HOLIDAY SPICED ZUCCHINI BREAD
makes one loaf
1.75 cups (227g) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
heaping 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 large egg
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar (50g)
1/2 cup (110g) coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup honey (85g)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons brandy or bourbon (optional)
1.5 cups grated zucchini- do not pat dry (about one large zucchini)
1/2 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional but recommended)
1/2 cup fresh cranberries (optional but recommended)
Butter the inside of one loaf pan (8.5×4.5inch or 9x5inch) and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare dry ingredients:
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl:
Beat the egg with brown sugar for about a minute then beat in oil, honey, vanilla, and brandy (if using). Mix in zucchini. Mix in dry ingredients until all combined. Fold in with a spatula the chocolate chips and cranberries.
350 degrees F for 45-55 min, until golden brown on top and when a knife or toothpick comes out of the center clean.