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Makeover Zucchini Bread

This makeover bread has a golden top, lots of sweet cinnamon flavor and a slimmed-down nutritional profile. It’s perfect for your next afternoon snack. —Marjorie Curtis, Haddam, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves (12 slices each)

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, applesauce, eggs, oil and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in zucchini and walnuts.
  • Transfer to two 8x4-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 168 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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