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Recipe: Zucchini bread

Recipe: Zucchini bread

Zucchini — a popular type of summer squash — has a mild flavor and cucumber-like appearance. Summer squash contains lutein, a phytochemical thought to protect vision. Shredded zucchini creates moist breads and cakes and is an ideal addition to soups, sauces and casseroles.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly coat two 9-by-5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, add the egg whites, canola oil, applesauce, sugar and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture on low speed until thick and foamy.

In a small bowl, stir together the flours. Set 1/2 cup aside. Add the baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon to the small bowl of flour.

Add the flour mixture to the egg white mixture and using the electric mixer on medium speed, beat until well blended. Add the zucchini, walnuts, pineapple and raisins and stir until combined. Adjust consistency of the batter with the remaining 1/2 cup flour, adding 1 tablespoon at a time. The batter should be thick and not runny.

Pour 1/2 of the batter into each prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaves comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let the bread cool in the pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn the loaves out of the pans onto the rack and let cool completely. Cut each loaf into 9 1-inch slices and serve.


Ingredients

6 egg whites
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose (plain) flour
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat (whole-meal) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups crushed, unsweetened pineapple
1/2 cup raisins


Exchange Data
Dash
Dairy 
Fats
Fruits1/2 
Grains
Meat 
Nuts_Seeds_Drybeans 
Sweets 
Vegetables
Diabetes
Fats
Freefoods 
Fruits1/2 
Meat 
Milk 
NonStarchyVegetables
Starches 
Sweets 
HWP
Carbs
Fats
Protein Dairy 
Sweets 
Vegetables 
NutrientAnalysis
Calcium 
Calories173 
Carbohydrate25 g 
Cholesterol0 mg 
Fiber2 g 
Monounsaturatedfat2 g 
Potassium 
Protein4 g 
Saturatedfat0.5 g 
Servingsize1 slice 
Sodium104 mg 
TotalFat5 g 

2009-05-01

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