Thursday, November 13, 2008

Zucchini-Walnut Loaf


3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 large egg whites at room temperature
1 cup sugar or sugar substitute
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp canola oil
1/4 tsp lemon extract (optional)
1 cup grated zucchini, lightly packed
2 tbsp chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat 2 mini 6x3 loaf pans (I used one larger one)

2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.

3. Whisk egg whites, sugar, applesauce, oil and lemon extract in a medium bowl. Stir in zucchini.

4. Make a well in the dry ingredients; slowly, mix in the zucchini mixture with a rubber spatula. Fold in walnuts. Do not overmix. Transfer batter to prepared pans.

5. Bake the loaves until a toothpick comes out almost clean - 40-45 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 5 minutes, then turn out onto the rack to cool completely.

Verdict: It's a very tasty loaf - great with coffee and most comforting when you have a hot coffee and a need to remove yourself from stress. It's not too sweet and just what I needed today. StumbleUpon


Anonymous said...

I really love zuchinni bread and this looks so great!

alexandra's kitchen said...

i love your verdict. you've convinced me with just three lines. i love a not-too-sweet sweet bread with my morning coffee. this looks moist and delicious.

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Well put. This is still something I need to try...veggies in bread.

Anonymous said...

Good to remove yourself from stress, you say? I think I'll bake six. ;) Looks great!

OhioMom said...

Another zucchini bread lover, that looks just like what I need with a hot cup of coffee :)

Cakelaw said...

This looks delicious - and sounds so healthy.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I confused you. . . but hey, it occurred to me: I've got lots of leftover pie. . . you're pretty close by. . .why don't I create a poem AND give you some??

shambo said...

Looks good! I bet it is tasty & moist. A perfect Autumn treat!

Bunny said...

I'd like mine with some softened butter spread across it please and a nice cup of hot tea.

That Girl said...

This does sound like it would be good with coffee

Hopie said...

Ooh, I love zucchini bread too! Perfect for the season. I never thought of putting in applesauce though. Must make it nice and moist!

grace said...

a tasty loaf, eh? sure looks like it. i'm loving the lone walnut right smack dab in the middle. :)

Lori Lynn said...

I like it too. Not too sweet with a cup of coffee sounds absolutely perfect.

test it comm said...

Nice looking zucchini bread! I like those flecks of green in it.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking you were stressed then. I love the green flecks and a bread that is not-too- sweet as well.

Anonymous said...

Ooh How did you get the walnut right in the middle? :)

Deborah said...

I froze a ton of zucchini this year, so I just may have to set some out to thaw today!