Monday, September 16, 2013

vegan orange zucchini bread

the goods:
2 small zucchini, grated (2 cups)
3 cups flour
1 scant teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1/3 cup vegetable oil
zest of one orange
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 teaspoon orange zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 loaf pans. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix well with a whisk and make a well in the center. In a glass measuring cup, combine applesauce, orange zest, juice, vanilla, oil, and sugar; mix with a fork. Add to the flour mixture and fold gently until combined. Fold in zucchini and divide the batter between the 2 prepared pans.
Bake for 40 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Then run a small knife around the loaf to gently separate it from the pan. Place the loaves on a wire rack with wax paper below it to finish cooling.
Prepare the glaze: Mix the remaining orange juice and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in a small bowl. Add the remaining zest and stir until combined. While the bread is still warm, spoon the glaze onto the top of each loaf and let is drip down the sides. Cool completely before slicing and serving.

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