Zucchini-Pineapple Bread

Crushed pineapple gives this classic sweet bread an unexpected twist.

Zucchini-Pineapple Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (120 g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅔ cup (135 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup (50 g) pineapple
  • 1½ cup (190 g) zucchini, diced
  • ½ cup (90 g) chopped nuts
  • ½ cup (70 g) raisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray an 8 1/2-inch x 4 1/2-inch (21.25-cm x 11.25-cm) loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  3. Place egg, sugar, vanilla, pineapple, and zucchini into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  4. Select Variable 1.
  5. Turn on machine and slowly increase speed to Variable 4.
  6. Blend for 10-15 seconds. Stop machine and remove lid.
  7. Add dry ingredients to the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  8. Select Variable 5.
  9. Blend for 20 seconds or until mixed, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades. Do not over mix.
  10. Stop machine. Gently stir in nuts and raisins by hand.
  11. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Notes

Variation: Use 3/4 cup (150 g) of wheat berries in place of whole wheat flour. Grind berries into flour using the Vitamix Dry Grains container for 1 minute on High prior to using in recipe.