Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
"This savory recipe makes a distinctive change from sweet zucchini bread and uses harvest from your herb garden, too. Spread slices with softened goat cheese for an appetizer or serve as an accompaniment to a main-dish soup or salad." -Hobbyfarmers.com
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons of your favorite fresh herbs (such as dill and parsley or rosemary, basil, and oregano, chopped)
- 2 tablespoons green onions or 2 tablespoons shallots, finely chopped
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 cup zucchini, shredded
- Combine dry ingredients, herbs, green onions or shallots and cheese; stir to mix well.
- In a separate bowl, beat eggs lightly; add oil and milk, and mix well.
- Stir in zucchini.
- Add liquid ingredients with zucchini to flour mixture and stir just until all ingredients are moistened; do not overmix.
- Pour into a greased and floured 8- by 4-inch loaf pan, and smooth top of batter.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let loaf stand for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
This was excellent - very moist and flavorful. For the fresh herb, we used basil. In place of the eggs, we used 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters. For the olive oil, we used 2 tablespoons Canola oil and 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce. We also used skim milk. These changes reduced the fat in the entire loaf of bread by 31 grams, the cholesterol by a whopping 417 milligrams and increased the protein by 9 grams. It was DELICIOUS! We also sprinkled some dry crumbled thyme on top before putting it in the oven.
Wow, this is really good. I used a sharp cheese and fresh herbs (mostly thyme plus some marjoram and rosemary). I also used spring onions. I salted the zucchini and let it drain some of the excess water out, which left the batter dry... but it turned out great.
This was great, lovely flavour & texture, I made it to go along with some soup using a mix of tasty & parmesan cheese and adding garlic granules along with some chives, dill & chervil dry spice mix I had on hand. Will be making this often. Thanks for posting!