Light Zucchini Bread


Light zucchini bread is a healthy diet habit when you have a sweet tooth, but don't want to completely overdo your calories for the day! Sweet treats can be made healthier and kept in your diet. Rather than practice deprivation and denial, lighten recipes. This can easily be done with fruit breads by substituting oil with applesauce, which leaves a moist light result and substituting whole wheat pastry flour for white flour!

Long term weight loss is about making lifestyle solutions and finding lightened recipe substitutions for the foods that you love and this recipe is one of my favorites!


Light Zucchini Bread

*****



Ingredients for Light Zucchini Bread:

  • 3 eggs beaten or (use egg beaters)


  • 1/2 cup oil


  • 1/2 cup applesauce


  • 1 1/2 cup sugar


  • 1 T vanilla


  • 2 cups grated zucchini


  • 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour


  • 1 t. baking soda


  • 1 t. baking powder


  • 1 t. salt


  • 2 t. cinnamon


  • 1/2 t. nutmeg


  • 1/2 t. cloves


  • 1 cup walnuts



*****



Directions for Light Zucchini Bread:

  • Add eggs, oil, applesauce, sugar, and vanilla together and blend well.


  • Stir in zucchini


  • Add dry ingredients into a separate bowl.


  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stir together.


  • Fold in the walnuts


  • Spoon the batter into 2 greased bread pans.


  • Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


  • Cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan and cool on a rack.



*****


Light Zucchini Bread by Healthy Diet Habits


This is a very simple recipe that always turns out well. It is not heavy and oily! We prefer the lightened zucchini bread to the original recipe, because the applesauce improves the flavor! It's a great treat when you have a glut of zucchini on your hands and don't know what to do with it! It freezes or stores well in the refrigerator!

My mom has been known to sneak in 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1 cup of chocolate chips instead of the walnuts, for you chocolate lovers out there! Quite the dessert!










Like This Page?

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Follow Healthy Diet Habits


Share this Page





Please Check out my other Website!

Holidays and Observances

US and Around the World - Includes the many Health Awareness Days/Weeks/Months

Lots of Food Holidays and Holiday Food Tips!!




Related Pages

Bread Recipes

Bread Recipes by Healthy Diet  Habits
Chocolate Info/Tips from Healthy Diet Habits

Chocolate

Dessert Recipes

Healthy Dessert Recipes from Healthy Diet Habits
Healthy Diet Habit Tips to Make Lifestyle Solutions

Healthy Diet Habits

Here are my Top 10 Healthy Diet Habits to make Lifestyle Solutions for permanent weight control. Plus links to lots of other tip pages!!

Sweet, Treats, and Desserts - Info/Tips from Healthy Diet Habits. Pictured: Cupcakes

Sweets, Treats, and Desserts