Zucchini Bread

Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
60 min
Serves
20
Difficulty
Easy
Recipe Details
Ingredients
  • 2 spray(s) butter flavour cooking spray
  • 2 cup(s) whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 item(s) egg white(s)
  • 1 large egg(s)
  • 1 cup(s) sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup(s) canola oil
  • 2/3 cup(s) unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cup(s) uncooked zucchini, peeled, grated, and drained*
  • 1/2 cup(s) chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup(s) raisins, 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 center 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 value). 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.