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Zucchini bread

6
6
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
20
Difficulty
Easy
Our renovated zucchini bread recipe is still rich and moist, full of good stuff like raisins and walnuts.

Ingredients

butter flavour cooking spray

2 spray(s)

whole wheat flour

2 cup(s)

all-purpose flour

cup(s)

table salt

1 tsp(s)

baking soda

1 tsp(s)

baking powder

½ tsp(s)

ground cinnamon

1 tbsp(s)

egg white(s)

3 large

egg(s)

1 large

sugar

1 cup(s)

vanilla extract

2 tsp(s)

canola oil

cup(s)

unsweetened applesauce

cup(s)

uncooked zucchini

2 cup(s), peeled, grated, and drained*

chopped walnuts

½ Tbsp

raisins

½ cup(s), finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat two 8- X 4-inch loaf pans with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, in a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until frothy. Add egg, sugar, vanilla extract, oil and applesauce, and beat until thoroughly combined; beat in zucchini.
  4. Add sifted ingredients to egg mixture and mix well; fold in nuts and raisins. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake in middle of oven until a toothpick inserted in centre of bread comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes. Slice each bread into 10 pieces and serve warm or at room temperature. Yields 1 slice per serving.

Notes

* You’ll need about 1 1/2 medium zucchinis (about 3/4 lb) to yield 2 cups shredded zucchini. This zucchini bread is delicious as is or toasted and spread with reduced-fat cream cheese (could affect SmartPoints® values). For a different twist, swap the raisins for dried cranberries and the walnuts for pecans. This bread freezes well. Wrap tightly in aluminum foil and then place in a sealable freezer bag. We renovated this Zucchini bread by: Cutting back on the oil and sugar and replacing some of each with applesauce for its moisture and sweetness. Replacing most of the white flour with much more nutritious whole-wheat flour (and adding more baking powder to help maintain a proper result). Replacing some eggs with egg whites. Cutting back on the quantity of nuts and raisins used but chopping them up to help sprinkle them throughout. All of these modifications could result in a change to SmartPoints® values.

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