It’s harvest time!  Here is a quick tip for freezing zucchini bread for later in the year…grate the zucchini and then puree the grated zucchini.

When I first started trying to preserve the harvest, I knew that I didn’t like grated zucchini in my zucchini bread.  I don’t like to find chunks of veggies in the bread and the kiddos hate it.  Sooooooo.  First I tried chopping the zucchini into largish chunks and then pureeing it.  That was a miserable experience.  Uneven, clumps of mushed zucchini.  Yuck.  Finally, I found out that if I put it through the grater first, it would puree beautifully!

Grated Zucchini in the Processor

Zucchini Puree - Ready to Freeze

Perfect to freeze.  I pour it into 2 cup portions in Tupperware containers, label, and stick them in the freezer.  When you go to use the zucchini, some of the liquid separates out as it defrosts.  That’s okay.  I just drain off the water and use the remaining pulp and it always turns out great.

Here is a link to a great recipe from Jaynell at Easy Going Organizer to use up that puree! This is pretty close to the recipe I have used for years, but she adds nutmeg, which sounds awesome to me – I can’t wait to try it.

And here is another link to another recipe that is supposed to be awesome from Mavis over at One Hundred Dollars a Month (with chocolate chips!  Which is, in my humble opinion, the best way to eat almost anything!)

 

 

 

2 Responses to Quick Zucchini Bread Tip for Preserving the Harvest

  1. veera says:

    but i dont have any zucchini :( no harvest here…..sob sob

    • Kate says:

      I will have to have John bring you a basket of goodies. Let me know what day you will be in the office next and I will see what I can do.

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