Yes this is a treat because it contains sugar. But as far as treats go this is a very healthy and satisfying choice. Skeptics have been pleasantly surprised. 😉
2 c flour (I used a mixture of spelt, teff, brown rice and ground flax seeds)
2 tsp cinnamon
1.5 tsp baking soda
.75 tsp baking powder
.25 tsp salt
2 c sugar (Not White Sugar… I used demerara, but suconaut or coconut palm sugar would work. You also can reduce the sugar for a less sweet bread)
¾ c aroma-free coconut oil or grapeseed oil
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 c grated zucchini
1.5 c grated sweet potato
1 chopped toasted walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease and flour a loaf pan.
Stir first 5 ingredients into a medium bowl. Beat sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix in vegetables. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir well.
Bake 1 hour 20 min. Cool in pan for 15 minutes.
Can be kept at room temperature or be frozen if wrapped well.
Nutritional Information per serving: Calories: 325, Fat: 18.2g, Sodium: 174.4mg, Carbs: 36.5g, Fibre: 2.8g, Sugar: 25.5g, Protein: 4.4g.
Lisa Goddard is a Certified Pilates Instructor with special training in Pre and Post-Natal Pilates. She co-owns Balanced Motion Pilates and Yoga Studio in New Liskeard, ON