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Vegan Zucchini Bread

22 Aug

Zucchini BreadAs our food + garden summer camp comes to a close, our campers are creating their last recipes to add to their Butter Beans cookbooks.

Hands down, one of their favorite foods they’ve made at camp was the vegan zucchini bread. They ranted and raved about this quick bread, so we thought we’d share the delicious recipe with you!

Makes 2 loaf pans, recipe adapted from hell yeah it’s vegan!


  • 6 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 cups turbinado or light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-2.5 cups grated zucchini (~3 medium sized ones)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or raisins, optional


Grease 2 loaf pans, preheat the oven to 350F. Mix together flax seeds with warm water, then add sugar, oil, applesauce, vanilla and beat well. Add grated zucchini, and stir until combined. In a separate bowl, sift together remaining dry ingredients. Add dry mixture to wet ingredients and stir until combined. Pour batter into pans and bake for 50-55 minutes.

Thank you to all of the wonderful families and campers we have met along the way this summer! We hope that your children leave inspired to cook creatively, grow edible gardens, compost food scraps, support local farmers, preserve foods, make their own ice cream, and set good examples for those around them.

If you are interested in signing up for the adventures yet to come during summer camp 2013, shoot us an email at camp@butterbeanskitchen.com, we have some early bird discounts that you won’t want to miss!

Photo courtesy of lydiajoy1

Truck-Farm on a roll!

25 Feb
Have you heard of King Corn? King Corn is about two best friends -Curt Ellis and Ian Chene, that set out to learn about food and farming in our country by farming conventional corn on one acre of farm land in Iowa. King Corn is the full length feature film that they created to share their story. Today, Curt and Ian have a new project that is taking them across the country. They are building garden beds in the back of pick up trucks. This project Truck Farm is a traveling, tactile, edible farm that teaches kids how fun farming and healthy food can be, engages them in thinking about where food comes from and gets them excited about growing food themselves. Their goal is to get 25 trucks up and running by Earth Day.
They are collaborating with individuals and grassroots organizations all across the country to help make this happen and currently are in need of trucks in various cities of the US. If you have a truck or could refer someone who does, please contact info@truck-farm.com to let them know if you are willing to donate or sell it to us at a lower cost.
To learn more about the project or to see how you could even be involved in some way, please visit www.truck-farm.com.