I saw a great idea for zucchini a while back. The gal was suggesting a zucchini sauce similar to applesauce for use in baking as a vegetable oil substitute. That sounded good to me because while I know applesauce is a great substitute I hate to use it in baking because one of my girls LOVES it and running out is traumatic.
So I tried it in a crockpot.
It cooked down just fine, but I forgot about seeds! Who wants seeds in their bread? Or in their cupcakes?
Rather than trying to pick them all out I figured I'd run it through my grinder/strainer. It works so well with my applesauce, after all.
But no luck. Very little actually made it through the strainer . . .
. . . And I was left with only 1 cup (two half-cup portions).
Overall I was super-disappointed. Mostly because I had to wash up my KitchenAid and all it's attachments for a measly 1 cup of this sauce!
So it took me over a week to try it again. This time I cored the zuchini to avoid the seeds and cooked it down on the stovetop. I mashed it up with a potato masher.
This time 4 medium-sized zucchini made 4 cups of the sauce which I was much happier with.
And they bake up well! We had some yummy cupcakes and bread that were just as moist as ever.