Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fiber-Full Zucchini Bread

Look good??
It is!
Look like too many for dinner?
Garden Fresh!

I woke up this morning to two things staring me in the face!

1. A whole bunch of very large zucchini that we've been picking from our garden and that I need to do something with
2. A huge pot of pinto beans that I cooked all night in my crock-pot.

So I did the only thing that made sense. Took a little of 1 and a little of 2. Mixed them together and created some tasty, full of fiber, zucchini bread.

Did you know you could do that?

I used this recipe, because I just love Paula Deen.
But.....Mrs. Paula Deen likes sugar more than I do so I reduced the sugar from 3 cups to 1 1/2 cup. It totally worked.
And the beans, yep I just smashed them up and added them into the bread in place of the oil. So instead of adding 1 whole cup of oil to my bread I added 1 cup of healthy beans, mashed with a little of their own juice.
Oh, and people, I sub whole wheat flour for everything so that is just a given.

This bread was a hit for my family and my girlfriend had no idea there were beans in there!


  1. I know I will sound stupid asking this but how do you prepare dried beans. The only dried beans/thing I have used are split peas for soup. I have a ton of dried beans and want to learn how to use them in yummy recipes.
    Maybe you should do a whole post on this subject!

  2. you are amazing, I learn so much from you, and it just is so great to have someone I love and trust guiding me in this life change of being you are what you eat!