Zucchini Almond Bread

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I’m going to be up front and honest with you.  I thought today’s recipe was going to be a flop.  I made a healthy, good for you quick bread that went kind of flat.  The bread felt kind of heavy too!  I thought, oh man, I made dense bread that going to taste like crap.  But, you never know right?  So I cut it up, took my pictures and then before I popped it in the freezer, I took a bite, then another and oh my gosh, I think this is by far one of the best zucchini breads I have ever had!!   I kid you not!

Zucchini Almond Bread

The taste of the cinnamon and nutmeg in it, brought it all together!  The bread is so moist it practically melts in your mouth.  It just goes to show you should never judge a book by its cover!!  I know after this bread, I will never do that again!!  I think the reason it fell kind of flat is because I only added 1 1/2 cups of flour instead of two.  I did that on purpose because I didn’t add any fat to the bread, except for the almonds and I didn’t want a dry bread and this is by far not a dry bread at all!!

Zucchini Almond Bread

Since I didn’t add any fat I made the bread with plain 0% fat Greek yogurt and applesauce.  Also for the shredded zucchini, I didn’t ring out all the water from it because I ran out of paper towels, so the zucchini was a tad wet.  All that together, added moisture.  So if you decide to make this bread, don’t worry if it has a flat top.  Just be sure to smooth out the batter when you pour it into your baking pans.

Zucchini Almond Bread

Zucchini Almond Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 15 Slices

Serving Size: 1 Slice

Zucchini Almond Bread

A sweet, moist, healthy quick bread made with yogurt, zucchini and almonds.

Ingredients

  1. 1 Cup Greek Yogurt Plain 0% fat
  2. 1/2 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
  3. 3/4 cup granulated sugar or 1 cup NuNaturals Presweet Tagatose
  4. 3 egg whites
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. 1 cup zucchini, grated, squeezed, drained ( medium zucchini)
  7. 1 Cup Whole Wheat White Flour
  8. 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
  9. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  10. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  11. 1/2 tsp. salt
  12. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  13. 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  14. 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Grease 1 large loaf pan or 3 mini loaf pans with cooking spray; set a side.
  3. In a medium bowl, add yogurt, applesauce, sugar, egg whites, and vanilla extract; mix until until blended.
  4. Fold in zucchini
  5. In a separate bowl add flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; Mix together.
  6. Pour flour mixture over zucchini mixture and mix until just combined.
  7. Fold in almonds
  8. Spoon batter into a greased 9- x 5-inch loaf pan or 3 mini loafs. Use the back of the spoon to smooth batter out.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour for 1 large loaf or 30 – 35 minutes for 3 mini loafs, or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.

Notes

Calories per slice using NuNaturals Presweet Tagatose: 114, Fat: 2, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 152, Potassium: 93.9 Carbs: 26.7, Fiber: 1.8, Sugar: 1.1, Protein: 5

Calories per slice using sugar: 133.3, Fat: 2, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 152, Potassium: 93.9, Carbs: 23.9, Fiber: 1.8, Sugar: 11.1, Protein: 5

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Zucchini Almond Bread

This bread freezes well and will be perfect for my Husband to take to lunches this week.  Just let it defrost at room temperature.  This bread would also be great to have for breakfast or a brunch.  I honestly can’t get over how wonderful it is.  I am absolutely amazed!!!

Plan on lots of zucchini recipes this season.  I got a letter from my CSA and they said that their Zucchini crops have gone crazy wild with a bunch of different varieties of zucchini.   I can’t wait, however my Husband is not a fan of zucchini.  The only way I can get him to eat it is in baked goods, so expect a lot of baking recipes with this healthy, good for you vegetable.

Have a super wonderful day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Zucchini Almond Bread

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Comments

  1. Zucchini and almonds, what a yummy combination. I’ve had the same thing happen with photos – I’ll think they’re horrible and when I go to throw them out I think maybe it’s not so bad and then the photos turn out wonderful with just a touch of editing.
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  2. This bread *does* look fantastically moist! I started making a bunch of zucchini breads/muffins last year when we started our garden; eager to see how our crop turns up this year! Looking forward to more recipes :)
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  3. It looks so moist!! This would be dangerous to have around our house… would probably not stop eating the loaf all day. We would have to gift a large chunk to our neighbors.. lol
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  4. Now I’m craving a big buttered slice of zucchini bread! Yours looks moist and wonderful!
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  5. I love zucchini bread! I made a zuke-banana bread last summer and most people didn’t really seem to get on board with it, but as a zuke-bread lover, you know that when you make a good one, it can be really good! Yours looks incredible! Can’t believe there’s no fat it it and it’s also practically vegan, only just a bit of egg whites that arent. Great job!
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  6. Laura Owens says:

    Can’t wait to try this!

  7. Stephanie says:

    I was really excited about this recipe however I followed it to a T and after the recommended baking time my bread was incredibly mushy. So I left it in longer, 15 min and just ended up with a blackened crust and the same mushy bread. I used a regular sized loaf pan (the same I always use to bake other similar breads). Help! I really want this healthy recipe to work for me!

  8. Could I substitute anything else for the yogurt?

  9. Could I use coconut oil instead of applesauce?

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