Enlightened Zucchini Bread

    Enlightened Zucchini Bread

    Toss out that old recipe that called for 1 cup of oil, because now you have a much healthier alternative, without sacrificing taste! 

    Hands-on - 30 min.
    Oven - 45-55 min.

     

    Ingredients 1 Loaf 2 Loaves
    whole-wheat pastry flour* 1½ cup 3 cups
    baking soda 1/2 tsp 1 tsp
    baking powder 1/4 tsp 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon 1 tsp 2 tsp
    each, ground cloves and nutmeg 1/4 tsp 1/2 tsp
    sugar 3/4 cup 1 1/2 cups
    egg whites 2 4
    skim milk or nonfat plain yogurt 1/4 cup 1/2 cup
    vanilla extract 1 tsp 2 tsp
    lemon juice 1 T 2 T
    lemon extract 1/4 tsp 1/2 tsp
    shredded zucchini, unpeeled 1 cup 2 cups
    nuts 1/2 cup 1 cup

    Directions


    • Preheat oven at 350°.
    • Coat 1 or 2 loaf pans with cooking spray.
    • Mix together whole-wheat pastry flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and nutmeg in a small or medium bowl.
    • Beat together sugar, egg whites, skim milk (or nonfat plain yogurt), vanilla extract, lemon juice and lemon extract in a large bowl.
    • Stir zucchini into wet ingredients. Stir in the dry ingredients just until combined.
    • Stir in nuts. 
    • Divide batter evenly between pan(s). Bake 45 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

    Nutrition information


    For 1 slice (1/12 of loaf)  
    Calories 140
    Calories from Fat 22%
    Fat 3 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Fiber 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 73 mg
    Protein 3.5 g
    Total Carbohydrate 25 g
    Sugars 13 g