Take advantage of summer produce and add them to your baked bread or muffins.

Herb and Cheddar Squash Bread

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons of your favorite dried herbs (I used chives)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 eggs
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup whole milk
2 cups yellow squash, shredded

Directions

Combine dry ingredients, herbs, and cheddar in a large bowl; mix well.
In a separate bowl, beat eggs then add oil and milk.
Squeeze excess moisture out of squash then add to the liquid mixture.

Bake at 375°F for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffins comes out clean.

Cool in the pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Serve warm.


Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins

12-15 muffins

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cold mashed sweet potatoes (without added butter or milk)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup fresh, dried or frozen cranberries
Chopped pecans
Cinnamon-sugar

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk, sweet potatoes, and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the cranberries.

Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of chopped pecans and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.

Vegetable Corn Bread

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup white whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons honey
3/4 cup shredded carrots (2 to 3 small)
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a 2-quart square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a large bowl stir together cornmeal, wheat flour, chives, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, and honey.

Add egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture; stir just until moistened.

Fold in carrots and bell pepper. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Lemon Rosemary Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
2 eggs
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoons salt (omit if you use salted butter)
1 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest
3 cups grated zucchini (from about 1 pound of zucchini), squeezed dry

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Coat a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and dust the bottom with flour.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and rosemary.

Beat the eggs in a mixer until frothy. Beat in the sugar. Beat in the melted butter, olive oil, and milk. Stir in the lemon zest and grated zucchini.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet, a third at a time, stirring after each incorporation.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 60-70 minutes. If you gently press down on the surface of the loaf, it should bounce back and a bamboo skewer or toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.

Remove the pan from the oven. Let cool for a few minutes and then remove the loaf from the pan to cool on a rack.