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Zucchini bread

6
6
6
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
50 min
Serves
10
Difficulty
Moderate
Turn on the oven and turn up the taste! Great for fall, Thanksgiving, or any holiday dinner that calls for a hearty side dish, this classic zucchini bread recipe pairs the sweetness of sugar with the tangy flavor of fresh lemon, and of course, veggies! It's also a great versatile base that's perfect with another fall favorite item - apples. The base of the quick bread is also perfect for apple-cinnamon bread. Simply substitute an equal amount of grated McIntosh apples for the zucchini and you've got another crowd-pleaser on the table.

Ingredients

cooking spray

1 spray(s), or enough to coat pan

all-purpose flour

2 cup(s)

sugar

6 Tbsp, granulated

baking powder

2½ tsp

ground cinnamon

1 tsp

baking soda

½ tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

ground nutmeg

¼ tsp

low-fat buttermilk

¾ cup(s)

packed light brown sugar

¼ cup(s)

reduced-calorie margarine

2 Tbsp, melted

regular liquid egg substitute

¼ cup(s)

fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp

vanilla extract

1 tsp

uncooked zucchini

1½ cup(s), shredded, packed coarsely

lemon zest

2 tsp, finely grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat an 8-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; mix well with a fork, make a well in the center and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, brown sugar, margarine, egg substitute, lemon juice and extract; stir in zucchini and lemon zest. Add mixture to dry ingredients and mix until just blended.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool in pan, on a wire rack, for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan and cool completely. Slice into 10 pieces and serve. (Note: The base of the quick bread is also perfect for apple-cinnamon bread. Simply substitute an equal amount of grated McIntosh apples for the zucchini.)

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