Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Camp Day Butterfly Bento

contents: corn, snap peas, carrot, strawberry and blueberries, butterfly grilled cheese, graham bunnies, and "chocolate cake" ( zucchini bread with flax seed, oats, banana, applesauce, and a smidge of cocoa).

"Chocolate Cake" Zucchini Bread
Makes 2 loaves

1 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats or fresh ground oats
4 TB ground flax seed
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 TB cocoa
4 eggs (or Egg Beaters to cut some calories)
1/3 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup applesauce
2 medium overripe bananas, mashed (the riper, the sweeter)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups shredded zucchini

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together white flour, wheat flour, oats, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, and salt.
In a separate bowl beat the eggs.
Add the sugar, oil, applesauce, and mashed bananas to the eggs; mix well.
Add the vanilla.
Combine the wet and dry mixtures. Stir until just combined.
Fold in the zucchini
Pour into 2 lightly greased loaf pans (9x5-inch).
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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