Monday, July 16, 2012

Babysitting means zucchini, right?

I've been watching my 2 nephews last week and this. The boys are notoriously bad eaters. Each day I've made them something with zucchini.

The first day was:
Zucchini brownies (minus the frosting) from prevention rd
http://www.preventionrd.com/2012/07/whole-wheat-frosted-zucchini-brownies/
They ate half the batch (hubs took half to work otherwise I'm sure they would have eaten them all

The next day was zucchini muffins
http://m.myrecipes.com/details/searchR.rbml?id=10000001898573.xml&bcat=search&cat=Search%20Result&fl=recipe/kathies-zucchini-muffins-10000001898573/
They housed them!

Day 3
Was zucchini bread (I made these in pbj sandwiches)
http://www.food.com/recipe/zucchini-bread-bread-machine-434712 (minus walnuts and raisins - I didn't have them)

And today I have no eggs but a boy who walks in with "I'm hungry"
So I googled vegan zucchini oatmeal cookies and couldn't find any... So I googled vegan oatmeal cookies and found

Alicia Silverstein's kind diet oatmeal cookies (should have just looked in my cookbook duh)

I didn't have all the ingredients listed so I changed them and made them into bars (because taking cookies in and out of the oven sounds about as much fun to me as getting a root canal)... The 3 year old ate 3 for breakfast. The 6 year old is still sleeping. But hubs agrees with Aaron these are great! And I will say they smell amazing!

Without further adieu here they are:

Vegan oatmeal zucchini bars
which I changed from:

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies recipe: adapted from Alicia Silverstone - The Kind Diet

Ingredients:
- 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ⅓ cup honey
- 2 tbsp pancake syrup
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup shredded zucchini

Instructions:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- mix everything (now you're probably supposed to do this in some sort of order BUT I was cooking with a 3 year old and I suck at cooking!)
-squish everything into a 9 x13 pan that you greased
-cook for 20 minutes

Mission use up zucchini is in full effect!

+++do you like cooking with kids? I do+++

3 comments:

glidingcalm said...

(Replying to your last comment- I LOVEEEEEEEE BANANA BREAD TOO!!)

and yay for all the zucchini action going on! I love zucchini bread, cookies, muffins! Such a great veggie!!

happy Tuesday!

Missy said...

Kids + eating vegetables + kids eating vegetables = my passion.

Katie said...

Okay, so you can probably ignore that email I just sent for these recipes! Dumdudumdumdum...

Zucchini hummus is fabulous and uses a lot of zucchini and it freezes well, too.

Do you have a dehydrator? I eat so many dried zucchini chips in the summertime it is kind os sick. I dip them in the aforementioned zucchini hummus too. I'm surprised I'm not green.

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