Bake, Clean, Eat

Well, due to the ground/soil being too wet, our plans for yard work didn’t quite pan out as anticipated…and I was totally fine with that!  That just meant I had extra time for grocery shopping and inventing my own zucchini & pineapple bread before lunch.

Zucchini-Pineapple Bread

Zucchini Pineapple Bread w/ Pecans


Ingredients
Makes 1 Loaf

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • (can also use 8oz of fresh, diced pineapple)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated organic zucchini (skin on)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Stevia
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 cup crushed pecans

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pecans.
  2. In another bowl, mix oil, eggs, Stevia, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Fold in pineapple and zucchini. Add flour mixture to the zucchini mixture. Pour batter into a well greased bread pan (approximately 9″ x 5″).
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.

My intention was to make this as sugar free as possible, however many zucchini bread recipes call for 1-2 cups of sugar.  I substituted a touch of Stevia and honey to sweeten this (minimally) instead.  If you don’t care about sugar content, then go ahead and sugar away!




Saturday Lunch:

Chicken Breast, Spinach, Cucumber, Quinoa, Feta
Lychee-Pear Green Tea

It’s my day-off the gym, so I’ve spent the majority of the afternoon cleaning bathrooms and sorting through my closet.  I’ll be paying the consignment store a visit tomorrow!

I’m off to make some Fish Tacos for tonight’s Bitchin’ In The Kitchen… Mexican Theme!  A group of my girlfriends gets together once every month or two at someone’s house for our traditional “BITK” night.  It’s always a blast.  The idea was for everyone to bring recipe cards and exchange them with one another, but typically we just end up stuffing our faces, drinking wine, and having a dance party in the living room.

Have a good Saturday night!

Off to the consignment store we go!


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