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Healthy Zucchini Bread Recipe May 16, 2009

Filed under: Food — katieosborne @ 8:32 pm
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I have been craving zucchini bread the last couple weeks and finally got around to making some today. It was a frequently baked item around here last summer and I came up with a really yummy recipe that is better for you then the typical one. I meant to share it here at that time but never got around to it. So here you go:

 

This makes three loaves. I like to be able to stick a couple in the freezer for later.

 

Ingredients:

3.5 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup unbleached white flour

1.5 teaspoons salt

1.5 teaspoons baking soda

1.5 teaspoons baking powder

5 teaspoons cinnamon

4 eggs

3/4 cups unsweetened applesauce

3/4 cups coconut oil (if you don’t keep this in your house, you can substitute vegetable oil)

2 cups whole cane sugar (Rapadura)

3/4 – 1 cup Raw Blue Agave (This is a liquid sweetener that may be hard to find in a regular grocery store, but health food stores carry it).

4.5 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 cups grated zucchini (about 3 medium size zucchini) If I have a little extra after grating, I go ahead and throw that in too. It’s not too much.

(Sometimes I throw in a cup or two of chopped nuts or a few chocolate chips, or I’ll sprinkle them on top before I put them in the oven).

 

1. Grease your pans and preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda and cinnamon in a bowl.

3. Beat eggs oil, vanilla and sugar in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add zucchini.

4. Bake about 50 minutes. (I start checking around 45 minutes and you may need as long as an hour).

 

ENJOY!

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