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Bread Made With Frozen Zucchini Not Rising

I used frozen zucchini for my zucchini bread recipe. (I did also add some shredded apple). I drained the zucchini thru a strainer, but it was still quite wet when I mixed it with the other ingredients. My zucchini bread is moist and tastes great. It just doesn't rise. When I make it with fresh zucchini (without draining) it rises beautifully.
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August 21, 20170 found this helpful

Leavening agents are yeast and baking powder. You either left those it or they aren't fresh anymore.

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August 21, 20170 found this helpful

Zucchini has a lot of water in the vegetable and when frozen seems to draw the water to the surface. You can always use frozen zucchini in your bread, but you really need to defrost this first. Take the zucchini out of your freezer and put it in a strainer. You need to sit the strainer up on a glass and not directly on the bottom of your sink. You need this to drain or weep. Leave it for about an hour. Afterwards, use paper towels to blot it dry.

Does your recipe call for baking powder and baking soda. When using frozen zucchini I normally use both. I have never used a yeast in zucchini bread and I have never heard of this before.

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If you make banana bread with frozen bananas you need to strain the bananas and take out the water. This is the same with frozen zucchini. Make sure you get out as much water as possible before adding it to your batter.

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August 24, 20170 found this helpful

Thanks so much. Did defrost zucchini and drained but not that long plus I did not towel dry. Do use baking soda and baking powder. So think I'm almost there. Appreciate the suggestions. nshirl

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August 21, 20170 found this helpful

Frozen fruits and veg need to be well drained before using in baking in order for it not to weigh down.

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August 25, 20170 found this helpful

Thx!

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August 21, 20170 found this helpful

I usually use fresh zucchini. When I have used thawed frozen, I included the juice. My recipe calls for baking powder and baking soda. It is not supposed to rise like a yeast bread; it is kind of dense like banana or pumpkin bread is.

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Your picture looks like mine does. If you want it "taller", use a narrower bread pan. Maybe try a different recipe....

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August 23, 20170 found this helpful

It seems there is a lot of "disagreement" or differences of opinion about whether to drain or not drain frozen zucchini. I think you can cook it either way (but thawed for sure) but i agree that baking powder and baking soda are the best additives and that may be why yours did not rise.

Check out these suggestions.

http://forums.g … /frozen-zucchini


http://www.catt … ipe_for_use.html

http://www.live … or-baking-bread/

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August 27, 20170 found this helpful

If you're using frozen zucchini, squeeze out any excess moisture before adding the squash to your mixing bowl.Also reduce the recipes liquids.Next time try this.It is good that it's moist and still tastes good.

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