I tried this recipe with the addition of some spices, cheese and tomato--but the taste of oil was so overpowering we ended up throwing most of it out. I did want a healthy zucchini recipe though, and this was a good start, so I did a little internet search and made some healthy substitutions:
Replaced the oil with same amount navy or other white beans, mashed--apparently beans are a good substitute for oil--who knew?! (I would have used applesauce, but had none on hand--so glad I learned about bean substitute though--something to experiment with!)
Replace all or part of the eggs with chia seeds--1 T chia seed soaked in 3 T water for each egg you are substituting. If you know chia, you know they soon take on an egg-like consistency when soaked. I used 2 eggs and 2 T chia seeds/water. I did add a little more water to make the consistency a smoother after adding the flour.
I only had yellow squash from the garden, so I used these instead of the zucchini and added fresh, chopped tomatoes from the garden as well.
I have been topping all my veggie dishes lately with slices of havarti cheese--it has a mild, creamy texture and browns up so nicely. Costco sells it in bulk--score!
What a difference these changes made! My husband has gone from, "All I taste is oil" to "Dang, that's good!"
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I tried this recipe with the addition of some spices, cheese and tomato--but the taste of oil...