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Zucchini Bread Recipe

Looking for an easy zucchini bread recipe? Learn how to make zucchini bread using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by porkphat666

Makes 24 servings



Heidi Swansons zucchini bread, with no walnuts and 1/2 fat, 1/2 applesauce

Recipe Ingredients for zucchini bread

1/3 cup poppy seeds (optional)
1/2 cup crystallized ginger
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. applesauce
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 zucchini
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon curry powder

Recipe Directions for zucchini bread

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Butter the two loaf pans, dust them with a bit of flour and set aside. Alternately, you can line the pans with a sheet of parchment. If you leave a couple inches hanging over the pan, it makes for easy removal after baking. Just grab the parchment "handles" and lift the zucchini bread right out.

  2. In a small bowl combine the walnuts, poppy seeds, lemon zest, and ginger. Set aside.

  3. In a mixer, beat the butter until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat again until mixture comes together and is no longer crumbly. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well and scraping down the sides of the bowl between each addition. Stir in the vanilla and then the zucchini (low speed if you are using a mixer).

  4. In a separate bowl, combine the whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and curry powder. Add these dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two batches, stirring between each addition.

  5. By hand, fold in the walnut, poppy seed, lemon zest, and crystalized ginger mixture. Save a bit of this to sprinkle on the tops of the zucchini loaves before baking for a bit of texture. Avoid over mixing the batter, it should be thick and moist, not unlike a butter cream frosting.

  6. Divide the batter equally between the two loaf pans. Make sure it is level in the pans, by running a spatula over the top of each loaf. Bake for about 40-45 minutes on a middle oven rack. I like to under bake my zucchini bread ever so slightly to ensure it stays moist. Keep in mind it will continue to cook even after it is removed from the oven as it is cooling. Remove from the oven and cool the zucchini bread in pan for about ten minutes. Turn out onto wire racks to finish cooling - if you leave them in their pans, they will get sweaty and moist (not in a good way) as they cool.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 67.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
145
Calories from Fat
32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.6g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Sodium
203mg
8%
Potassium
133mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
25.5g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
12.4g
Protein
3.1g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 5% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
    Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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