Eggless Chocolate Cucumber Banana QuickBread | Alternative to #zucchini

Zucchini is a very commonly used ingredient in international recipes. But in India, it is not a local or commonly available produce. So it is sold at exorbitant prices usually in gourmet stores and that too few days old and gives you the feeling of not using fresh food.

Eggless Chocolate Cucumber Banana Quickbread

Eggless Chocolate Cucumber Banana Quickbread

We get a close cousin of Zucchini in form of Cucumber, locally. The purists would probably disagree but so far my understanding allows me to substitute it in place of Zucchini.

Eggless Chocolate Cucumber Banana Quickbread

Eggless Chocolate Cucumber Banana Quickbread

I have successfully used it in savoury bake – Ratatouille. This time I took another step and used cucumber in a zucchini Quickbread. And I must say that I didn’t regret it.

Eggless Chocolate Cucumber Banana Quickbread

Eggless Chocolate Cucumber Banana Quickbread

I made quite a few changes – replaced 1/2 cup flour with cocoa powder, added cherries, skipped applesauce, etc. Detailed recipe below.

Eggless Chocolate Cucumber Banana Quickbread

Eggless Chocolate Cucumber Banana Quickbread

One could feel only very slight taste of cucumber and very palatable too. I am glad to have discovered another healthy breakfast option.

Eggless Chocolate Cucumber Banana Quickbread

Eggless Chocolate Cucumber Banana Quickbread

I adapted the recipe to suit my taste.

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Sending this Cucumber Chocolate Quickbread to -

  1. Bake Fest # 25 hosted by Vardhini
  2. Diwali Bash : 2013 by Vardhini
  3. Diwali Delicacies: Co-hosted by Sangee & Priya
  4. Foodabulous Fest Event organized by Simply Tadka
  5. C’mon Chefs: Cook up some “soup/bread”

Comments

  1. Quite different! I could have never thought of cucumber bread! I am eager to taste it!

  2. yummy, wanna have one

  3. yummy

  4. Such a lovely creation,looks so soft n moist,thx a lot for linking it to my event :)

  5. Wow.. look so beautiful and delicious… Thanks for sharing this recipe with my event.

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