By: Janyce Gately MS, RD, LDN, HC
This is the time of year vegetable gardens overflow with zucchini, which can leave you wondering what to do with them all. If you like to indulge your sweet tooth, but don’t like all the fat and calories in traditional sweet breads, here is a great alternative. The zucchini and applesauce pair nicely in this recipe to create a moist, low fat bread that clocks in at 100 calories a slice.
- 1 cup zucchini, shredded
- 1 ½ cup flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- ½ cup applesauce
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8” x 4” loaf pan with non-stick spray.
After shredding zucchini, allow to drain in a strainer for approximately 10 minutes.
In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients; flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In a separate bowl, add the drained zucchini, applesauce, egg, oil and vanilla, mix well. Add this mixture to the flour mixture and stir together until combined.
Bake for approximately 55 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes and then remove from pan. Allow bread to cool completely before slicing.
Makes 16 slices. Calories per serving: 100, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Fiber: 1 gram
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