Monday, September 21, 2009

Chocolate Pear Zucchini Bread


1/3 cup brown sugar
3 TB unsalted butter or Ghee (softened)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce

Mix dry ingredients, add to above mixture & crack 2 large eggs into it:
2 cups flour (quinoa flour optional)
2 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda

Fold in:
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 large Asian pear or 2 smaller pears peeled & cut into chunks
1 cup grated zucchini

Bake at 350 degrees in a loaf pan (9x5x3) for 1 hour. Let it cool & enjoy!

This recipe was inspired by my daughter friend Nguyen, you can check out her blog here.
This week-end my daughter Danielle came to visit me . She wanted to make this Zucchini bread recipe she found from her friend. The funny thing is that Nguyen had converted the recipe from Zucchini to Pear . Danielle forgot that . Since I had already bought the Zucchini we decided to add both the pear and Zucchini. Which made the bread even more moist and nutritious. Love this recipe not to sweet and makes a great quick breakfast for those on the go.

Welcome to my cooking blog.

cooking class 029, originally uploaded by shantishanbon.
This is my very first blog post ever. This photo was taken from my first cooking class, Tofu can be Yummy. Since then, I've taught many more eager students how to make nutritious vegetarian dishes - full of protein. To see more photos from this class view my Flickr page here:

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