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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


  • 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


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