Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread {Recipe}

1 Jul

It’s the time of year when over-size zucchinis begin to pile up and you start to look for ways to use up the green giants.  I love to bake a double batch of my whole wheat zucchini bread.  I use half oil and half applesauce and it comes out tasting rich and moist.  Everyone is always pleasantly surprised by my healthier version of zucchini bread.

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This zucchini bread freezes incredibly well.  Wrap it in plastic wrap after cooling it for a few minutes in the pan.  The plastic wrap will basically act as shrink wrap, sealing in the moisture.  Keep it in your freezer for up to 4 months.

Serve it for brunch, dessert or an afternoon snack.  My daughter loves when I make mini muffins and they are nice and portable for an on-the-go snack.    It’s the best way to turn those huge zucchinis into a huge hit.

Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

2 ½ C. whole wheat flour
¼ tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
4 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 eggs
½ C. vegetable oil
½ C. unsweetened applesauce
2 C. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 C. grated zucchini

1.   Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a medium bowl, sift together first 5 ingredients (flour through cinnamon). Set aside.

2.   In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, applesauce, sugar and vanilla. Beat well with an electric mixer.  Stir in zucchini.  Add flour mixture in batches and stir until just combined (do not over mix).

3.   Spray 2 regular size loaf pans or 4 mini loaf pans with nonstick spray (bottom and sides).  Bake in the center of the oven for approximately 50 minutes for 4 mini loafs or 65-75 minutes for 2 regular loaves.  Cool slightly, run a knife around the edge of the pan to release the bread from the sides, and remove from pan.  Cool on wire rack or seal in plastic wrap to lock in moisture.


5 Responses to “Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread {Recipe}”

  1. creativityorcrazy July 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    Thanks. Recipe looks great and glad includes applesauce. I’ve been trying to add it in with breads and seems to work well.

  2. Sofie's Diary July 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    I am going to try it today


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