I've been a regular follower of Healthy Food For Living for a while now but have never made any of Lauren's recipes until now. Again, because I'm lazy. I love all the beautiful drool-worthy food photos on her site and the best part is that all the recipes are healthier versions of their former selves. So you can have your
Lauren subbed whole wheat pastry flour for regular all-purpose, added some chocolate chips and made it in a 9x5 pan. Sounds good to me, where do I sign up?
I'm not going to go into too much details on the step since I followed the recipe almost to a T except for making those minor modifications mentioned above. I forgot to add the chocolate chips though. :(
Here's what it looked like out of the oven.
It was moist! I have to give it that. That's about all I'm giving it though. There was a strong olive oil taste that did not sit quite right with me. Plus, and I realize that I had made modifications to make it healthier but it was noticeable. Not in a good way. For one, it needs a whole lot more sugar and this is coming from someone who always orders things half sweet or quarter sweet. Secondly, it needed butter...that's all that needs to be said about that. In conclusion, I realized that I would rather eat one slice of regular zucchini bread than a whole loaf of healthy zucchini bread. Although my sister made a vegan one once and it was pretty tasty.