I haven’t made a “new” bread at my house in quite sometime. I have to be honest I have been playing with/obsessing over new essential oils for my peeps….yup going all earthy on you guys! ;) Well, I am only half kidding. I mean this whole idea of less chemicals and less medicine is really something I am aiming for. Nothing against it but I am not a big fan of popping a pill for every little ache and pain….but this isn’t about me hugging trees and making magic potions….although a good quick bread could be considered a magic potion that would heal many many ailments if you ask me. Then again I think food is love so what do I know?
Let’s not waste anymore of our valuable time and let’s see what this magical bread is all about!
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup oats (regular not quick)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter melted
2 bananas, mashed
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup (or more depending on how crazy your day has been going, see note) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan, set aside.
In a medium bowl combine your flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves and oats. Set aside.
In a large bowl mix your melted butter and your sugar. Add your eggs and combine well. Add your mashed bananas. Add your flour mixture at once and mix until just combined. Using a spatula fold in your shredded zucchini. Finally add your chocolate chips (if using). Pour your batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake in your preheated oven for 60-70 minutes. Let cool completely.
Note: I was going to say the chocolate chips were optional but by 6am I was dealing with: broken TV, an over-flowing toilet, two cranky teenagers, one crazy dog and spilled coffee….then by 10am: went for a run, fell at mile 1, broke skin on hands and right leg, kept on running (and bleeding…gross) to 5 miles, broke my favorite water bottle, 3 phone calls from the Canadian Passport office (as if I am applying to be the Prime Minister!)…this day needed CHOCOLATE!
AND THEN….I got stuck on the phone with the TV guy for what seems like an eternity and he told me his life story…I wish I was kidding: he has a wife named Miracle and a daughter named Isabelle….what are the chances?!
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Peace and This Day Needed Some Magic,