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Makeover Zucchini Bread

 Makeover Zucchini Bread
This makeover bread has a golden top, lots of sweet cinnamon flavor and a slimmed-down nutritional profile. It’s perfect for your next afternoon snack. —Marjorie Curtis, Haddam, Connecticut
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, applesauce, eggs, oil and vanilla
  • until well blended. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt
  • and baking soda; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended.
  • Stir in zucchini and walnuts.
  • Transfer to two 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing
  • from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 168 calories,

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Makeover Zucchini Bread (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.