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Another Zucchini Bread recipe for you!

A couple of weeks ago we were going to visit my grandparents and I wanted to bring my sweet grandmother some zucchini bread. I’ve seen some great zucchini bread recipes in blog land this summer and I was inspired particularly by recipes from Stephanie’s Kitchen and Prudence Pennywise. Zucchini bread is one of those foods that you want to feel good about eating (right?) so I wanted to lighten mine up a bit…everyone was happy with how it turned out so I will be making it again soon!

FYI…my pictures show one of the loaves with chopped nuts on top, that is because I forgot to add the nuts until it was too late…I added them while they were in the oven…it turned out pretty good! : )

Aggie’s Zucchini Bread

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg (I use whole nutmeg and grind it on microplane – so good!)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup applesauce
3 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 cup finely chopped pineapple (fresh or canned)
1/2 – 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Grease bottom and sides of 2 loaf pans.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine sugar, applesauce, egg, zucchini, pineapple and lemon zest. Mix until well combined.
Add zucchini mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Fold in walnuts or pecans. (Or layer them on top of loaf!)
Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Test if toothpick comes out clean. Let cool on rack for about 10 minutes before taking out of pan. Cool a bit longer before slicing.

Stephanie from Stephanie’s Kitchen sprinkles Cinnamon Sugar on hers…I just know my kids would love that so I am going to try that next time.

Enjoy!

P.S. I have this set to post while I’m on vacation…hope it worked! : )

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12 comments on “Another Zucchini Bread recipe for you!”

  1. Mmmm, there can never be too many zucchini bread recipes. Your loaves look perfect!

  2. This look delicious! I love zucchini bread and am anxious to try your version. Those cupcakes look great too!

  3. Love this recipe! I have been on a healthy kick and this looks perfect!

  4. I am always up for a new zucchini recipe! Your bread looks great!

  5. Wow, this sounds and looks fabulous! I will have to give it a try.

  6. Your breads look great. I love zucchini bread. I also want to try those cupcakes…I remember marking the page in the magazine!

  7. I’ve been wanting to make zucchini bread, you’ve inspired me. Both of your loaves look so perfect. Hope you’re enjoying your vacation!

  8. Great idea in lightening it up. I’m all for that! Hope you had a good vacation 🙂

  9. I keep seeing these recipes for zucchini bread and now I really should give it a try. I love the idea of adding pineapple to it as well. They look wonderful, Aggie!

  10. I love that you put the nuts on the top. I bet they were extra crunchy that way. You get more bang for your calories, too. Hope your trip is going well!

  11. Yum, I love your ‘healthing’ it up, I am so in favor. If I am going to eat a sweet, I don’t want it to be zucchini bread, I’d rather lighten that up and have it not be such a treat and really splurge on something else!

  12. That looks wonderful! I love the whole wheat flour and the applesauce- I’ll have to try this soon!