighborhood where I splurged on their incredible pizza bread. As a self-proclaimed carb queen, I had pretty high expectations and this bread did not disappoint. As I found myself craving more later in the week, I came up with this copycat recipe that dare I say was better than the original. To recreate it, you’ll need:

1 loaf Italian bread

1/4 cup olive oil (or more depending on the size of your loaf)

1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoon parsley

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 log mozzarella cheese

Marinara sauce (I used the Thrive Market Organic Marinara)

Pepperoni slices

Fresh basil (optional)

To start, preheat the oven to 375 degrees slice the italian bread 3/4 of the way through so that the bottom is still intact. Mix the olive oil, garlic powder, parsley, salt, and pepper together and use a pastry brush to lightly brush the mixture onto each side of the slices you have created. Insert a folded slice of pepperoni into each of the bread slices that you have created and then layer slices of mozzarella on top of the loaf. Bake the bread for approximately ten minutes (or until the cheese is fully melted). While the bread is baking, heat up the marinara sauce in a small bowl and then set to the side. Once the cheese is fully melted and the bread is thoroughly warmed, garnish with shredded fresh basil. Tear, dip, and enjoy!