Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Zucchini Banana Bread

As you might know that zucchini is very good for health. It is low in calories and rich in dietary fibers which aids in digestion and prevents constipation. Besides, zucchini also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Hence, it is very important to incorporate zucchini in your diet.

The recipe below is made from a combination of banana and zucchini. Banana is an instant source of energy and unless you are dieting to reduce weight, inclusion of banana in your daily meal contributes to solve a lot of your health problems. For details, please go through the following link:

Without any doubt, Zucchini Banana Bread serves you a healthy way to begin your day. One slice of this bread with tea or coffee or milk makes a happening breakfast, ideal for busy couples.

Ingredients:                                              Cooking time: 1 hr 20 mins approx.
ü  2 medium sized fresh zucchini (grated)
ü  4 medium sized over ripe bananas, mashed
ü  2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
ü  2 eggs, beaten
ü  1 cup vegetable oil
ü  1 1/2 tsp baking powder
ü  1 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
ü  1 tsp ground cinnamon
ü  1 tsp vanilla essence
ü  1/2 tsp salt
Note: You may add dried fruits, raisins or choco chips at the end to add to the taste.
1) In a mixing bowl, combine all the wet ingredients and whisk well into a smooth mixture.
2)  In another mixing bowl, mix in the dry ingredients and then pour the wet mixture little by little into the dry mixture. Stir till all the ingredients are incorporated.
3) Preheat oven to 350 degree F/180 degree C. Grease a baking pan with oil and flour. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for an hour or so till a toothpick inserted at the centre comes out clean.
4) Allow to cool before slicing the cake.

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