We’ve all seen them, the baseball bat sized zucchini that seem destined for the trash pile. WAIT! Don’t throw those giant zucchini away!
There are several unbelievably amazing recipes that cannot be made with small tender zucchini, but call for the large zucchini instead!
Recipes for Large Zucchini
Because the Back to Eden gardening method produces such crazy growth, we usually end up with several giant zucchini every day.
Just look at this harvest from only two days of growth!
Since I am committed to saving the most money we can every month, I knew I had to figure out exactly how to use these crazy huge zucchini!
Here are the 5 recipes for using large zucchini that we use every single month during zucchini season!
This recipe shows you exactly how to turn your zucchini (or yellow squash) into flour for gluten free baking! We make at least one squash flour chocolate cake every week!
Not a single person we have served it to has known there was anything to it but delicious, rich, chocolate cake!
Zucchini Apple Pie “Zapple” Pie
Another fun way to use all those large zucchini is by turning them into a delicious zapple pie! Which is of course an “apple” pie made using only zucchini and no actual apples!
That’s right! Grab your favorite pie crust recipe and whip up a batch of zapple pie for after dinner tonight! Again, just like with the zucchini flour chocolate cake, you cannot tell this isn’t a regular apple pie!
Strawberry Zucchini Fruit Leather
Fruit leather is delicious, but it can be expensive to buy high quality fruit and make it yourself. But with this amazing zucchini fruit leather, you get all the flavor and texture of strawberry fruit leather without having to go broke buying a bunch of strawberries!
We make the mix during the summer and freeze it in gallon bags to thaw and make throughout the year. Perfect for traveling and lunchboxes!
Mock Zucchini Pineapple Chunks
Along the same lines as the strawberry zucchini fruit leather, you can turn your giant zucchini into mock pineapple chunks for healthy snacking!
Roasted Zucchini Seeds
Just like pumpkins, large zucchini seeds can be roasted and seasoned for snacking!
This is perfect for using giant zucchini because only the seeds from the large zucchini can be used for this! When the zucchini is small the seeds are too soft for roasting.