Everyday Zucchini-Walnut Sweet Bread

Everyday Zucchini-walnut Sweet Bread Recipe

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Ruth Ann Vokac


I originally found this recipe on WebMD at a time when I really needed a healthy go-with-coffee breakfast food.

It is not the most delicious zucchini bread that you can make! It is a little crumbly, and not as moist as a loaf of bread made with more oil. But it is HEALTHY and very good. I can eat it everyday!

I like the slices toasted in a toaster oven. It is a no-guilt treat!


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20 Min
45 Min


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  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    whole wheat pastry flour (or use all whole wheat pastry flour.)
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1
    egg or 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp
    lemon extract or 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 c
    grated zucchini, lightly packed
  • 2 Tbsp
    walnuts, chopped

How to Make Everyday Zucchini-Walnut Sweet Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 2 mini 6" x3" loaf pans with cooking spray or with 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon oil, brushed over pan with a silicone pastry brush.
  2. Whisk flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl.

    (I often use pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg.)
  3. Whisk egg or egg whites, sugar, applesauce, and lemon extract (or lemon zest) in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in zucchini.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients; slowly mix in the zucchini mixture with a rubber spatula. Fold in walnuts. Don't overmix.
  5. Divide the batter between the two prepared pans.

    Bake the loaves until a toothpick comes out almost clean, 40-45 minutes. Cool the pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Turn the loaves out onto the rack. Cool.
  6. Variations: Be creative!

    — Substitute half the zucchini with grated apples; carrots; mashed peaches; crushed pineapple, drained; minced mandarin oranges, pumpkin, or sweet potatoes.

    — add orange zest, chopped dates or raisins, or drained maraschino cherries.

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About Everyday Zucchini-Walnut Sweet Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #zucchini, #sweet bread

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