Healthier Zucchini Bread IV

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Kristen is right, her mom's zucchini bread recipe is great! We gave it a healthier spin by reducing the sugar, increasing the nuts, and adding a bit of buckwheat flour. Buckwheat flour is very nutritious: it contains the 8 amino acids, is high in lysine, and is a good source of B vitamins and iron - and it's gluten-free!

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 8x4-inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 cups grated zucchini

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4-inch loaf pans.

  2. Beat eggs until light and frothy in a large bowl. Mix in oil and sugar. Stir in zucchini and vanilla extract. Combine all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour), buckwheat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nuts in a bowl. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture. Divide batter into prepared pans.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes.

Editor's Notes:

To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour and make sure your baking powder is gluten-free as well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
13g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 97mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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