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Zucchini Bread

A few days ago I posted my review of Brown Cow Cream Top Greek Yogurt (speaking of which, this site go over and enter to win the giveaway!). I knew I wanted to make some sort of quick-bread with the plain Greek Yogurt and decided on Zucchini bread. I had never even tasted Zucchini bread before, but I had a feeling I would love it. And I was right! Not only did I really like this bread, prothesis but my entire family did, too- we finished off pretty much the entire loaf the day I made it.

Because our oven is broken, I went over to my neighbors and made this at their house. While it was baking I watched the Olympics- I have absolutely loved watching them this past week. My favorite sports are gymnastics, swimming, and sprinting. I also love the equestrian events, but I haven’t seen any being aired! What are your favorite Olympic games to watch?

So anyway, back to this bread. My middle sister was worried because it had zucchini in it, but this doesn’t taste remotely healthy! It’s sweet, not dry, and the outside is nice and crisp. I love eating it heated with butter on it. I think this bread, as with most quick breads, gets better overnight, but I wouldn’t know since we ate it all ;)

I liked this bread enough that I am going to make it again tomorrow! I would definitely recommend it.

And finally, get on over to this post to win some delicious yogurt! The giveaway is open until August 18th.

Zucchini Bread

Ingredients:

1 pound zucchini (you’ll end up with about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of zucchini once it has been shredded and wrung through a towel to rid of excess liquid)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup plain yogurt (I used Brown Cow Plain Greek Yogurt)
1 tablespoon sour cream
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease the loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Chop the very ends off the zucchini and finely shred it, peel and all. Place the shredded zucchini in a clean kitchen towel, wrap the towel, and wring the ends to squeeze out all the excess water. You should have about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of dry zucchini. Set the zucchini aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk the sugar, yogurt, eggs, sour cream, apple sauce, and butter until combined.
  4. Gently fold the yogurt mixture and zucchini into the flour mixture, using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to fold the ingredients together until just combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
  5. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs attached, 45-55 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes then turn out into wire rack to cool for at least 1 hour. Store well-covered for up to three days.
Very slightly adapted from Mels Kitchen Cafe :)
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Brown Cow Greek Yogurt Giveaway!

**I am excited to announce the winners of the Brown Cow Giveaway! The winners are comment #11, clinic Elisabeth, and comment #14, Whitney! Congratulations to you both. I am emailing you so you can claim your prize! Thanks to everyone who entered!**

A few weeks ago I got an email from Brown Cow, asking me if I wanted to try their new Cream Top Greek Yogurt and blog about it. I was pretty excited about the opportunity to try a new product and share it with my readers. Now being completely honest, I have never been a huge fan of Greek yogurt. I really want to like it, but haven’t in the past. But I thought that I might as well try Brown Cow’s product!

I picked up the yogurt at my local Whole Foods and tried it as soon as I got home. The flavor I was most excited to try was the Maple. I was definitely not disappointed- it was really good! The cream top was my favorite part of the yogurt- it’s a thick layer at the top of the yogurt that is extra sweet. The Maple tasted just like maple and was perfectly sweet. My mom and I both agreed that we would buy the maple flavor in the store.

Next I tried the Blueberry. I didn’t read the container and didn’t realize that this was a fruit on the bottom yogurt and was expecting the actual yogurt to be blueberry flavored. I am not a huge fan of yogurts with fruit on the bottom- it just has a weird texture. I would much rather prefer a blueberry flavored Greek yogurt, with bits of blueberry mixed in. But it certainly didn’t taste bad, it’s just not my thing :)

And finally the vanilla. I wasn’t sure that I would like it because the vanilla Greek yogurt I’ve had before hasn’t been too great. But I actually really liked this! Again, the cream top was my favorite part but the entire thing was nicely flavored and was sweet enough for my crazy sweet tooth ;)

I tried the Plain yogurt (the one in the big container) and it was definitely not sweet enough for me to eat by itself. But I am planning on making some recipes with it, so stay tuned :)

So not only did I really like this Greek yogurt, but Brown Cow is humane certified. I love finding companies that treat animals well! My one main criticism of this yogurt was that the cream top was broken apart when I opened the yogurt cups so it didn’t look very pretty and made it a little harder to eat just the cream top…but it was still my favorite part of the yogurt! I can definitely see myself buying these at the store.

Brown Cow is inviting everyone to try their new Cream Top Greek yogurt! They are going to have free sampling events at every Whole Foods in the country on August 18th so you can try this product for free and get a $1 off coupon. In addition to that, 2 readers are going to win a weeks worth of free Brown Cow cream top yogurt!

How to Enter:

Required: Leave a comment on this post answering these questions- Are you a fan of Greek Yogurt? What flavor of Brown Cow Cream Top yogurt are you most excited to try?

Additional Optional entries (leave a separate comment for each thing):

-Like Just Everyday Me on Facebook.

-Subscribe to Just Everyday Me by email.

This giveaway will run until midnight (central standard time) on August 18th! 2 winners will be chosen at random and will be emailed on the 19th!

*I was given Brown Cow Greek Yogurt free of charge for this review, but my opinions are my own*

 

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