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EatingWell Zucchini Bread

July/August 2011

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This simple zucchini bread recipe is a great way to use up your summer bumper crop of zucchini. Try it with toasted walnuts or raisins, or add chocolate chips for a more dessertlike bread. Freeze 2-cup portions of shredded zucchini so you can make zucchini bread all year long.


EatingWell Zucchini Bread Recipe

Makes: 1 loaf, 12 slices

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups white whole-wheat flour (see Note)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk milk, eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir in zucchini. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl; stir in the wet ingredients and chocolate chips (if using) until just combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
  3. Bake until golden brown and a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Let cool for at least 1 hour before slicing.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Wrap and store at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months. | Equipment: 9-by-5-inch loaf pan
  • Note: White whole-wheat flour, made from a special variety of white wheat, is light in color and flavor but has the same nutritional properties as regular whole-wheat flour. It is available at large supermarkets and natural-foods stores and online at bobsredmill.com or kingarthurflour.com. Store it in the freezer.

Nutrition

Per Slice: 197 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 32 mg cholesterol; 29 g carbohydrates; 13 g added sugars; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 209 mg sodium; 108 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Iron (16% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 carbohydrate (other), 1 1/2 fat



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