Garden Vegetable Bread Recipe
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Garden Vegetable Bread Recipe

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Red pepper, zucchini and green onions provide the attractive color and pleasant flavor in this moist loaf from Jean Moore of Pliny, West Virginia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:16 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup warm buttermilk (70° to 80°)
  • 3 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2/3 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 cup chopped red sweet pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

One slice (prepared with 1% buttermilk and salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning) equals 94 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.


  1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available.
  2. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.
Originally published as Garden Vegetable Bread in Quick Cooking July/August 2001, p10

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Reviewed Aug. 24, 2010

"This bread is delicious. The red pepper flavour overwhelms the other veggies, although that is not necessarily a bad thing. I added extra zucchini, and green onions. I used parmesan cheese, I might add more than 2 tbsp next time though. Fantastic way to use up zucchini- fresh or frozen."

Reviewed May. 28, 2010

"I joined the site just to review this bread. I've made it twice so far and it is excellent! I tweaked it a little to suit my needs...more veggies, applesauce instead of oil, used a cup of whole wheat flour and threw in some flaxmeal. No amount of tweaking has caused any problems! The loaf has been beautiful each time. My three year old gobbles it plain."

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