zucchini bread

Although it’s a Saturday, because of a special request from a baby mommy, I am making zucchini bread. She is having some trouble feeding her 1-year-old fruits and vegetables and wanted to know some bread recipes that included but cleverly hid those products, especially because he loves bread. The zucchini recipe below is a healthier version, with no butter, and uses skim milk, and brown sugar instead of granulated. You also get the good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) from the addition of nuts!zucchini breadzucchini breadzucchini bread

Zucchini bread

Yields 1 9-inch loaf


1 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups A.P. Flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups canola oil
  • 3 tbsp nonfat milk
  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini, shredded (about 1 large zucchini)
  • 3/4 cups walnuts (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray your loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients, from the flour to the cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, and milk.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients, followed by the zucchini and walnuts. Mix well to combine.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes - 1 hr or until done. The bread is ready when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it sit in the pan for 5 minutes, remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
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**Helpful tips and common mistakes

When I first heard of zucchini bread, the first thought that came into my head was, “Yuck!” Who wants vegetable in their dessert? Ahh, I was proven very wrong after I tried a piece of heavenly zucchini bread. The zucchini is subtle enough that it blends with the cinnamon sugar-ness of the bread while giving moisture to the baked good.

When shredding the zucchini, make sure to use a mandoline or grater for the best results. You want the zucchini fine enough that there aren’t chunks of zucchini in the bread, but not too thin that it disappears completely. zucchini breadWhat’s great about this recipe is the versatility of it. Lactose-intolerant? Use soy milk, almond milk, or hemp milk. Not a fan of walnuts? Substitute with pecans or almonds.
zucchini breadBe sure to check if your bread is ready with a toothpick; I’ve made a batch before where the center wasn’t completely cooked – disaster! Cool or serve warm and enjoy!zucchini bread

 

 

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